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wrapped-footMany celebrities have recently been seen sporting “flatforms,” a new shoe that is essentially a hybrid of flats and platforms. While this fashionable new item provides a few extra inches of height, it also comes with its share of downfalls.

Flatforms cause the ankles to move in ways they aren’t biomechanically designed to. This can lead to painful ligament damage if they are worn extensively, as one journalist for Vogue magazine reports. It remains to be seen if the potential foot risks that come with wearing flatforms will be enough to derail their current popularity.

Shoes need to have proper foot support. For foot and ankle pain or injuries, see podiatrist Dr. Mark Landry of Kansas. Dr. Landry can treat your foot and ankle needs.

The Importance of Proper Foot Support

Walking is an everyday function for both men and women, and in order to keep your body’s balance in order, you are going to need shoes that provide the proper kinds of support.

Poor foot support can cause pain and discomfort in the lower back, hips, knees, neck and shoulder. It also can lead to emotional stress, and physiological changes in the body. In order to avoid these problems, you must have proper foot support.

The arch is the most important part of the foot, which is where most of the support and balance of your feet lies. The arch of your foot varies in height, and as you age, this height can change. Proper foot support will help musculoskeletal issues, which causes inactivity or disability.

When looking for shoes that give proper support to your feet, you should refrain from wearing ill-fitting shoes.

Shoes to Consider:

-Good heel and arch support
-Have proper length and width for your feet
-Avoid tight/cramped shoes

For more information about Proper Foot Support, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Overland Park, KS. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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