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Invest in Running ShoesRecently in our blog, we discussed different common foot problems that people suffer from. While some people are prone to certain foot problems and others are due to natural causes, many of the foot problems people experience develop from wearing incorrect fitting footwear. Problems such as bunions or hammertoes develop slowly over time and are often the result of years of wearing restrictive footwear. As your local foot specialist in Marietta, we are going to go over how to select the right running shoe for your foot.

If you maintain an active lifestyle and spend a lot of time exercising, whether that is running or walking, it is imperative that you have the right shoes for the job. Not only do the correct shoes help improve your performance but they also help protect your feet, as well as the rest of your body. Your feet bear all of your body weight, plus some. So, how you carry and support your body weight has a direct effect on other parts of your body.

In order to choose the right running shoe, you first need to know what kind of feet you have. Are they flat, normal, or do you have a high arch? These are all questions you should be asking yourself. You can typically examine your foot and its arch to answer these questions. If you have flat feet, meaning you have no arch, it is very probable that your foot rolls inward when you walk or run. You will need to invest in a running shoe that offers your foot support and stability so it does not continue to roll inwards. High arched feet tend to roll outward when you walk or run. In this case, you will need to look for running shoes that have a soft, absorbent mid sole to help prevent your foot from rolling outward.

It is always a good idea to work with a salesperson when you are searching for the right running shoes. You will want to work with someone who is knowledgeable about what kinds of shoes best fit different kinds of feet. The right shoe can help prevent a multitude of problems down the road so, take the time to invest in your feet now.

 



Flip Flop Dangers from a Podiatry Group of Georgia

Flip Flop Dangers from a Georgia Podiatrist

There is no argument that flip flops are comfortable and a big hit every summer.  On the down side, there is great potential for serious foot issues for certain foot types. The most common ailments occur with those individuals with high or low arches.

 With most flip flops that are currently available in the market, the vast majority provide absolutely no support whatsoever.  By wearing them throughout the summer, you run the risk of causing serious damage to your feet over time.  Instead of flip flops, you should consider sandals instead. There are some sandals available that actually do offer a greater amount of support. These sandals are ones that naturally have an arch support built into them.

 With most shoes, there’s a good arch support built into their design. With this support, it enables your foot to be properly stabilized during jumping, running, walking or most other physical activities. Eventually, as we age, our feet take their toll in respect to our feet flattening out. Also, our ability to heal properly is dramatically reduced. If one’s body weight increases over the years, it can proportionally exert great force upon the feet as well. If this happens, you will need to get treatment from a Georgia podiatrist.

Georgia Podiatrist Explains Better Shoe Options

 If you are one that naturally or due to age, have developed flat feet, it is best for the  sake of your feet to wear sneakers that provide a secure arch support. If your arch is severe, it might require an orthoses which are shoe inserts that move your foot into a better position thereby permitting your foot to easily accommodate physical activity such as walking, running, etc. Additionally, it can dramatically alleviate any associated pain.

 If you are currently experiencing any pain while walking, it is best to consult a Georgia podiatrist and they can cast your foot and perform a biomechanical exam.


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