Well Fitting Shoes Result in Good Health

Well%20Fitting%20Shoes.pngCBS 2’s Kathryn Brown says thatthe shoes you wear can affect your health. Many people believe that foot size remains the same upon entering adulthood. However, after finding patients suffering from pain in areas such as the feet, legs, hips or back as a result of poor fitting shoes, doctors believe that foot size does not remain constant.

Dr. Rock Positano of the Hospital for Special Surgery stated, “One of the more uncommon things that we see is that a woman or a man will be trying to fit a size 9 foot into a size 7 shoe.” Feet should be measured at least once a year, ensuring proper shoe size and comfort. When shoes are too large or too small, the feet must compensate and work even harder.

Proper fitting shoes are essential to one’s overall health. For foot and ankle injuries, see podiatrist Dr. Jeffrey Conforti of New Jersey. Dr. Conforti can treat all of 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 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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