According to the Valley News team, it is very important to consider what you put on your feet during the winter months. Dr. Richard Arness states. “The type of shoe you wear is very important because that provides that friction between the bottom of your foot and the ground.” While there are many shoes out there are very stylish and cute for the winter, they may not protect you against winter injury. A good grip is essential to preventing potential injury.
Finding a proper fitting shoe is important in reducing injuries and preventing foot problems. For more information about treatment, consult with one of our podiatrists from West Coast Podiatry Center. Our doctors will attend to all of your podiatric 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 proper 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, improper 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
Keeping in mind how shoes fit the biomechanics of your body, proper fitting shoes is vitally important. Fortunately, it is not difficult to acquire footwear that fits correctly. Be sure to wear shoes that support the overall structure of your body. Do your feet a favor and invest in several pairs of well-fitted shoes today.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Bradenton and Sarasota, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.