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Benefits of Shoes that Fit your Feet Shape

By Dr. Jason Gold, DPM, FACFAS | Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus DPM, RPhs, FACFAS

If you wear shoes that do not fit properly, it can cause all sorts of problems. Your feet will be more likely to get sore, and the poor fit can interfere with the way you walk and make it more likely that you will get injured. If you are not walking with the proper form, other parts of your body, including your knees, hips, and back can also be affected. If you live in Deerfield Beach and suffer from neuromas, you can benefit greatly by wearing shoes that fit your feet shape.

Trying shoes on before buying them and choosing the ones that fit the best will make it more likely that you can go about your daily activities without pain, and make it easier for you to stay in shape since you will be able to exercise longer without experiencing discomfort.

For the best fit, choose shoes that are very comfortable even when you first try them on. Don’t expect to break in shoes and have them be more comfortable after a time. Make sure that your foot doesn’t move around inside your shoes and that your toes and the top of your foot have sufficient space and are not cramped. Wear the socks that you plan to wear with the shoes when you try them on, this way you will not purchase shoes that will be too loose or too tight when you wear those socks. Make sure your shoes offer the proper support for your arches, and that any inserts you wear will fit in the shoe without resulting in your foot becoming too crowded. If a pair of shoes is not perfectly comfortable, keep looking since there will be a number of comfortable options out of the many shoes available. Once you find shoes that fit your feet shape, you may want to purchase a few pairs and rotate between them.

Dr. Jason Gold, DPM, FACFAS

Known for his expertise in thorough diagnostic testing and a steady surgical hand, Jason M. Gold, DPM, is a leader in modern foot and ankle care and sports medicine. He’s one of a handful of doctors who’s board certified in foot and ankle surgery in Palm Beach County. Dr. Jason Gold cares for patients at Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center, a state-of-the-art practice with locations in Boca Raton and Boynton, Florida.

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus , DPM - Podiatrist in Boca Raton, FL

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus DPM, RPhs, FACFAS

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus is a foot, ankle, and leg vein specialist practicing in South Florida. She is considered a leader and innovator for various procedures in her field, including fat pad and vein care. Dr. Schoenhaus grew up in southern New Jersey and she considers herself a true Philly girl. After graduating from the University of Michigan, having studied kinesiology and human movement, she went to Temple University in Philadelphia where she got her doctorate.

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