Feel Comfortable with Orthopaedic Shoes for Women

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At the end of each day, are your feet sore and achy?  Do you count down the minutes until you can get home and take your shoes off and fall into bed?  Daily foot pain is not normal! You don’t have to live with constant foot pain, even if you spend a lot of time on your feet.

You can and should feel comfortable, no matter how much time you spend on your feet.  If you continuously have foot pain, you are probably wearing the wrong shoes.  When your shoes don’t give you the support that they need, your feet will hurt.  Your ankles, knees, hips, and back may hurt, too.  Continuing to wear shoes that don’t fit properly or don’t provide adequate support can result in a variety of foot problems, such as bunions, hammertoes, calluses, and joint pain.  Fortunately, the solution is easy.  You just need orthopaedic shoes for women.

First, you need to get your feet measured.  Go into a specialised shoe store, and get your feet measured by the professionals there.  We tend to pick out the size that we have been wearing our whole lives, and we don’t pay much attention to whether that size actually fits our feet properly.

Our feet do tend to change size over time, even if you are well beyond a childhood growth spurt.  This can equate to a difference in shoe size of one or two full sizes after reaching adulthood.  As we get older, the arches in our feet lose their elasticity, which allows the feet to elongate.  If you keep wearing the same size shoes, your feet will be crammed into shoes that are too small.  This can lead to pain and all kinds of problems, including bunions and hammer toes.  Have both of your feet measured at least once a year.  It is not uncommon for the feet to be two different sizes.  If your feet are different sizes, you should purchase a pair that fits the larger foot.

Be sure to shop at a shoe store that specializes in orthopaedic shoes for women.  Most shoe stores and department stores only offer a small selection of sizes and styles.  A shoe store that specializes in orthopaedic shoes for women will have a much larger variety of sizes, widths, and styles.  They will also have shoes that are higher in quality and provide more support.  Never purchase a pair of shoes that hurt your feet.  If your feet hurt, keep shopping for a different pair of shoes that feels good.

Orthopaedic shoes are made differently than regular shoes.  They specially designed to give you additional firmness in the arch of the foot, as well as extra heel support and more cushion for the feet.  As a result, the shoes will feel more comfortable.  They’ll also help to provide you with a more stable and balanced foundation.   When your shoes don’t fit properly, they don’t only make your feet hurt.  They deprive you of the strong and balanced foundation that you need to protect all of your joints.

Some people find that no matter how many pairs of shoes they try on, they never get quite the right fit.  If that is true for you, then you may need to add orthotic inserts to your shoes.  For many people, the extra customization provided by orthotic inserts gives them the perfect fit that they have been looking for.

Orthopaedic shoes for women are available in many attractive styles.  Stop by Foot Solutions to check out our selection.