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The Significance of Shoe Size in Shoe and Foot Care

Shoe size plays a pivotal role in both shoe comfort and foot health. Wearing ill-fitting shoes can lead to a multitude of foot problems, ranging from blisters and calluses to more severe issues, like bunions and hammertoes. When shoes are too tight, they can constrict blood flow and cause discomfort, while overly loose shoes may lead to friction and instability, increasing the risk of injury. Properly fitting shoes should have enough room for the toes to wiggle comfortably without being too loose in the heel or arch. As feet can change in size over time, due to factors such as weight gain, pregnancy, and aging, it is essential to regularly measure shoe size to ensure optimal fit and support. Investing in shoes that accommodate the unique shape and size of your feet can help prevent foot pain and deformities, promoting overall foot health and well-being. By prioritizing shoe size in shoe selection, individuals can enjoy greater comfort, mobility, and longevity in their footwear choices. If you have questions about correct shoe size and how it relates to foot health, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist. 

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 Bergen Foot & Ankle. 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 Fort Lee, NJ and Flushing, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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