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Curled Toes & Sandals

Updated: Jun 9

What do they have in common?!


Actually, they have nothing in common, yet…


…working together, they can certainly help with a complication you may have!


I currently have curled toes, especially when I’m in the shower!  Not a good place for curled toes!  


WHY do we have curled toes? Spasticity


WHY are they a problem? 

  • Safety. Since your foot doesn’t rest flatly on the floor/in your shoes; there’s a propensity to fall due to instability. 

  • Pain. Just think about trying to walk on feet where ½ of your toes are tucked under the other ½ !  Ouch!

So…

I got to thinking…my toes don’t curl at all, or not as much, when I’m wearing shoes!


I thought…waterproof shoes!


I wanted something easy to don, priced reasonably & had non-slick soles.


And, of course, they had to be CUTE🙂


So, here’s what I found…




I love them and they work great!  


No more curled toes in the shower!!!


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PT for Curled Toes!


If you’re inclined to find a permanent solution, there are great PT exercises on YouTube you can do at home!


YouTube is a great resource for stroke recovery exercises you can perform at home!


HOWEVER, make sure the therapist teaching the exercise is neuro-trained!  Not all of them are.


My two personal favorites are: 

 

PHYSICAL therapy: ( PT = LOWER body )


Tara Tobias, PhD

Rehab HQ


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OCCUPATIONAL therapy: ( OT = UPPER body )


Elyse Newland, PhD

Post Stroke 


As you can see, although Elyse deals with the upper body, she sometimes posts exercises for the lower part!


I love the work these professionals perform because:


  • They both have earned a Ph.D, so they’ve intensely studied their respective neuro disciplines;


  • Both are practicing therapists, so they’re up-to-date on new rehab strategies, as well as stroke survivors’ and their caregivers’ concerns & successes; and…


  • Both have pleasant personalities; they’re compassionate; and clear and concise in their communication & demonstration of the exercises.



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