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Choosing the Right Sneakers for Your Feet

Monday, 13 August 2018 00:00

If you plan to go on a run, you should ensure that the shoes you choose to wear fit your feet properly. Running not only impacts your feet, but it also affects your hips, knees, spine, and shoulders. Consequently, it is important that you wear shoes that offer support for your feet. When shopping for a new pair of sneakers, you should ask yourself, “Is the brand I am currently wearing comfortable for my feet?” If you can answer this question with “Yes”, then there may not be a reason for your to switch brands. However, if you do not feel comfortable with your current shoe brand, you should visit a specialist running shoe store to pick out a new pair of sneakers. There are many different foot shapes such as flat foot, high arch, and normal arch. You should try to figure out your foot shape because you may need to wear custom orthotics to correct an abnormal arch.

Finding a properly-fitting shoe is important in reducing injuries and preventing foot problems. For more information about treatment, contact Dr. Kellvan Cheng from Elite Foot & Ankle. Our doctor 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 office located in North Dallas, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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