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Study Suggests Proper Footwear is Vital in Preventing Foot Woes

proper shoe sizeHigh heels wearers are at risk for Achilles tendon issues, and the wrong shoes can trigger plantar fasciitis; even flat shoes can harm the feet due to lack of support and cushioning according to Cami Marshall of WEMY News 2.  

A study by the Institute for Preventive Foot Health, suggests more than half of us suffer from foot problems and often these problems are directly related to our shoes.

Consumer Reports On Health believes selecting a lower heel to minimize pressure off the ball of your foot is one way of keeping your feet happy. Also it is important to make sure there is adequate space in the toes, and avoid shoes that have thin, little, or no support. Marshall states that the most common problem is simply wearing the wrong shoe size.  

Getting your feet sized and fitted is important in reducing risks in injuries to your lower extremity. A podiatrist like Dr. Sorelis Jimenez of Foot Health Podiatry can provide you with additional advice, and appropriate care for what shoes fit best on your feet.      

Getting the right shoe size

Sometimes it may be difficult finding the right shoe size especially because shoe sizes tend to vary depending on the brand and company you are looking for. For example, a size 6 for one brand may be a size 7 in another. Although many people know their exact shoe size, it can range within 2 sizes depending on where they shop.

It is best to try on the shoe and walk around for a bit to see how it fits and how it feels. Comfort is essential and the fitting has to be well otherwise it can lead to blisters, bruises at the back of the ankle and it can also hurt your toes if the shoe is too tight for example.

To learn more about finding the right shoe size for you, and online shopping follow link below.

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

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