Low arch may contribute to muscle stress and joint problems in some individuals, though there is not a direct correlation. If you have significantly low archest, you may benefit from a walking shoe with a straight last and motion control to help stabilize your feet.
Consider the shape of your feet
Feet come in many shapes and sizes. To avoid painful problems, consider the shape and size of your feet when buying a pair of walking shoes. Remember, your shoes should conform to the shape of your feet. Your feet should never be forced to conform to the shape of a pair of shoes.
Shoes that are too narrow or too wide can lead to painful blisters and calluses. In addition, a toe box that’s not high enough and doesn’t provide enough room for your toes may aggravate foot disorders such as bunions and hammertoes.
The Right Footwear
The intricate alignment of bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons in your feet forms side-to-side (metatarsal) and lengthwise (longitudinal) arches. As you walk, these springy, flexible arches help distribute your body weight evenly across your feet. Your arches play an important role in how you adapt to various surfaces as you walk. Make sure you choose the right footwear. Ask your Podiatrist for help!
Foot pain, no matter how mild, is not natural. If you are experiencing pain or noticing a change in your feet you should seek medical care right away. Early care can help prevent the condition from worsening. Contact Podiatry Group of Georgia today to schedule your appointment or book you appointment online.
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