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By gary @foothealthpodiatry.com
April 15, 2014
Category: Foot Care

The Perfect Shoe Says A Lot About HumanityHitoshi Mimura, formerly of Asics, “the God of Shoes,” is known as one of the best solo shoe designers in the world.

After he left Asics, Mimura began crating custom-made footwear for both world-class athletes and any who inquired. The secret, he says, are all in the metrics. Length, circumference of each toe, heel width, and the length of the Achilles tendon all factor in to Mimura’s measurements.

"I take 13 measurements of the foot, each foot has to be measured separately," explains the sensei of shoemaking. "I only trust hand-measuring. Currently, each shoe takes about three weeks to make, mainly due to determining which materials to use." Preparation is also key,"For a world championships or Olympics I check the course once or twice. I went to Beijing three times."

It is important to find properly fitting shoes, in order to avoid injury or lower extremity consequences which results in pain. For more information and measuring, see podiatrist Dr. Sorelis Jiménez, DPM of Foot Health Podiatry. Dr. Jimenez can examine your feet and provide advice for proper shoe fitting while diagnosing and treating any conditions you may have.

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

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

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By gary @foothealthpodiatry.com
March 11, 2014
Category: Foot Care

children's foot healthCharity group Buckner’s Shoes for Orphan Souls was very fortunate this year as teenagers from Salmen High School Interact Club donated 200 pairs of new shoes. Slidell Rotary Club, who organized the community serve project in order to take in donations for the Orphan Souls program, was the ones who collected the shoes.

Eleanor Cumbow of Slidell had this to say, “The donations will be distributed overseas, as well as in the United States, to vulnerable children and orphans.” Last year they took in over fourteen hundred pairs of footwear and over thirteen hundred pairs of socks for the campaign—they will have to work very hard to top their previous efforts.

Keeping children’s feet healthy is sometimes a full-time job. If you want more information how to keep the podiatric health of a child at its peak, consult podiatrist Dr. Sorelis Jimenez of the Foot Health Podiatry. Dr. Jimenez will answer any questions you have and provide insight and information about your feet and ankles.

Keeping Children's Feet Healthy

Having healthy feet in childhood can help prevent medical problems later in life, namely in the back and legs. As children grow, their feet require different types of care from birth to school-age.

Although babies do not walk yet, it is still very important to take care of their feet.

· Avoid putting tight shoes or socks on his or her feet
· Allow the baby to stretch and kick his or her feet to feel comfortable

As a toddler, kids are now on the move and begin to develop differently. At this age toddlers are getting a feel for walking, so don’t be alarmed if your toddler is unsteady or ‘walks funny’.  Be sure the child wears comfortable and protective shoes so that they can grow into their feet properly.

As your child gets older, it is important to teach them how to take care of their feet

  • Show them proper hygiene to prevent infections such as fungus
  • Be watchful of any pain or injury
  • Have all injuries checked by a doctor as soon as possible
  • Comfortable, protective shoes should always be worn, especially at play

Children of all ages are constantly developing and growing. Healthy feet are important in order to live a normal, fulfilling life.

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

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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.

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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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