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shoes for those with heavy metal implanted in hip/leg after operation

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I have come to know about someone in 3rd world country who has had surgery/operation and the additional weight due to the metal placed inside is 2.5Kgs. It was told me that the person's weight on right leg, makes the foot so very sore and painful.

the availability is not there enough for good shoes for this purpose. right now, the elderly woman is wearing more of flats, as that is best what is at disposal for their situation.

can you suggest what will be the medical term for such a comfort shoes for those carrying heavier load due to metals inside in the leg after  operation? that I can get and ship it there.

thanks-

I have attached an example I envision what it might be..
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I don't really know anything about that. But... I imagine orthotics are probably pretty close to what you're looking for? The goal of orthotics is to appropriately align the foot and distribute the weight properly to improve comfort and reduce stress on your feet/legs, and indirectly your neck and spine. You usually get custom-made orthotic insoles that go inside of a running shoe, but there are also entire shoes (or at least various shoe manufacturers like Saucony) that are specifically designed with orthotics and therapy in mind.

Although, that sort of thing might not help you in a 3rd world country where those kind of services might not be available... good orthotics are custom made, so a specialist has to take a mold of your foot in foam or wax and then create the orthotics out of fibreglass.

There are also "generic" orthotic insoles that aren't custom made, and instead you pick from several dozen different common options made for typical foot shapes. But, you still have to get measurements of the foot in order to be prescribed the correct option, because all feet are different.
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helps! thank you.
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