Maybe it’s the wrong size…
Sometimes the easiest solution is the best solution.
One of the easiest and often overlooked ways to address foot pain is by checking shoe size.
Studies show a large percentage of people aren’t wearing the right shoe size, so making sure you are is a good first step.
Shoes that are too big for you can be as detrimental as shoes that are too small.
Having your feet move side to side or front to back in your shoes can lead to calluses, inflammation and sometimes open sores.
It’s even more important for people with Diabetes to have perfect fitting shoes.
A sore can lead to an infection and worse.
Having your feet measured every time you purchase shoes is highly recommended.
Also check the fit of new shoes by tying them on before buying them. Shoe sizing is not universal.
Although it’s easier now than ever to purchase shoes online or at self-serve stores, these aren’t the recommended approach.
Avoiding unnecessary foot pain can be as simple as wearing the right size shoes.
If you feel your foot pain isn’t from the wrong size shoes, we are here to help alleviate it.
P.S. We can measure your shoe size for you right here in the office.
Interesting Fact: Feet can get longer and wider with age which can affect our shoe size