1. ATHLETE’S FOOT

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Common cause —Most common cause is wearing tightfitting shoes.
Common symptoms — itching, stinging, burning
 
What shoes to wear in this condition?

 You can get relief to some extent by wearing open-toed shoes like :

  1. flip-flops;
  2.  breathable sandals;

 So, air can easily pass through and keep your feet dry to avoid further infection.

Important Tip: To prevent this in the future, always put some salt over the insoles approximately 12 hours before wearing your shoe, as salt is a moisture absorbent.

Note: It’s better to avoid wearing socks but, if you’re someone who always prefers wearing socks, then make sure you wear synthetic socks that’ll wick away moisture from your feet.

 

 

 

2. BUNIONS

 

Common cause —Most probable cause would be wearing tight-fitting narrow shoes.

Common symptoms — bulging painful, red, and swollen bulging bump which is quite persistent.

 

What shoes to wear in this condition?
  1. Wearing wide-fitting shoes or orthopedic shoes can give you relief gradually.
  2. The widest part of your foot should correspond with the widest part of the shoes you choose.

Important Tip: 

  1. The widest part of your foot should correspond with the widest part of the shoes you choose. So, you better choose wisely.
  2. Wear leather sole shoes rather than wearing synthetic sole shoes.

 

 

3. DIABETIC NUEROTHERAPY

 

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What shoes to wear in this condition?

Wearing soft sole shoes which are made up of leather or canvas.

Important Tip: Make sure you buy lace-up shoes so that you can easily loosen or tighten in case of any swelling.

 

 

 

  4. INGROWN TOE-NAILS

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Common cause — Most common cause is wearing tight-fitting shoes probably lesser than your size/short shoes.
What shoes to wear in this condition?

 

Wearing wide fitting shoes with cushion sole, but not loose-fitting which leads to instability. 

Also, preferably breathable shoes to prevent moisture build-up.

 

 5. PLANTAR FASCIITIS

 

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Common cause —Old or worn-out shoes, that might cause unnecessary pressure on your heel and lead to plantar fasciitis.

 

What shoes to wear in this condition?

Wearing shoes with thick mid-sole is recommended, as the overall pressure on your feet will reduce.

 

 

 

6. BLISTERS

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Common cause — The most common cause is the friction between the skin and the tail of a shoe that is maybe new or hard.

 

What shoes to wear in this condition?

Wear lace-up shoes in which laces are not synthetic because synthetic laces loosen up throughout the day. 

7. CORNS & CALLUSES

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Common cause — Most probable cause would be wearing shoes that don’t fit properly (that are narrow).

 

What shoes to wear in this condition?

Wearing shoes that properly fit you by your size, is the key to cure this problem. Only buy wide fit shoes if you need really them. A really common mistake is to buy shoes that are too wide and allow your foot to slide around inside.

 

Important Tip: 

  1. Keep your toe-nails trimmed, toenails that are too long can force the toes to push up against your shoe causing this problem
  2. Wear leather sole shoes rather than wearing synthetic sole shoes.

 

 

8. HAMMER TOES

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Common cause — Poorly-fitted shoes( too narrow ) such as high heels that have little or no arch support.
Common symptoms — Pain or irritation of the affected toe when wearing shoes.

 

What shoes to wear in this condition?

Wearing shoes that are wide, and look for a pair that have higher than average toe box( part of the shoe around your toes ).

 

Important Tip:

  1. Choose shoes that are a half-inch longer than your largest toe.
  2. Avoid high-heels, shoes with pointed or narrow toes, too tight/short.

 

 

9. HEEL PAIN 

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Common cause —
  1. Mainly triggered by wearing a flat sole shoe;
  2.  Wearing the wrong size shoe;
  3.  Shoes that are too small can pinch your heels, while shoes that are too big may flop and slide around( unbalanced forces on the feet )
What shoes to wear in this condition?

Shoes with good arch support reduce the strain and pulling on the heel. By wearing orthopedic shoes, this can be achieved easily.

Important Tip: Use heel pads under any shoe you wear to give extra support to your feet. Heel pads work magic!