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I know they are cute, but…

Okay, here comes a déjà vu moment… Dr. Oz is on and today it is about ‘your feet’. Not just yesterday, a co-worker sent a ‘flicked feet’ joke email to everyone in your office – all of this coming on the ‘heels’ of a progressive pain having had previously ignored a recommendation by your healthcare professional to consider support before style. You may ask ‘but what does that mean?’ It all stems from the footwear we outfit our street beaters with. I’m talking about the infamous pair of high heels, stilettos, and all-around pointy-toed shoes that have become the social convention for women throughout the decades.

The question of whether or not shoes cause foot deformities had been a highly debated topic within the podiatric community. However, we do know that other factors play a prominent role in the development of foot deformities such as genetics, biomechanics etc. Yet it’s safe to say that proper shoe gear has proven to be just as vital in preventing such deformities from making a mess of your foot. Honestly, most know what makes a ‘bad’ shoe. I often see my patients discretely (and sometimes not so discretely) nudge their pair of ‘foot offenders’, out of plain view, in hopes that I won’t notice.

I will admit I too used to wear much of the latest style of shoes that had me smiling on the outside but crying on the inside. As cute as they were and how flawlessly they matched my outfit, they hurt my feet like the dickens! Neither abnormal pressure, lack of support nor the act of contortion could change my conviction – I forced my foot to perform. What may begin to happen over time is the development of high pressure points that may cause pain, calluses or corns. Toes begin to adjust to being crammed and forced in unnatural positions which may lead to hammertoes, bunions, capsulitis and neuromas. A lack of support can cause shifts of pressure to increase in certain areas, producing arch pain, plantar fasciitis and tendonitis.

My goal is to not scare you into a pair of shoes shaped like a box and weigh a ton. I want to foster awareness and present a new way to see the role your shoes may play in your feet’s discomfort or deformity role. At the Shoe Fits, we have a certified shoe fitter who can make suggestions and help you find that ‘good’ shoe. We have doctors that are able to help you if you are already beginning to experience any of the ailments previously mentioned.

As it has been said, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’….

Dr. Daria Dalrymple, DPM



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  • “Almost 4 months after surgery and all is still well. On Monday of this week I had 4 patients of my own to see in our outpatient surgery department. I went up and down the flight of stairs to surgery a total of 9 times that day. Was I tired at the end of the day? You bet! Did my foot and heel give me any problems? None at all!!!! Thanks again for pain free walking.”

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  • “I've been both a patient of 1Foot 2Foot with Dr. Dairman and a client at Stems Spa. I can honestly say - WOW! I never thought I'd be proud to show my feet until now. Dr. D. fixed by heel pain and a pretty bad bunion. I can barely see the scar! The pedicures are simply amazing - AND CLEAN! Proud to have them in Suffolk! Thanks guys.”

    - Stephie

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  • “Dr. Dairman and his staff are wonderful. I went from dreading to even stand-up to out walking for exercise again. So happy with the improvement in my foot! Thank you 1Foot 2Foot.”

    - Cindy R.

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  • “I purchased many Dr. Scholl's supports, went to an orthopedic who sent me to therapy. Six months later I was no better. A friend told me about 1Foot 2Foot and Dr. Dairman. Within 2 weeks I was back to my activities with little pain. Within 4 weeks, I'm pain-free. How he did it, I don't know, but I now send all my friends and family to 1Foot 2Foot.”

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  • “Thanks to 1Foot 2Foot, six months after my husband had major foot surgery, he is up to running three miles with no foot or ankle pain!!”

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  • “I was greeted by a friendly receptionist, taken back promptly by a friendly assistant, and seen by a podiatrist who was comfortable, confident, and yes, friendly. He explained my problem (neuroma), offered several treatment options and said with a smile "I can fix that." He gave me a steroid injection and I left his office without pain. I haven't had pain since.”

    - tgreenleaf

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  • “Almost 4 months after surgery and all is still well. On Monday of this week I had 4 patients of my own to see in our outpatient surgery department. I went up and down the flight of stairs to surgery a total of 9 times that day. Was I tired at the end of the day? You bet! Did my foot and heel give me any problems? None at all!!!! Thanks again for pain free walking.”

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