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Newcomer Chadwick Boseman Faced Challenges with Footwear in New Role

Newcomer Chadwick Boseman face several challenges  while portraying baseball legend Jackie Robinson in the new film 42, because director Brian Helgeland wanted to use the same gear Robison acquired during his time.

Boseman placed a great deal of stress on his feet and hands. “Wearing the shoes was the worst thing because shoes have come a long way in terms of sole and support; especially when you put spikes on the other side of it,” said Boseman. He used up five or six pairs of shoes during the course of filming, which then led to bruising in his bones and didn’t heal months later, stated Boseman.   

It is important that the right shoes are worn for protection and guard against pain and discomfort. Boseman’s experience with bruising in the feet was a result from poor and ill fitting shoes. A podiatrist like Dr. Charles Chapel of Chapel Podiatry  can make recommendations on how to care and find shoes that fit you, as well as help you with any foot pain you might have experienced from wearing improper footwear.

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.

Shoes to Consider:

- Good heel and arch support
- Have proper length and width for your feet
- Avoid tight/cramped shoes
- Have many eyelets –will give feet better support when the laces are tied

If you have any questions, contact our office in Spring Hill, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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