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Poor Footwear May Increase Foot Pain


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12/12/2011
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A recent study explains that patients with Gout should consider wearing proper footwear to decrease foot pain. The shoe fit, patient age, general foot structure, motion control properties, shoe cushioning and wear patterns are six different aspects to consider when looking at shoes to buy to help with foot pain and Gout. More than 60% of shoes have improper cushioning and only 36% has heel cushioning. Patients should also consider the age of the shoe when experiencing foot pain. If you have had your shoes longer than 12 months, the potential risk of developing foot pain symptoms increases exponentially. Also, look into changing your shoes twice a day using shoes with proper support.

When looking for a good shoe, be sure the shoe has proper stability, as well as good cushioning and support. Good shoes will help eliminate foot pain symptoms with Gout. Poor footwear includes most sandals, flip-flops, slippers and moccasins. One thing we frequently hear in our office is that comfort and cost are major factors when choosing a shoe that fits.  When looking to buy a good quality shoe, the most expensive pair is not always the best solution to ease your foot pain. Shoes that have a high, smooth toe box or shoes with mesh for your feet to breathe, like sneakers are ideal. If you are looking for a good sandal, make sure the sandal has good structural support and proper shock absorption in order to manage foot pain in patients with Gout. Overall, finding a good shoe with adequate cushioning, motion control and proper width for your forefoot is crucial in controlling foot pain in our Gout patients.



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