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The Importance of Proper Shoe Fitting

Tuesday, 01 August 2023 00:00

A proper shoe fit is vital for maintaining foot health and overall comfort. The feet should be measured regularly as shoe size can change over time and with age. Shoes should have ample space in the toe box, allowing the toes to wiggle comfortably, and they should provide adequate arch support and heel stability. Avoid footwear that feels excessively tight or loose, as these may lead to painful issues like blisters, corns, and calluses. When trying on shoes, it is important to walk around and check for any discomfort or friction. People with specific foot conditions or concerns should opt for shoes that cater to those needs, such as orthopedic or wide-width options. If you have complex foot issues, chronic pain, or need additional help selecting properly fitting shoes, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist for personalized advice.

Finding a properly-fitting shoe is important in reducing injuries and preventing foot problems. For more information about treatment, contact Dr. Edward D. Hutson from Easton, PA. . 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 offices located in Easton, and Northampton, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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