Are you wearing the right size shoes?
By DrNorvell
April 30, 2012
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It is important to have shoes that fit properly not only for comfort but to prevent many foot conditions.  Ill fitting shoes can cause bunions, hammertoes, corns, calluses as well as heel pain.

Some tips to insure you are wearing the right size shoe:

-You should be fitted for shoes later in the day when your feet are at its largest.

-One foot may be larger than the other, fit your shoes to the largest foot.  If a shoe is larger you can add pads and inserts to the shoe to take up room, but you cannot adjust for a shoe that is too small.  If your feet are more than 1 1/2 size different then get two different size shoes.

-Fit your shoes with the socks, hosieries, inserts, or braces you plan to wear with your shoes.

-Walk around the store with both shoes on to make sure the shoes feel right and fit.  If you notice any redness or irritation to your feet this is not the right size shoe for you.

It is important to have your foot measured at least once a year.  Do not rely on measurements taken years ago.  If you have a foot problem or are unsure about proper shoe fit, it is recommend that you see a professional for personalize shoe fitting.  At Atlanta Foot Care Center we measure our patient with the Brannock measuring device, which measures toe length, arch length, and foot width. We also specialize in Diabetic shoes and inserts.  If you have diabetes, poor circulation, or neuropathy you may qualify for diabetic shoes though your insurance.  These shoes help prevent wounds that could be limb and life threaten. 

 

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