Quality footwear is especially important for people with arthritis

Quality footwear is especially important for people with arthritis
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People with arthritis may already know about the foot problems it can cause, such as bunions or hammer toe. As such, arthritic individuals should be extra careful when shoe shopping and look for quality, support and roominess.

An article in Arthritis Today gives some tips on shopping for shoes to suit arthritic feet from Arnold Ravick, D.P.M., a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association.

He said that people should shop toward the end of the day when feet are swollen and sore.

"If your foot can tolerate a shoe when it feels bad, think how great it will be when your foot feels better," Ravick said, quoted by the news source.

Everyday Health reminded readers with arthritis to look for arch support, a roomy toe box, a low heel and rubber soles when searching for footwear.

Also, foot pain stemming from bunions or hammer toe may be alleviated with regular use of bunion splints or orthotics, which may help prevent the need for painful bunion surgery.
 

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