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What Are Foot Orthotics?  An answer from Pedors.com

What Are Foot Orthotics? An answer from Pedors.com

Foot Orthotics are an appliance that fit in you shoes to provide comfort, stability or correction to your feet. They can be purchased in many places such as a pharmacy, grocery stores, sporting good store, or online.If you cant find what you need, th

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I have two differently sized feet, what footwear?

I have two differently sized feet, what footwear?

Most people have 2 different size feet! Most of the time its around a 1/2 size difference, if this is the case for you, simply order the shoe size to fit the bigger foot.However, some individuals have a full size difference in their feet naturally or

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Is Your Footwear Causing Your Back Pain?

Is Your Footwear Causing Your Back Pain?

StartStanding.org has written an interesting article about how your shoes may be one of the culprits causing your back pain and advocate wearing shoes with wider toe-boxes, like Pedors, that allow your feet to splay out naturally when progressing thr

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Thank You For Sharing Your Pedors Stories!

Thank You For Sharing Your Pedors Stories!

Thank You For Sharing Your Pedors Stories!Some of you will have been contacted by me recently to share your "Pedors Story". We get so many wonderful reviews of our products (which we really appreciate) that I wanted to see if I could get the persona

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Hello From The Newest Member Of The Pedors Family!

Hello From The Newest Member Of The Pedors Family!

Hi Folks,My name is Helén (it's an Irish name pronounced Helaine) O'Hare. I am married to John O'Hare, Pedors CEO, and we live in the South of France with our (almost) four year old son, Benjamin. We love to get outside and so we do a lot of walking,

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The Health Benefits Of Walking.  Let's Walk!

The Health Benefits Of Walking. Let's Walk!

If you think about it, walking is one of the most accessible forms of exercise available to us. Before we look at all the health benefits to be gained from walking, let's first look at the pros without even having to lace up our walking shoes. It's

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Compression Stockings  & Socks Information

Compression Stockings & Socks Information

Who wears compression socks?"Compression socks? Are they not just for Grandma?" - well, apparently not.  While there is a good chance that your grandma wears compression hosiery or socks you will also find that all kinds of people in all types o

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What Are Hammertoes?  How Do You Fix Them?

What Are Hammertoes? How Do You Fix Them?

What are hammertoes?A hammertoe is essentially a painful deformity that causes the middle of a toe to bend upwards, thus resulting in a "hammer".A hammertoe can occur when the muscles in your toe no longer work together and they get out of balance so

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What Are Orthopedic Shoes? What makes them special?

What Are Orthopedic Shoes? What makes them special?

What Are Orthopedic Shoes?When people think of orthopedic shoes they often associate them with older people who have foot or medical problems and need to wear shoes of this type.  In reality though, orthopedic shoes are worn by people of all age

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What are good shoes for Nursing Home Residents?

What are good shoes for Nursing Home Residents?

What are good shoes for Nursing Home Residents?A simple enough question with surprisingly, a simple enough answer.Residents of Nursing Homes have some fairly common requirements when it comes to footwear. Shoes need to be stable, be easy to get on

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Pedors.com FAQ #3: What is Metatarsalgia?

Pedors.com FAQ #3: What is Metatarsalgia?

Gigi is back and this time she is taking on Metatarsalgia, otherwise known as Ball of Foot Pain.You may have heard of the "met heads" before, well they are the Metatarsal Heads at the balls of your feet. Sometimes this area of the foot can get inflam

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Pedors Videos - A Series Of Informative FAQ Videos

Pedors Videos - A Series Of Informative FAQ Videos

Pedors FAQ VideosWe are proud to announce that we have retained the services of video blogger extraordinaire, Gigi O'Hare, for our FAQ video series.Gigi is the youngest daughter of President and Co-Founder Stephen O'Hare.  We suspect Gigi has th

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Xpandasox - Lymphedema and Lipedema Socks

Xpandasox - Lymphedema and Lipedema Socks

It’s not the most glamorous of jobs – being the President of an orthopedic footwear company - but it is certainly the most rewarding job I've ever had as the reviews we receive inspire me.There’s a company called Yotpo® whose role in the world of on-

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Diabetic Footwear and Footcare - A Simple Guide

What do I need to know about Diabetes and Footcare?The most important thing to remember is to check your feet regularly. People with diabetes are more at risk for serious foot complications that can get nasty in a hurry if left untreated.For a diabet

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Diabetes - A Simple Guide To Understanding Diabetes

What Is Diabetes?Diabetes, also known as Diabetes Mellitus, is a serious chronic condition of metabolism resulting in high blood glucose. The high level of blood glucose is the result of a lack of either insulin secretion or insulin inaction or i

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​Insurance For Orthopedic Shoes - The Shortfalls

