• The Root of Foot and Ankle Problems

    on Sep 8th, 2017

Humans, mammals, reptiles, and all types of species use their feet every day to move around. Our feet serve as a main means of transportation. Without them we would be severely limited I our everyday tasks.  Since we use our feet all the time, it puts a lot of stress and pressure on them. Over time the stress and pressure builds up and our muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons can suffer. Sometimes we can add to the suffering by taking poor care of our feet, unaware.


The type of shoes we wear everyday can have a huge impact on our feet and ankles and can be the sole cause of some foot and ankle problems. Heels for example, are a huge problem for women. They are typically narrow toed, too high, and can cause bunions, blisters, hammertoe, and so many other foot related problems. Men can also suffer from a poor choice in shoe. Loafers tend to be tight fitting and push the toes together. This can cause overlapping and underlapping toes as well as calluses.

If you plan to be on your feet all the time, you should really take the time to research a pair of shoes that will fit well and benefit you for the long term. It is recommended that you change your shoes out every 6 months to be sure that they are providing the best amount of support that they can provide.  When picking shoes be sure that your plantar arch has a lot of support. Also, be sure that the shoes are not restrictive, narrow, or have a heel that is larger than 2 inches high.

Acquiring the right type of shoe for your foot is not always easy. Not everyone has the same feet and each shoe fits each individual differently. If you are trying to find the right shoe for you, Dr. Howard M. Kimmel of Buckeye Foot Care in Brook Park, Willoughby, Cleveland, and Elyria, Ohio can help you find the right shoe for your foot. Call 440-367-8773 or book an appointment online today. At Buckeye Foot Care your foot and ankle health is our top priority.

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