|Foot Problems and Shoes: 7 Buying Tips to Prevent Pain|
by Susan Louisa Montauk, M.D.
It’s amazing our feet endure as much as they do. Twenty-six bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments— plus skin and soft tissue to protect it all. That’s lot of opportunities to tear, break, crush, shift or infect something. If you add to that the fact that our shoes often don’t even really fit, it’s astounding our feet continue to carry most of us past our 20s!
That’s not to say they carry us without complaining. Fortunately, you can help prevent some foot problems simply by choosing the right shoes.
Unless your foot is shaped very differently than the rest of us, it is not long and pointy. Here are a few shopping tips for those of us with feet one would expect to find on a human:
If you still have foot problems, check out this article, with symptoms and treatment ideas for many common ailments.
Last updated and/or approved: August 2010. Original article appeared in spring 2007 former print magazine. Bio current as of that issue. This health-care information is not meant as individual advice. Please see our disclaimer.
written by Foot problem , November 28, 2011
That's really informative article. I never thought in that way whenever I go buy shoes. I think this help in taking care of our foot to prevent future foot problems.