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How Proper Shoes Help Prevent Blisters

Monday, 13 July 2020 00:00

Blisters can be uncomfortable and painful, and properly fitting shoes are one of the most important steps in preventing them. Shoes that are too small can cause pressure against the foot leading to the development of blisters. Shoes that are too big allow the foot to slide around inside the shoe, also causing friction. Shoes should be the proper length for your foot and there should be about a thumb’s width between the longest toe and the end of the shoe. Shoes should also be the proper width as well, meaning that the foot is not hanging over the side of the sole, and that the shoe can properly tighten. While properly fitted shoes may not completely eliminate blisters, they can help minimize their formation. If you are still experiencing blisters, please consult with a podiatrist to see what treatment options are correct for you.

Finding a properly-fitting shoe is important in reducing injuries and preventing foot problems. For more information about treatment, contact Corinne R. Kauderer, DPM from Dyker Heights Foot & Dental. 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 one of our offices located in Brooklyn, NY and Old Bridge, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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