Just like all bodies are different, no foot is exactly the same either. There are a variety of factors that can affect your feet, from the weight you place on them to the shoes you wear. Here at Alpine Foot Specialists, we spend the time to properly diagnose your foot pain and the cause of the exact condition.
Many foot conditions are more common amongst women, such as heel pain. Podiatrists often agree that this is in part due to shoes. Women’s shoes can cause more pain than men’s, especially due to the lack of support they provide. Sandals, high heels, ballet flats, and more may be stylish, but they are horrible for your feet. On the other hand, men’s loafers, sneakers, etc., tend to have more support. The shoes that you choose affect your feet immensely.
Your biological features have quite a bit to do with developing foot conditions. You can be predisposed towards flat feet and other problems due to your arch shape, cartilage thickness, foot surface area, and more. It is also important to note foot structure, muscle strength, etc., which is what we are able to do in our office to help diagnose your foot problems.
Your gait, foot size, and even gender have an affect on whether or not you will have foot issues. Females, due to a smaller foot surface, looser ligaments, more painful shoes, and more, tend to develop more foot problems. For example, a hammertoe is four to five times more likely to occur in females than males.
Overall, knowing your feet and what you are predisposed for is important. At Alpine Foot Specialists, we can learn about your medical history and the issues you are having with your feet. This way, we are able to diagnose and treat your feet properly!
Courtesy of: American Foot