According to the BBC, your shoes have little effect on whether or not you sustain injuries. Aarhus University’s Rasmus Nielsen believes clinicians should place their focus on training as opposed to one’s choice of footwear. University of Calgary’s Benno Nigg conducted a study which provided six different shoe inserts in varying elasticity and hardness, keeping a diary over the course of four months. Regardless of the insole of their choice, injuries were less prevalent among those who ran without insoles. Both have concluded that comfort seems to be more important as opposed to the type or style of shoes that you wear.
Wearing properly fitted shoes can serve to prevent injuries and adverse conditions to your legs and feet. Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A can help size your feet and provide care should you develop any foot problems.
Getting the Right Shoe Size
There are many people that wear shoes that are ill-fitting, which affects their feet and posture. Selecting the right shoes is not a difficult process so long as you keep several things in mind when it comes to selecting the right pair.
· When visiting the shoe store, use the tools available to measure your foot
· When measuring your foot with your shoe on, add 1-2 inches to the size
· Be sure there is ‘wiggle room’. There should be about an inch between your toes and the tip of your shoes
· Do not always assume you are the same size, as manufacturers run differently
· Purchase shoes later in the day as your feet swell as the day progresses
· If a shoe is not comfortable, it is not suitable. Most shoes can’t be ‘broken in’, and comfort should be the ultimate goal when it comes to choosing the right pair of shoes
If you have any questions, please contact our office in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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