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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