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Shoes That Are Good For Your Feet
Supportive shoe: As a rule, a thicker, stiffer soled shoe with good arch support is usually best. You need to match the shoe to the activity. Wear appropriate shoes and replace on a regular basis. Most people wear a shoe past it usefulness. If you are on your feet all day, then replacing at six months in not a bad habit to start. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I read that alternating shoes each day and heel height (from 3/4 to 2 in. And wide instead of narrow) is good for feet. Is this true? If so, why?
How can I pick summer shoes or sandals with good support to avoid feet from spreading and swelling?
Shoes: Really ? Shoes don't stop spreading or swelling. See your podiatrist for the swelling and the spreading . He/she can instruct you in how to choose a proper shoe. ...Read more
I don't drive so i walk a lot and i wear good walking shoes, but my feet still hurt. The pain is on my heels and the middle the pain is up to my anke?
Painful heels: Good walking shoes that do not fit properly can cause heel pain. In addition a tight muscle can can also cause heel pain. If the cause of your pain is improperly fitting shoes have your feet measured and your shoes checked for proper fit. If the cause of the heel pain is tight calf muscles then appropriate stretching exercises help greatly. There are 31 other causes for healed pain consult your podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variety: There are many good otc insoles. A few of my favorites are: powersteps, superfeet, spenco orthotics and birkenstock. There are many others. You need to try them on as each will feel a little different. Too much support may not feel comfortable if your foot is very flat. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Look for: Shoes that have good arch support built in to them. Avoid flats, and if needed, add an over-the-counter arch supports to them. ...Read more
I work 16 hour shifts at a nursing home any suggestions on a good pair of shoes that won't kill my feet?
Points to consider: First figure out if your feet hurt even if you are not on them. Do you need to be evaluated by a podiatrist? Do you see any pressure marks on your feet where shoes are causing friction? Where do your feet hurt? Consider: supportive insoles to cushioning and absorb shock, steel shank for distributing weight. Wider shoes so your feet are not cramped, yet make sure they are snug. Arch supports! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a lot of calluses on my feet. Im standing probably between 10-12 hours a day. Is it caused by my shoes? How can I prevent calluses for good?
Possibly : Can be. Calluses can be formed from several different reasons. I recommend seeing a podiatrist who can help with different treatment options including prescription ointments to custom orthotics. Don't let them go to long without care, they can lead to ulcers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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