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By Cumberland Run-Walk
July 26, 2018
Category: Foot Care

Fitted shoesDo your feet hurt you after a long strenuous day at work? Do you suffer from cramps and foot-related disorders? Well, in all comes down to one questions: Does the shoe fit?

Cumberland Run-Walk in Somerset, KY, know the quality and fit of your shoe plays a huge role in creating, or exacerbating, foot conditions, which is why they have a shoe store.

What do you need to know about shoes?

There are five key points to know about shoes:

  • The toe box, whether rounded, pointed, or squared, should provide ample space for toes.
  • The vamp, the upper middle part of a shoe, has velcro instead of laces, sometimes.
  • The higher the heel, the more pressure exerted on the front of the foot.
  • The part of the shoe that curves slightly near the arch helps differentiate the right shoe from the left.
  • The softer the sole, the more shock absorption.

Your Somerset pedorthist advises you wear shoes that have a durable construction that'll provide feet with protection and comfort. If the shoes don't fit appropriately, this may cause:

  • Bunions
  • Corns
  • Calluses
  • Hammertoes
  • Other disabling foot disorders

What do you need to know during you're shoe shopping at a specialized shoe store?

When shopping, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Don't force feet into shoes.
  • People have a foot larger than the other, so fit your new shoe according to your larger foot.
  • Limit heel height to two inches, or less to protect feet.
  • Judge a shoe by how it fits because sizes vary with shoe brands and styles.
  • Try on both shoes to make sure your feet are comfortable.
  • Make sure you can wiggle your toes freely when wearing shoes.
  • Foot size increases as you age, so remeasure feet every time you fit shoes.
  • Don't buy tight shoes. You don't need to break into shoes.

For more information, call Cumberland Run-Walk in Somerset, KY, at (606) 679-2773.

By Cumberland Run-Walk
April 30, 2018
Category: Foot Care
Tags: shoe fitting  

Learn about getting fitted for shoes in Somerset.shoe fitting

Are you wearing the right shoes? Improperly fitted shoes can damage your feet and cause foot pain. And amazingly, over 60 percent of all people are wearing improperly fitted shoes right now. Cumberland Run-Walk in Somerset, KY, is a total foot care center that offers the best therapeutic shoes on the market. Here are some of the most common reasons people get fitted for shoes.

1. Plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a chronic, local inflammation of a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the front of your foot. Plantar fasciitis causes pain on the bottom of the foot. High heels or improper shoes can excessively stress the plantar fascia. People who wear shoes with poor arch support also have an increased risk of plantar fasciitis.

2. Bunions. A bunion is described as a bony bump that forms on the side of the biggest toe. Bunions often cause pain and swelling around the joint at the base of the big toe. Wearing poorly fitted shoes can lead to bunions. Bunions occur mostly in women, as they are more likely to wear poorly fitting shoes.

3. Foot pain. Foot pain affects millions of American adults every year. Foot pain is often caused by standing for long periods, playing sports, injuries, and wearing poorly fitting shoes. Custom shoes can help short-circuit foot pain, so it doesn't continue to nag day in and day out.

4. Knee pain. Wearing high heels is a common cause of knee pain. According to a recent study, walking in high-heel shoes increases the distribution of weight and stress through the insides of your knee joints. Wearing poorly fitting shoes can also change the stress placed on your knee joints, possibly leading to injury and pain.

5. Diabetic foot care. Diabetes is a condition associated with high levels of sugar in the blood. High blood sugar from diabetes can lead to serious foot problems. Diabetics can lead to an amputation. Most amputations are preventable with good diabetes management, proper footwear, and regular foot care.

6. Hammertoes. A hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third, or fourth toe. In this condition, the toe is permanently bent at the middle joint, so that it resembles a hammer. The most common cause of hammertoe is wearing shoes that are too tight. Hammertoe is more likely to occur in women who wear high heels or shoes that don't fit well.

7. Corns. Poorly fitting shoes put the feet in unhealthy positions, which can lead to painful corns. Corns are thickened areas of skin that form on the toes. Corns have a dull, rough appearance and they are smaller than calluses. Wearing proper footwear can help to prevent and treat corns.

Say hello to healthy and happy feet! If you need to get fitted for shoes, we can help you today! Visit Cumberland Run-Walk in Somerset, KY, to shop for shoes or call 606-678-9864 and talk to a footwear specialist. Custom footwear will do you and your feet a world of good.