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Has anyone tried special coil shoes?

Shell74Shell74 Posts: 300
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:26 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
My PT has recommended these special shoes to me. No names, I know. They have a 1 1/2-2 inch coil/spring at the heal, these are open so you actually see the spring and look a little strange, but are supposed to be great for absorbing weight and helping back and knee pain.

Has anyone tried these before or after surgery? The are fairly expensive and you need to go to a store to be specially fitted, but I am willing to try just about anything at this point.



  • I purchased some about a year ago. I had been hurting for 1 1/2 years and willing to try anything. Yes they are wonderful. Take alot of shock of walking off your back. Recently had two level fusion and have not been wearing them right now. But they do help.
  • Where do you purchase these shoes? Are they found in stores or are they available by prescription?

    Also has anyone tried inserts in their shoes? A friend of minse who had a one level fusion 20 years ago swears by them??
  • Here's a link to a manufacturer's website (there is a store locator link on the main page):

  • have never seen nor heard of these. Looks very interesting. I think I would like to try them on if I ever get a chance. Not sure if it would really help with nerve pain, but as a back surgery patient, sure couldn't hurt.


  • Thanks MarkR, I didnt know if I could post the link,lol. My PT, who has a spinal cord injury and lots of nerve related damage swears by them. You need to go to a store for them, the nearest one to me is almost 2 hours away. I was hoping to pick up a used pair(Ebay) to try before I traveled and spent the big bucks. However, they need to be fit and adjusted properly so I may not get the best results if I buy online.

    iowarobin, Thanks for the feedback.
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