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The Key to Proper Shoe Fitting

The importance of a proper shoe fitting can make a world of difference in foot comfort and health. Getting the right shoe size is like finding the perfect fit for a puzzle piece. Shoes that are too tight can cramp the toes and cause pain, while loose shoes can lead to blisters and discomfort. To find the ideal fit, measure the feet regularly as they can change as the body grows. It is beneficial to try on new shoes with the socks that will be worn to get an accurate feel. It is important to check that the heels do not slip and the arch of your foot aligns with the shoe's arch support. The feet are comfortable in shoes that fit properly right away. If you would like more information about how to measure for shoes that fit correcty, it is suggested that you speak with a podiatrist who can provide you with the knowledge you are seeking. 

Finding a properly-fitting shoe is important in reducing injuries and preventing foot problems. For more information about treatment, contact one of our podiatrists from Cleveland Foot & Ankle Clinic. Our doctors will treat 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 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, properly-fitting shoes are 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 our offices located in Cleveland, Independence, and Kent, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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