Whether people shop for shoes in stores or online, the importance of getting the right shoe size is crucial in protecting the feet. Blisters and bunions may develop while wearing shoes that are too tight, and a loss of balance may happen if shoes that are worn are too large. The majority of shoe stores have an effective tool that can accurately measure shoe sizes, and this is referred to as a Brannock device. People who would prefer to measure their feet at home can stand on a sheet of paper while wearing the socks that are normally worn. This is followed by tracing the length and width of the foot, and the right shoe size can be determined by using a conversion chart. When it is time to purchase shoes, it is beneficial to try them on and walk in them for several minutes in the store. This can help to determine if there is adequate room in the toe area. If you would like more information about how to get your right shoe size, it is suggested that you speak with a podiatrist who is an expert in matters of the feet.
Getting the right shoe size is an important part of proper foot health. Seek the assistance of Jeffrey Stewart, DPM from Coral Desert Foot & Ankle. Our doctor will provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
Getting the Right Shoe Size
There are many people who wear shoes that are the incorrect size, negatively affecting their feet and posture. Selecting the right shoes is not a difficult process, so long as you keep several things in mind when it comes to choosing the right pair.
- When visiting the shoe store, use the tools available to measure your foot.
- Be sure there is ‘wiggle room’. There should be about an inch between your toes and the tip of your shoes.
- Do not always assume you are the same size, as manufacturers run differently.
- Purchase shoes later in the day, as your feet swell as the day progresses.
- If a shoe is not comfortable, it is not suitable. Most shoes can’t be ‘broken in’, and comfort should be the ultimate goal when it comes to choosing the right pair of shoes
As our feet hold our body weight and keep us moving, it is important to treat them right. Picking the right pair of shoes can provide your feet comfort and mobility without pain.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in St. George and Kanab, UT, and Mesquite, NV . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
Have your child's feet been examined lately? Healthy feet are happy feet. If your child is complaining of foot pain, it may be a sign of underlying problems.
A stress fracture in the foot is generally accompanied by consistent aching, and it can be difficult to walk. It happens as a result of overuse that can gradually weaken the foot bones. The second metatarsal is a common place to suffer a stress fracture in the foot. This is defined as the long bone that is attached to the second toe, and is found in the middle of the foot. The navicular is one of the bones that forms the arch in the foot and is also a frequent place for a stress fracture. A diagnosis consists of having an X-ray taken, and treatment can consist of wearing a protective boot or cast. Many people choose to use crutches that can help to keep weight off of the affected foot, in addition to providing mobility. If you have foot pain, and believe it may be a stress fracture, it is suggested that you seek the counsel of a podiatrist who can effectively diagnose and treat this type of injury.
Activities where too much pressure is put on the feet can cause stress fractures. To learn more, contact Jeffrey Stewart, DPM from Coral Desert Foot & Ankle. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep your pain free and on your feet.
Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle
Stress fractures occur in the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken from too much or too little use. The feet and ankles then lose support when walking or running from the impact of the ground. Since there is no protection, the bones receive the full impact of each step. Stress on the feet can cause cracks to form in the bones, thus creating stress fractures.
What Are Stress Fractures?
Stress fractures occur frequently in individuals whose daily activities cause great impact on the feet and ankles. Stress factors are most common among:
- People affected with Osteoporosis
- Tennis or basketball players
- High impact workouts
Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures and can be constant or intermittent. It will often cause sharp or dull pain with swelling and tenderness. Engaging in any kind of activity which involves high impact will aggravate pain.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in St. George and Kanab, UT, and Mesquite, NV . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.
The Achilles tendon, the longest tendon in the body, connects the leg muscles with the heel. It allows you to walk, run, and jump. When the tendon becomes aggravated or inflamed, the condition is known as Achilles tendonitis. There are two types of Achilles tendonitis, insertional and non insertional. Insertional Achilles tendonitis affects the lower portion of the heel and can happen to anyone, whether they are active or not. Noninsertional Achilles tendonitis is more typical among athletes and affects the middle portion of the tendon. The pain, caused by overstressing or overworking the tendon, is generally set off by a sudden change in the intensity of movement. Tight calf muscles and lack of flexibility, which may be brought on by aging, are other common factors. Overuse, often experienced by runners who increase speed, distance, or frequency too quickly, can bring on Achilles tendonitis. Heel pain is the main symptom felt by sufferers of this condition. To find out whether you have Achilles tendonitis, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist.
Achilles tendon injuries need immediate attention to avoid future complications. If you have any concerns, contact Jeffrey Stewart, DPM of Coral Desert Foot & Ankle. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
What Is the Achilles Tendon?
The Achilles tendon is a tendon that connects the lower leg muscles and calf to the heel of the foot. It is the strongest tendon in the human body and is essential for making movement possible. Because this tendon is such an integral part of the body, any injuries to it can create immense difficulties and should immediately be presented to a doctor.
What Are the Symptoms of an Achilles Tendon Injury?
There are various types of injuries that can affect the Achilles tendon. The two most common injuries are Achilles tendinitis and ruptures of the tendon.
Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms
- Dull to severe pain
- Increased blood flow to the tendon
- Thickening of the tendon
- Extreme pain and swelling in the foot
- Total immobility
Treatment and Prevention
Achilles tendon injuries are diagnosed by a thorough physical evaluation, which can include an MRI. Treatment involves rest, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery. However, various preventative measures can be taken to avoid these injuries, such as:
- Thorough stretching of the tendon before and after exercise
- Strengthening exercises like calf raises, squats, leg curls, leg extensions, leg raises, lunges, and leg presses
If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in St. George and Kanab, UT, and Mesquite, NV . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.