Wearing appropriate footwear is essential in preventing a variety of foot injuries. Wearing shoes that don’t fit properly may cause corns, calluses, bunions, hammertoes, and more. In order to make sure you are wearing appropriate shoes for your feet, it is imperative that you have them measured. It is also important to walk around in a pair of shoes before you buy them. This will allow you to make a proper judgement call on whether or not the shoes will be comfortable enough for daily use.
Proper fitting shoes are essential to one’s overall health. If you are having foot and ankle problems,consult with Dr. Alan Discont, D.P.M. of Family Foot and Ankle Care. Dr. Discontwill provide you with the foot- and ankle information you seek.
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 properly 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, improperly 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
If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Chandler, AZ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.