Under certain circumstances, most pain is preventable, especially when it comes to your feet. As online shopping grows in popularity, the temptation rises to purchase shoes that may look fashionable but are likely to cause you pain. Heels are getting higher, and flats provide zero arch support, and though this may be a small price to pay to look good, Dr. Mark Forman of Scottsdale, AZ wants you to know that you are putting yourself at a higher risk for corns, bunions, and other deformities that may require surgery to correct.
Shoes can make the difference between good health and potential foot, leg, low back, or general health problems. This is because if your shoes are too tight they decrease circulation in your feet. Shoe choice is especially important for people with diabetes or circulatory problems, therefore it’s important to avoid flip-flops, stilettos, and flats. When trying on a new shoe, be sure that your toes do not feel pinched or cramped, and that none of your shoes are on top of one another. Otherwise, you may be visiting our office for relief from bunions, hammertoes, or ingrown toenails.
If you are experiencing foot pain of any kind, please give us a call to discuss your treatment options. To learn more about the conditions we treat and the services we provide visit www.azfootpain.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Forman in Scottsdale, AZ, call 480-423-8400.