rheumatoid arthritis2If your feet are hurting, it may be because you have ill-fitting footwear. Poor-fitting shoes can impact and cause long-term damage to your feet without you realizing. Some symptoms of improper footwear include blisters, bunions, corns, calluses, and ingrown toenails. It’s important to have your feet measured correctly by a professional or to understand your own personal foot shape. Take into consideration your foot function, stability, and gait when choosing shoes. Types of shoes vary by pronation, which is the rolling of the foot as we walk or run.

Proper fitting shoes are essential to one’s overall health. If you are having foot and ankle problems,consult with Dr. James Ricketti of New Jersey. Dr. Ricketti will provide you with the foot- and ankle information you seek.

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

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office, located in Hamilton, NJ. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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