Answers to Common Podiatry Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about podiatry.

Can issues that arise from not wearing the right shoe have long-term effects?

Your feet play an important part of your overall health, and it’s important to give them the summer care they deserve, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Over the years, wear and tear from not being taken good care of can be hard on them, according to the NIH. Foot problems can sometimes be the first warning of serious medical conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, nerve disorders, and circulatory disorders.

Choosing footwear based only on its looks can lead to serious issues down the road. Poor shoe choices can lead to troubles with your ankles, calf muscles, Achilles tendons, knees, hips, back and more, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

For more information about long-term effects of wearing the wrong shoes, talk with your doctor.

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Source: David Ramig, DPM, Premier Foot Specialists

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