PODIATRIST STATES THAT TIGHT SHOES CAN TRIGGER MANY FOOT AILMENTS
posted: Jun 12, 2014.
Podiatrist, Dr. Simon Costain states, "bunions run in families, but they are often triggered by 'years of squashing feet into tight shoes' and can be excruciatingly painful if left untreated. Any tight shoes can lead to blisters, corns and calluses, ingrown toenails and swollen ankles, forcing fluid out of the feet into the ankles where it pools. Meanwhile, cramping your toes in shoes that are too small is the main cause of hammertoes, a deformity caused by bending the toe joints out of shape so they curl up instead of lying flat. And athlete’s foot, a fungal infection, can affect anyone who wears tight shoes for long periods due to insufficient airflow around the feet. The retained heat and moisture provide the perfect conditions for the fungi to thrive in."
Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics, a downtown Toronto Foot Clinic and the 4 highly educated and skilled Foot Specialists who work there are always there to advise our patients on proper footwear. It is no good treating a problem without firsrt trying to determine the cause and correct that.
If you or a loved one requires honest, competent advice or quality foot care, please do not hesitate to contact us at 416-465-88737.