After leading an active lifestyle in which he worked out six days a week, Rich Ortega suddenly fell prey to severe foot pain that would not dissipate. The pain was extensive and lasted for several months before Ortega realized he did not have enough support in his shoes.
After visiting a podiatrist, Ortega knew what was wrong. “He said you have to wear the right shoes,” Ortega stated. “Most of my friends are runners or they do high impact cardio, and they wouldn’t think about wearing a bad shoe… I’ll have inflammation that will eventually cause damage to surrounding tissue. I think a lot of people ignore that.”
Proper foot support is of utmost importance in foot health. To learn more, consult with Dr. Charles Chapel of Chapel Podiatry. Dr. Chapel will provide you with the foot and ankle information you seek.
The Importance of Proper Foot Support
Walking is an everyday function for both men and women, and in order to keep your body’s balance in order, you are going to need shoes that provide the proper kinds of support.
Poor foot support can cause pain and discomfort in the lower back, hips, knees, neck and shoulder. It also can lead to emotional stress, and physiological changes in the body. In order to avoid these problems, you must have proper foot support.
The arch is the most important part of the foot, which is where most of the support and balance of your feet lies. The arch of your foot varies in height, and as you age, this height can change. Proper foot support will help musculoskeletal issues, which causes inactivity or disability.
When looking for shoes that give proper support to your feet, you should refrain from wearing ill-fitting shoes. If footwear is too tight, this can affect the body’s posture, stress, bone deformities, and other foot and back pain. Therefore, it is important that shoes fit well in order to avoid these complications.
If you have any questions, please contact our office in Spring Hill, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.