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Any recommendation for good Shoes to wear following discectomy?

anjsmilesaanjsmiles Posts: 52
edited 04/16/2013 - 4:49 PM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Does anyone have a good recommendation as to what kind of women's shoes are best to wear for those of us recovering from discectomy? I need something I can wear with dress pants when I go back to work. Office casual. Right now my Sketchers walking shoes seem to work the best for me but they are too casual. I can really wear flata very well either. They bothered my legs even before I had a disc herniation so I need something that offers good heel support.
Angie 46 yo
Post Discectomy for L5/S1 herniation on 3/22/13. Also have bulge at L4/L5 and minor facet syndrome in one joint.


  • my title in hopes of getting this question answered.
    Angie 46 yo
    Post Discectomy for L5/S1 herniation on 3/22/13. Also have bulge at L4/L5 and minor facet syndrome in one joint.
  • Are you allowed to wear Crocs? My nurse has recommended those for me after surgery (May 1) and I am going to be ordering a pair shortly and will most likely wear them to work when I go back.
    Olivia Douglass
    MIS TLIF L5/S1 on 5/1/13
  • anjsmilesaanjsmiles Posts: 52
    edited 04/17/2013 - 2:32 AM
    Those would not be appropriate for my work. They are too casual. I have had them before though and while they would be fine for post surgical recovery during the time you can't bend over they are not supportive enough for daily use for me.
    Angie 46 yo
    Post Discectomy for L5/S1 herniation on 3/22/13. Also have bulge at L4/L5 and minor facet syndrome in one joint.
  • thoracic spine painthoracic spine pain Posts: 566
    edited 04/17/2013 - 2:49 AM
    I wear built up shoes to make sure my hips are at the same level. I can only wear kumfs (a new zealand company) who make heath shoes, they are expensive but they last forever,) papillions (not sure if that is the correct spelling, they make great health shoes that can be built up, also expensive but last forever and alegra. There should be shops around who specialise in health shoes, I never buy them off the web because if they feel comfortable the first time, I can wear them. They all make a great range of shoes that can be worn to work, think I wore my kumfs for three years to work every day. I just buy a plain pair of shoes or boots, because I have to wear them everywhere from going to work, going out to dinner or going to a wedding so I really get great wear out of them , the expense pays for itself.
  • Okay..... I am not sure what other type of shoe would be dressy yet comfortable for surgery recovery. I usually wear black flat dress shoes with arch support to work due to my back issues. If Crocs were not acceptable, I would probably wear my black flats.
    Olivia Douglass
    MIS TLIF L5/S1 on 5/1/13
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