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The Benefits of Wearing Shoes That Fit Correctly

Monday, 11 May 2020 00:00

There are many people who wear shoes that do not fit correctly, and may subsequently experience uncomfortable foot conditions. Some of the conditions that may occur when the wrong size shoes are worn can include ankle injuries, bunions, and hammertoe. When proper size shoes are worn, the feet will feel better, and it may be easier to accomplish daily activities. Additionally, injuries related to exercise may be prevented when shoes fit properly. It is beneficial to purchase shoes later in the day, when the feet are generally at their largest, and to wear the socks that would normally be worn.  If you would like more information about methods pertaining to purchasing shoes that fit properly, please consult with a podiatrist.

Finding a properly-fitting shoe is important in reducing injuries and preventing foot problems. For more information about treatment, contact one of our podiatrists from Henderson Podiatry. Our doctors 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 one of our offices located in Lancaster and Willow Street, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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