Does the shoe fit? | The Podiatrist and yourfeetnz

To avoid foot pain and injuries, it is wise to change your running shoes often

Make sure your shoes fit.

 

Wearing comfortable shoes that fit can prevent many foot problems. Consider these tips for proper foot care:

Shoe size may change as you age. Always have your feet measured before buying shoes. The best time to measure your feet is at the end of the day when your feet are largest.

  • Most individuals have one foot that is larger than the other. Buy shoes to fit the larger foot.
  • Always try on shoes before purchasing. Shoe sizes can vary between brands and styles.
  • Walk in shoes before purchasing. The shoe heel should not slide when you walk.
  • Select shoes that are shaped like your foot. High heels and pointed toes can hurt your feet.
  • Leave about a half inch between your longest toe and the end of the shoe when standing.
  • Make sure the ball of your foot fits comfortably into the widest part of the shoe.
  • Don’t buy shoes that feel too tight and hope they will stretch.
  • The upper part of the shoes should be made of a soft, flexible material.
  • Soles should give solid footing with no slip.

Good foot care and regular foot checks are an important part of health care.

The Podiatrist should look at your feet often. If you have foot problems, make an appointment today.

For all your foot problems, visit The Podiatrist

www.thepodiatrist.co.nz

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About Your feet and podiatry with Caron Orelowitz | Registered Podiatrist - Auckland

Caron Orelowitz was born in Johannesburg and emigrated to New Zealand in 1997. She studied Podiatry at The Witwatersrand Technikon and was in private practice in South Africa for a few years, before setting off to ‘the other side of the world’. Auckland Podiatry. Since 1998 she has been helping people of all ages who have problems with their feet, from the elderly, to sports people, and those who just want some TLC for the feet. At present she has 5 practices (with a satellite Diabetes Practice out West Auckland), owns a children’s shoe shop (Scooters in Remuera), and tries to fit in some exercise when time permits. Caron is an active member of Podiatry New Zealand (NZ), and holds the position of Treasurer for the Auckland Branch, as well as representing the Northern Region on the Executive Council. She is registered under HPCAA (Health Practitioner Competency Assurance Act), and is often seen attending (and organizing) Seminars and workshops. Caron has a special interest in Paediatrics and can often be seen on the floor showing children some exercises. ACC registered Discounts for Super Gold Card Holders, members of Grey Power and Green Prescription participants. www.thepodiatrist.co.nz www.yourfeet.co.nz

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