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By Dr. Steven Miller
January 30, 2017
Category: Shoes
Tags: running   pain   Rocker   sole  

Forefoot rockerInstead of a flat sole, rocker bottom shoes are curved and have been shown to substantially relieve pain associated with a variety of foot problems.

The most common design, which is incorporated in many running shoes, is a forefoot rocker.  By reducing the motion in a painful toe joint, metatarsalgia and hallux rigidus pain can be eliminated.
Heel-to-toe rocker
For a painful heel or arch, a full heel-to-toe rocker may be needed. Examples include MBT, Ryn, Skechers Shape-ups 2.0, and Abeo ROCS.

If you need assistance with choosing the correct shoes for your feet, schedule an appointment by calling (847) 675-3400 or go to