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  • rlh71
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    I have neck and lower back operations performed by you. Both were successful. I have been doing various stretching exercises and core exercises as well as riding my bicycle and walking and was wondering if I should consider rocker shoes when walking. Thanks.

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Rocker shoes were initially developed for patients with ankle fusions. The rocker design allows the motion of rolling over the fused ankle to supplement the abnormal motion of the ankle. The amount of energy used for this rolling motion is much greater than that of a normal ankle joint.

    Rocker bottom shoes stretch the tendons around the ankle joint and increase the energy expenditure for walking. If that is what you want, then you can use them but any benefits that are advertised (if you don’t have an ankle fusion) are really not credible.

    Dr. Corenman

    PLEASE REMEMBER, THIS FORUM IS MEANT TO PROVIDE GENERAL INFORMATION ON SPINE ANATOMY, CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS. TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, YOU MUST VISIT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN PERSON.
     
    Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.
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