Everyone feels some discomfort from their shoes from time to time, but what if you have foot problems all the time you are wearing shoes? Pain can become a part of everyday life as high heeled shoes create problems in your toes, feet, and ankles. Stiff or cheap dress shoes can cause an unnatural gait that leads to problems that go beyond the feet. Doctors are often pressed to find a solution to problem feet. Orthopedic shoes are one solution.
If you can shed your ill-fitting shoes for pairs that are an appropriate size and shape for your feet, you may not need orthopedic shoes. As long as your shoes are properly sized and constructed, they will protect your feet from damage. Not only will the shoes help you avoid damage from the environment such as sticks or glass on the ground. They will also stop any foot problems that have been starting to happen due to poor shoe choices as long as it is not to late to recover that easily.
For people who just cannot find shoes that are shaped to fit their feet, no amount of breaking in will change the fact that the shoes are not appropriate for their feet. Perhaps, they simply have feet that are not shaped the same way as the feet that average shoes were designed to fit. These and other foot problems can be addressed with a good pair of orthopedic shoes.
Orthopedic shoes are ideal for people who have overly wide feet. Many times, people with feet that are somewhat wide can find shoes in the regular shoe stores that come in wide or extra wide widths. Men’s shoes and women’s shoes alike can be purchased from catalogues that specialize for people with wide feet. However, you might have feet that are exceptionally wide. It may be a natural state or it may be due to any number of medical conditions. In any case, orthopedic shoes can be made especially for you based on the measurements of your feet.
Arch support is a tricky subject. Many people with flat feet do not like the feeling of wearing anything with arch supports. Yet, proper arch support will make them feel stronger and cut down on the pain they experience as they walk and stand throughout the day. Orthopedic shoes can be fitted to provide just the right arch supports that will not feel unnaturally high to the person with flat feet. At the same time, the arch supports will add strength to the foundation the person stands on. Orthopedic shoes can be fitted to any height of arch from flat to high. Everyone needs good arch support.
If your problems with your feet are very painful, it is best to see a doctor to rule out serious conditions that would require medical treatments or surgeries. If the doctor determines that you need orthopedic shoes, you will be sent to get them. Doctors sometimes go into great detail on a prescription for the orthopedic shoes, and other times, they give a simple note and a referral to an orthopedic shoe store. At that point, it is up to you to follow through and get the orthopedic shoes that you so need.