InsuranceOne of the most common inquiries we encounter at our Fantastically Functional Footwear company is whether Pedors are covered by insurance for a particular medical condition that affects a person’s feet and by extension the choices they mak

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​Evolution Of The Revolution Of Pedors Shoes

​Evolution Of The Revolution Of Pedors Shoes

When my brother Stephen and I started Pedors in 1997 we had no idea that it would take off the way it did but looking back it is easy to see why. Patients and practitioners were crying out for lightweight, easy to fit, machine washable, orthotic

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Ciabattas Winter Half Boot - Helps To Prevent Falls

Ciabattas Winter Half Boot - Helps To Prevent Falls

If you conjure up an image of winter means to you there is a good chance it will have snow, trimmed trees and gift giving in there.  For me and the rest of the people in our profession it usually features snow, ice and falls.My business partner

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Surprise Pedors Sightings - Peeking At Footwear

Surprise Pedors Sightings - Peeking At Footwear

I am always looking at what shoes people are wearing. It comes with the territory I suppose but if you walk past me I'm more than likely going to peek and what is on your feet.  Sometimes I spot someone wearing Pedors and the excitement is so mu

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Pedors Australia Website Launch And Introduction

Pedors Australia Website Launch And Introduction

We are delighted to announce that Pedors has officially launched a website in Australia.  www.pedors.com.auThis has been made possible by our partnership with FitnWell Footwear who are the master distributors for the Pedors and Genext brands in

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Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts or FSA’s as they are known, are medical savings accounts often set up by employers to help their employees budget for medical, dental, dependent care or child care expenses. Contributions to the account are deposited to

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Energy Drinks and Diabetes – A Double Whammy

Energy Drinks and Diabetes – A Double Whammy

This week Coca-Cola purchased a share in energy drink maker Monster Beverage. The news caught my attention as it seemed like a strange fit for me. As kids, were were holding hands teaching the world to sing in perfect harmony buying cokes for

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Forming Healthy Habits To Avoid Pre-Diabetes

Sitting at a desk all day at my age necessitates some sort of early morning exercise to get my metabolism going. If I don’t do it first thing, chances are it won’t get done. When the community pool is open during the summer, swimming is my prefer

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Contact Us The Old Fashioned Way - Send Us A Postcard

It seems for kids these days it’s “like” all about constant contact; being permanently in contact with the outside world. They are being force fed an information stream that shapes how they live their lives and dictates what they do and shapes th

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What is a Physiatrist?  Where do I find one?

What is a Physiatrist? Where do I find one?

It’s something you grow up taking for granted – mobility. You’ll remember how as a kid every day you’d jump out of bed and go about your day without giving it a second thought. As I watched my nine year old skip down the hallway to her room to ge

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You choose the shoes - don't let the shoes woo you!

You choose the shoes - don't let the shoes woo you!

“But why do orthopedic shoes have to be so ugly? Why doesn't someone make an attractive orthopedic shoe? I’m sure if they did, well…. they’d clean-up!”Without realizing it the wife of one of the attendees at the Medtrade show had per

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Am I Obese? Or am I just a bit overweight?

It’s a word that we hear every time there’s a report on healthcare in America. If you’re like me, you would probably agree that you could do with losing a couple of pounds, but you wouldn't ever consider yourself obese. The word connote

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What are orthotics?  Are they different from inserts?

What are orthotics? Are they different from inserts?

Orthosis, orthoses, or orthotic?Terminology can often add to the confusion of a subject. Words used in different settings can mean very different things. Words mispronounced can lead to completely new words which then take on a life of their own.

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What is a Pedorthist? Where can I find one near me?

It’s not a word you hear that often, “Pedorthics”,  pronounced peh-dor-thiks but in the orthopedic shoe world “Pedorthists” pronounced peh-dor-thists are the “old shoe dogs” that have been trained to fit and modify footwear to ensure

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What is Plantar Fasciitis?  Is it just a sore heel?

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Is it just a sore heel?

A few more weeks and we’re headed towards that time of year - late summer - what I call the Plantar Fasciitis season.Sometimes it starts early in late July but more often than not it really hits in mid to late August and then gets full blown in Sep

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The Story Behind The Pedors Classic Shoes For Arthritis

Someone recently asked me how I got into the orthopedic shoe business. I replied, as I usually do that “it kind of happened by accident and alcohol may have played a minor role”. But this time my daughter Georgia, aka “Gigi” was close by and sh

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Therapeutic Shoes for Diabetics - TSD Benefit

As manufacturers of diabetic footwear, we often get people asking us how they can get their diabetic shoes covered by the Medicare benefit for shoes for people with diabetes.Medicare’s Therapeutic Shoes for Diabetics has been a great success since th

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