For some reason, back in November, my knees have gotten considerably worse with arthritis. Bad enough to send me to an orthopedic surgeon where I was given a cortisone shot and told to exercise my knees. I am a candidate for knee replacement surgery sometime in the future but not now -- and if you ask me, not ever.
I am pretty sure I have arthritis in all my joints but because I am heavier than I should be I think it is hitting my lower, weight bearing joints the worst. My left ankle is giving me a lot of trouble right now. I have had three severe sprains in it and now that I seem to be giving to my knee a great deal it is acting up as well.
I am a structural hot mess.
So, I am noticing that one pair of shoes that I wear frequently is making things worse for my knees and my ankle. This is them --
I have a pair of Clark's flats that work fairly well -- they are so old I can't find a photo of them!
I have a pair of Grasshopper ortho-lites that feel ok but with my high arches I don't do well in lace up shoes but it seems that if I am not in the ones pictured above, I am in those.
The problem is that I think all of my shoes are making my foot issues worse.
I am thinking of trying Tom's. I need something I can just slip on. I am afraid I inherited my father's feet and he couldn't wear lace -ups either.