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Wearing Improper Footwear Can Harm the Feet

Tuesday, 16 April 2024 00:00

Your choice of footwear is more than just a fashion statement. Footwear significantly impacts the health of your feet. Whether you are navigating hard surfaces or engaging in physical activities, the shoes you wear can make a difference. For concrete or other hard surfaces, wearing supportive shoes with softer soles and arch support are essential to minimize foot pain and prevent issues like calluses and corns. Lace-up boots can offer relief by maintaining leg alignment, although they may limit ankle mobility. However, high heels can cause significant physical stress, altering foot position and posture and potentially lead to long-term damage. Sports enthusiasts should prioritize shoes with adequate cushioning and stability to prevent injuries. Custom-made orthotics tailored to your foot's unique needs can help to address specific issues and prevent further injury. Regularly alternating and replacing your shoes can vary foot posture and decrease the risk of injury. If you are experiencing foot problems or need guidance on proper footwear choices, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for an exam, diagnosis, and treatment plan.

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact Dr. Gerald Perelman from Ohio. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Everyday Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. Without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks.

It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before. For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops. Wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent Athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Wilmington, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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