FAMILY PODIATRY of MARYLAND
Facts About Shoes
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Poorly fitting shoes can cause bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes, and other disabling foot problems.

According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, one in six persons or 43.1 million people in the U.S. have foot problems. Thirty-six percent regard their foot problems as serious enough to warrant medical attention.

Some serious foot disorders, and even more common conditions, can be linked to one avoidable thing: inappropriate, poor quality or ill-fitting shoes. Any podiatrist will tell you that a good quality, properly fitting shoe pays big dividends for your feet down the road.

When shopping for shoes, always make sure to not force your feet in order to conform to the shape of a pair of shoes. Here are some tips to help reduce the risk of foot problems. Use this guide when you shop for shoes:



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