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Tuesday, 09 January 2024 00:00

Well-Fitting Shoes

Choosing appropriate footwear is essential for maintaining foot health, enhancing physical activity, and preventing injuries. Well-fitted, activity-specific shoes that address individual foot concerns and offer adequate protection to feet, legs, and joints are essential. A suitable shoe should provide cushioning through its midsole, support proper foot alignment, ensure immediate comfort, and offer a snug, yet non-restrictive fit. Shopping post-exercise or late in the day ensures shoes remain comfortable when your feet are their largest. When trying on shoes, wear the type of socks you plan to use during the activity. Have your feet measured each time you buy shoes since size can change with age, and one foot may be slightly larger. Ensure there is room for toe movement and avoid shoes that require breaking in. Walk or run a few steps to assess comfort and heel grip. Ultimately, the right shoes can alleviate foot pain, improve mobility, and contribute to an active and pain-free lifestyle. If you would like specific help in finding shoes that fit properly, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist who can take into consideration your specific footwear concerns and make tailored footwear recommendations.

Finding a properly-fitting shoe is important in reducing injuries and preventing foot problems. For more information about treatment, contact Scott Burdge, DPM from Advanced Ankle & Foot. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Proper Shoe Fitting

A common concern when it comes to foot health, having properly fitted shoes can help prevent injuries to the foot. Out feet affect our posture and gait, which in turn affects the biomechanics and overall bodily structure. With 33 joints, 26 bones, and over 100 ligaments, the potential for serious injury is much greater than one realizes. Although the feet cease growth in adulthood, they still change shape as they mature. Here are some factors to consider when it comes to investing in proper fitting shoes:

  • Be sure the shoes fit correctly right away
  • Ensure the ball of your foot fits comfortably in the widest portion of the shoes
  • Even though they may look fashionable, improper fitting shoes can either create adverse conditions or exacerbate existing ones you may already have
  • Walk along a carpeted surface to ensure the shoes comfortably fit during normal activity

Keeping in mind how shoes fit the biomechanics of your body, properly-fitting shoes are vitally important. Fortunately, it is not difficult to acquire footwear that fits correctly. Be sure to wear shoes that support the overall structure of your body. Do your feet a favor and invest in several pairs of well-fitted shoes today.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Katy, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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