Television and movie star, Sarah Jessica Parker, recently announced that she has suffered permanent foot damage. The culprit—high heels. After years of sporting stilettos, the actress twisted her ankle after sliding in a pair with plastic soles. The accident sent her to the podiatrist where she learned how the bones of her feet had been affected by long days in heels. The American Podiatric Medical Association recommends wearing heels that are no more than two inches high.
Choosing the proper type of shoe, in the right size, will lead to healthier, happier feet. Shoe shopping should be done late in the day when the feet are at their largest due to normal swelling. Have your feet measured regularly since feet spread during the aging process, and keep in mind that sizes also vary based on brand.
The type of shoe that you purchase should match the activity that you will be doing. Many shoes are designed for specific sports or conditions, and they will offer the best fit and protection for your feet. Cushion and proper support are other factors to consider when choosing the right shoes for your feet.
Improper footwear can cause foot conditions that range from blisters to plantar fasciitis. Drs. Bruce Theall and Samuel Adegboyega understand the permanent damage that can be caused when poor shoe choices are made. Are you suffering from foot and ankle pain? The resolution to your discomfort will begin with a visit to Gentle Touch Foot Care in East Orange, NJ. Make an appointment today by calling 973-673-3668.