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shoesAccording to Perrie Samotin of StyleCaster, smaller women of today are having an extremely difficult time finding the right shoe size. More often than not, if you are a woman with a shoe size smaller than size six, you will most likely be out of luck on finding fashionable and well-fitting shoes. This occurs since the average shoe size of women today stands between eight and a half and nine. Samotin found a list of high fashion brands that provide a range of shoes sizes sometimes starting at size four. J. Crew, Asos, Eileen Fisher and Sam Edelman are just a couple of brands with a wide range of shoe sizes; however, these smaller sizes are typically sold out quick.

Getting the right shoe size is an important part of proper foot health. If you have any concerns about your feet contact podiatrist one of our podiatrists of Achilles Foot and Ankle Group, LLC. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Getting the Right Shoe Size

There are many people that wear shoes that are ill-fitting, which affects their feet and posture. Selecting the right shoes is not a difficult process so long as you keep several things in mind when it comes to selecting the right pair.

  • When visiting the shoe store, use the tools available to measure your foot
  • When measuring your foot with your shoe on, add 1-2 inches to the size
  • Be sure there is ‘wiggle room’. There should be about an inch between your toes and the tip of your shoes
  • Do not always assume you are the same size, as manufacturers run differently
  • Purchase shoes later in the day as your feet swell as the day progresses
  • If a shoe is not comfortable, it is not suitable. Most shoes can’t be ‘broken in’, and comfort should be the ultimate goal when it comes to choosing the right pair of shoes

As our feet hold our body weight and keep us moving, it is important to treat your feet right by choosing the right pair of shoes that can provide them comfort and mobility with minimal pain.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in North Bergen and Jersey City, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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fungal-toenail2Seton High School senior Abby Lamping had suffered a broken ankle during her junior season, effectively placing her on the sidelines. After a successful surgery and rehabilitation, Lamping has another shot at the senior season. The softball player is currently leading the Girls Greater Catholic League. Seton coach Chriss Riggins commented that Lamping’s coaching ability and work ethic is what sets her apart from other players. “She’s always very receptive of any criticism. She asks good questions and plays as much softball as she can. She just really has a passion.”

Whether you are an athlete or a waiter, working on the feet can be detrimental for your foot health. To learn more contact one of our podiatrists of Hudson Foot Care. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Working on Your Feet

Standing on your feet for long periods of time can cause stress and pain in your feet. Your whole body may experience change in terms of posture, back pain, bunions, callouses and or plantar warts. There are ways to avoid these conditions with proper foot care, smart choices and correct posture.

Positive Changes

Negative heeled shoe – choosing this shoe places the heel slightly lower than the ball of the foot. These are great for overall foot health. Find shoes that fit you correctly.

Go barefoot – our feet were not designed to be enclosed for hours, or all day. Try allowing yourself to expose your feet to air.

Eliminate Pain

Foot Exercises – performing simple exercises, incorporating yoga and stretches is beneficial. This will allow increased blood flow to the area and muscles of the foot.

Achilles tendon – stretching the foot out flat on the floor, will relax the calf muscles and tendon. These exercises can be performed almost anywhere. Make sure you add these exercises to your daily regimen.

With a little bit of this information and knowing more about foot health, you will notice changes. Foot stretches and proper footwear will help with pain and prevent further issues.

Keep your feet healthy and your body will thank you for it.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in New Jersey. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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diabetic-foot-care3The 400,000 plus UK citizens living with diabetes are at an increased risk for having amputations because they are missing their annual National Health Service foot checkups, sources claim. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) advises that all diabetics should be tested each year; despite these suggestions, however, an “unacceptable” number of diabetics are missing them. Diabetics can develop high blood-glucose levels, which in turn can lead to nerve damage, poor circulation and reduced feeling in the feet and legs. This makes diabetics prone to missing the development of ulcers, which can lead to amputations.

Diabetic patients must get regular foot checkups to maintain foot health. If you have any concerns about your diabetic feet, Contact one of our podiatrists of Achilles Foot and Ankle Group, LLC. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetes affects millions of people every year. Diabetes can damage blood vessels in many parts of the body, including the feet. Because of this, taking care of your feet is essential if you have diabetes, and having a podiatrist help monitor your foot health is highly recommended.

The Importance of Caring for Your Feet

  • Routinely inspect your feet for bruises or sores.
  • Wear socks that fit your feet comfortably.
  • Wear comfortable shoes that provide adequate support.

Patients with diabetes should have their doctor monitor their blood levels because blood sugar levels play such a huge role in diabetic care. Monitoring these levels on a regular basis is highly advised.

It is always best to inform your healthcare professional of any concerns you may have regarding your feet, especially for diabetic patients. Early treatment and routine foot examinations are keys to maintaining proper health, especially because severe complications can arise if proper treatment is not applied.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in North Bergen and Jersey City, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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runningnewAccording to Huffington Post Healthy Living, the best forms of agility, speed, balance, and power start with a properly supported foot. Although athletic footwear is designed to support and protect the foot with standard shock absorption, it does not protect the natural biomechanic movement of the foot or abnormal pronation of the foot and joints.

To fill that void, athletes can purchase arch supports that are inserted in the shoes specific to the sport they participate in. Having a stable lower half will increase overall performance and help athlete’s prevent injury.
Proper foot support is of utmost importance in foot health. To learn more, consult with one of our podiatrists of Achilles Foot and Ankle Group, LLC. Our doctors 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 feel free to contact our offices located in North Bergen and Jersey City, NJ. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet all your needs.

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