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A Guide to Proper Shoe Sizing

Choosing the right footwear is not just about fashion, it is a vital aspect of foot health and overall comfort. Wearing Ill-fitting shoes can lead to various problems, from blisters and calluses to more serious issues such as bunions and back pain. To ensure you are getting the perfect fit, it is beneficial to follow simple guidelines. This can begin by measuring your feet regularly, as their size can change over time. Stand up when measuring, as your feet expand under your body's weight. Remember that one foot may be slightly larger than the other, so choose shoes based on the larger foot's size. It is important to pay attention to both length and width, as a shoe that is too narrow can cause discomfort and potential foot problems. When trying on shoes, do so in the late afternoon or evening when your feet tend to be slightly swollen from daily activity. Walk around in the shoes to ensure they provide enough space and do not pinch or rub anywhere. Check that your toes have some wiggle room, and your heel fits snugly without slipping. Finally, consider the type of shoe you need based on your activity, whether it's running, walking, or formal occasions. Proper shoe sizing is an investment in your foot health and overall well-being. By taking the time to find the right fit, you can prevent discomfort, pain, and potential long-term foot issues. If you require additional information about various shoe fitting methods, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist.

Finding a properly-fitting shoe is important in reducing injuries and preventing foot problems. For more information about treatment, contact Pedram Aslmand, DPM from Advanced Foot and Ankle Center. Our podiatrist 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 Long Beach, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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