Posts for tag: Inadequate Footwear
A popular New Year's resolution is the desire to lose weight. While many people are eager to get started, first it is important to be fitted with the correct exercising footwear for the physical activity recommended in the weight loss program.
In an article cited in the Chicago Tribune, foot and ankle surgeons predicted an increase in foot pain during the month of January as people try to keep fitness resolutions. It was further suggested that the most common problems for those who go from couch potato to high intensity work-outs are sore Achilles tendons, heel pain and pinched nerves.
The physicians of Affiliated Podiatrists are committed to supporting a patient's desire to meet one's goals. Assuring proper fit of shoes and qualifying activities suitable for foot types is commonly performed in our office during a scheduled appointment.
Inadequate footwear notably causes pain and discomfort but has also been implicated in a growing number of falls. Patients who are at risk for foot problems due to deformity, circulatory or neurological impairment must be particularly careful in proper shoe selection and shoe fit.
Did you know that shoes are eligible for reimbursement under the Medicare Therapeutic Shoe Bill?
The doctors and staff at Affiliated Podiatrists have a special expertise in shoe matters. If you or a loved one hates shoe shopping because of underlying foot problems, schedule an appointment with us. We are committed to foot health and disease prevention.