Our feet suffer more wear and tear than many other parts of the body due to how often we use them. The amount of stress that we put on our feet on a daily basis is often overlooked, through just walking around on an average day they are subjected to a great amount of force. This is increased when we decide to go running, stand for long periods of time or wear poorly fitting shoes.
Choosing shoes which do not fit correctly can cause a number of problems such as blisters, corns and hammertoes. Unsuitable footwear will also affect your biomechanics which can cause painful knee, hip and lower back issues.
The perfect footwear will give your feet support, offer a good level of shock absorption and allow your feet to ‘breathe’.
There are three types of shoe in particular which have been found to cause a variety of foot problems. High heels, flip flops and unsuitable running shoes often do not support your feet properly and are unable to provide the shock absorption that your feet need to stay comfortable.
Our infographic explains which conditions can be caused by these particular styles of shoe, and how they can be prevented by following simple advice.
If you would like expert advice about how you can take care of your feet, improve your posture and combat any pain that you may be experiencing, contact the team of podiatrists and chiropodists at Harris & Ross who will help you to get your feet into perfect shape.