Your Feet – Your Shoes

by Your ER Doc on January 26, 2012

We all know you can’t judge people until you walk in their shoes. But should we be walking in other peoples’ shoes? Sounds painful.

Our own feet are much too important.

Consider that every foot is made of twenty-six bones, thirty-three joints, nineteen muscles, and one hundred and seven ligaments. Lots can happen!

So take time, and care, when buying shoes. Here are some guidelines.

Feet should be measured while standing.

Measure both feet and fit the shoe to the largest one.

Forget shoes that need to be “broken in.” They should be comfy now.

Shop later in the day to account for swelling.

Try on shoes while wearing the socks you’d normally wear.

Make sure shoes fit the heel, the toes, and the sides of your feet and offer support.

And ladies, you’re four times more likely to have foot problems than men. Could it be those 5 inch heels? Enough said.

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