Shoes Can Lead to Foot and Back Pain

Peter Wishnie, D.P.M.
Owner of Family Foot & Ankle Specialists in Piscataway & Hillsborough, NJ
Posted on Jul 06, 2010

This article describes the importance of proper shoe wear, especially in the form of arch support.  Improper shoewear can cause hammertoes, bunions, ingrown toenails, metatarsalgia and more.  It is very important to make sure your arches are supported to ensure a healthy, pain free foot.  High heels, work boots, dress shoes can all be very damaging to your foot. 

Tight shoes, high heels, lack of support can all lead to very damaging effects on the foot, and can cause a lot of pain.  It is important to wear the correct shoes for your activity.  Bring sneakers with your high heels if you need to walk to lunch or from the car to the office, wear supportive sneakers whenever you exercise, and make sure your shoes fit properly.  However, many shoes do not offer the amount of arch support many people need, and are lacking.


A great treatment method for someone experiencing foot pain or lack of support are custom or prefabricated inserts, called orthotics Orthotics can be custom made to fit your exact foot. A mold of your foot is taken and made into an orthotic which will easily fit into your shoe. Prefabricated orthotics are great as a second pair orthotic. We have so many patients that see the incredible results of orthotics. 

We have a Certified Pedorthist who is trained and certified to fit your feet with the perfect orthotic or shoe customization.  To make an appointment, please call our office, or click here to submit a request through our website. 

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