Shoes, Socks and Orthotics
Quality, well-fitting shoes is a must. Our
podiatrist can examine your feet for any biomechanicl issues
and our pedorthist can examine your shoes for fit and
quality. Nearly 1 in 4 people actually need a specialized
shoe due to the physical structure of their feet. Shoes
should also be purchased for you specific activity to provide
the best possible support and comfort. For example,
wearing running shoes to play basketball could cause or
contribute to injury. Make sure to buy your shoes at the end
of the day because your feet swell and have your feet measured
while standing and wearing the socks you normally wear
to get the most precise measurement.
Socks are also a very important component to preventing
injury. They should be well-padded over the toes and
under the ball and heel of the feet. They should also wick
away sweat to keep your feet dry and cool and prevent bunching
and shifting in your shoes.
Orthotics may also be recommended to provide support and
stabilize the foot. Custom orthotics are made of a mold of
your foot and provide precise support to your feet. They also
last much longer than the orthotics you can buy in a store.
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