Podiatrist in San Leandro, CA
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Description: Shoemaker Alan Kleinman holds a plaster cast of one of Igor Vovkovinskiy's feet. He never goes by shoe size. 'That's irrelevant to me. I've got the cast, which is an exact replica of the foot.'Igor Vovkovinskiy of Minnesota is no stranger to the negative side effects of wearing improper footwear. Standing at 7 feet 8 inches he is the tallest man in America and as a result has suffered from foot ailments for many years.  “I started getting sores on my feet because the shoes were just too small” said Vovkovinskiy.  The sores he experienced required surgery. Shoemaker Alan Kleinman of Louisville took notice of Vovkovinskiy after he appeared on Anderson Cooper’s talk show.  After meeting in person Kleinman was able to make a cast of Vovkovinskiy’s foot and from it a custom pair of shoes.

“The shoes that Alan made are the first comfortable shoes I’ve had in at least three to four years” said Vovkovinskiy. It is important that the right shoes are worn for protection and guard against pain and discomfort. Now that Vovkovinskiy has a pair of shoes that fit him well he is ‘able to walk more now.’ A podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay can make recommendations on how to care and find shoes that fit you, as well as help you with any foot pain you might have experienced from wearing ill fitting footwear.

The Importance of Proper Foot Support

Walking is an everyday function for both men and women, and in order to keep your body’s balance in order, you are going to need shoes that provide the proper kinds of support. 

Poor foot support can cause pain and discomfort in the lower back, hips, knees, neck and shoulder. It also can lead to emotional stress, and physiological changes in the body. In order to avoid these problems, you must have proper foot support.

To learn more about the importance of proper foot support and what shoes to consider, visit link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices which are located in San Leandro, Pleasanton and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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