Footwear plays a large role in the
development of foot and toe problems such as
calluses and corns, and
hammer, claw, and mallet toes. Shoes that don't fit
properly make these conditions worse and more painful. But wearing the right shoes may help keep foot problems from becoming worse.
For some people, the
only acceptable option is a sandal or athletic shoe that doesn't rub on an
existing bunion, callus or corn, or hammer, claw, or mallet toe. You may also be able to have a cobbler make changes to your shoes to make them more comfortable. But most
people will be able to find a shoe that causes little or no pain and allows
them to function.
Before shopping for new footwear, ask your foot doctor for recommendations specific to your needs.
the following when shopping for footwear:
When shopping for the right fit, look for:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineElizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal MedicineE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerGavin W.G. Chalmers, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
Current as ofJune 6, 2017
Current as of:
June 6, 2017
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Elizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Gavin W.G. Chalmers, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
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Last modified on: 8 September 2017