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Don’t Let Foot Pain Ruin Your Life (Posted On: Sunday, March 11, 2007)

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Do you suffer from aching feet after a long day at work or play? It may be because you are wearing the wrong type of shoe for your foot structure or the fit of your shoes is incorrect. This will cause you to have unnecessary pain and will make you feel tired more quickly. Many of these symptoms can be corrected easily with orthopedic shoes.

Until now orthopedic shoes have been labeled as ugly. In fact, you're probably thinking they're only meant for elderly people, or those with serious problems with their feet. You don't need to think about wearing them just because you have a few corns and callouses, right?

Wrong! Stylish orthopedic shoes are worn by people of all ages. At the Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic we offer Dr. Comfort orthopedic shoes that are both comfortable and fashionable for your feet. If you suffer any kind of foot pain that makes walking difficult, investing in a pair of orthopedic shoes would be beneficial. And it may help prevent some common foot problems!

5 Most Common Foot Problems

Your feet are highly sophisticated structures!! There are 26 bones in each foot, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and numerous tendons that hold the structure together and allow it to move in a variety of ways.

  • Bunions
  • Heel Pain/ Plantar Fasciitis
  • Hammer Toes
  • Corns and Callous
  • Thick and Irregular Toenails

These above conditions may result when something is not working properly. This leads to excessive stress on all the structures of your feet, which over time causes pain. If you suffer with any of these conditions or other foot pain on a regular basis, you may benefit from wearing a pair of shoes specially designed and fit for your problem feet.

The Proper Fit is Critical

MYTH - A shoe that costs more must be better for my feet. This is false. While cost can reflect the quality of a shoe, it does not make it a better shoe for you. Even the best, most expensive shoe on the market is no good to you if it is not fit properly. If you try to force your feet into unsuitable shoes, that ‘little bit of foot pain’ you're suffering now will feel a hundred times worse. The bunion, the fallen arches or the hammertoe, will not fit easily and comfortably into many regular shoes.

If you are Diabetic or have poor circulation to your feet, the need for a proper fitting shoe is even greater. A seemingly, simple abrasion or blister can lead to a serious infection and possible loss of a toe. Consulting a Chiropodist (Foot Specialist) will help you choose the right shoe for your feet.

Click here for important Shoe Fitting Tips.

Remember, it's not just your feet that are affected by the type of shoes you wear: ill-fitting shoes or intense foot pain can also affect your legs and lower back, ultimately causing poor posture and back pain.

How Can Dr. Comfort Shoes Help?

The insurance industry has strict criteria for a shoe to be classified as an orthopedic shoe and therefore insurable under your extended health plan.

Dr. Comfort shoes continue to set the bar for quality and service in the orthopedic footwear industry. These shoes are designed with the sensitive foot in mind, with lasts that are full in the forefoot and snug in the heel. The styles are designed with the individual in mind and successfully achieve that important balance of function, comfort and style to foster maximal benefit.

Let’s face it, if the shoe isn’t comfortable and you don’t think that you look good in it, you just won’t wear it. Dr. Comfort has built their entire line of shoes on this very principal – to make a terrific, functional shoe out of the best leathers that look as great as they feel. This combination of form and function provides you with greater assurance that you will, in fact, wear the shoe that is prescribed to you.

Click here to learn how Dr. Comfort shoes measure up against the 12 criteria of an orthopedic shoe.

Dr. Comfort orthopedic footwear is available exclusively in Collingwood at the Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic. Tony Abbott D.Ch. is registered chiropodist practicing in this area since 1995. For more information contact the clinic at 705-444-9929 or visit our newly designed website at


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