Tight Shoes impact on Health


Most people find it fashionably cute having on tight shoes, obviously its cute having those pairs of foot wears spanked with the shape of the legs… it is attractive to the eyes and some people also do wear tight shoes due to what situation and conditions throws at them, but it could be a wrong notion as it could induce several pains on the foots and other health problems around the foots well confirmed by scientists, tight shoes will increase the probability of persistent foot trauma.

Foot specialist Michael Ratcliffe, Podiatrist at Carnation Footcare mansplained which he started by pointing out the main official function of shoes preventing ones feet, and intensifying the ability of stepping and walking anywhere as well as giving more chance to feel comfortable standing as long as one wants.

Further He says: “Correctly fitting footwear should have little or no negative impact on our health. Poorly chosen and incorrectly fitting footwear can impact negatively on our feet. Shoes with higher heels, poor grip and inappropriate or absent fastenings have been linked to impaired walking, balance and falls, while foot constriction within shoes can create parathaesia (pins and needles) or temporary numbness. If footwear is incorrect then short term problems can become long term ones with an unwillingness to pursue activities such as walking or even affect the ability to work in a chosen occupation with consequent mental, emotional and physical implications.”

Wrong fitting shoes will immediately cause damages to one’s feet and if didn’t immediately it chronically damage the skins around the feet and some other mutual fettle like.

Callus or Corn

Callus is the situation where the skin around the toe nails gets harden around where bone is situated like a joint, mostly induce pressing force around the affected part which results to ache and pain. Lossy spaced shoes allows the foot to move continuously back and forth not stagnant where pressures don’t have chance over any part of the feet areas.

Michael Ratcliffe, Podiatrist at Carnation Footcare says: “It usually has a punctate, discrete shape and can be very painful when pressure is applied to the site. Corns can be hard or soft (and, where they exist between the toes, damp) and can contain blood vessels and/or nerve fibres. Long standing corns can be firmly attached to deeper soft tissues, which makes them hard to completely remove.”

Nail Problems

The nail gets damaged and attracts infections like fungals cause the nails gets less properly situated from inside and gets to grown wrongly into the skin, ingrown toenails caused when the skin around the nails get punctured and also contributes pain, the skin around the affected part then fearfully gets discolored and brittles the nail.

Athlete’s Foot

This occurs when the skin around the nails have fungals living on it and causes itching and severe inflammations and raw crumbling of the skin which makes it irritating to the eyes and gets highly contagious, Podiatrist at Carnation Footcare
Says: “This condition affects the damp and sweaty areas of the foot, particularly between the toes and the toe webbing spaces (especially in tight fitting shoes which bring the toes in close proximity to each other for the duration of wearing those shoes) and often under the inner arch of the foot.”

Harmer Toes

This happens when the toes loose it’s straightness instead of lying flat it curls up,this occurs in the middle of the toe joint which amendments could end up done by surgery.

Cross Over Toes

A crossover toe occurs when an overly small toe box forces the second or third toe to move over the adjacent toe. Early symptoms may include pain on the ball of the foot, swelling, and sores on the crossing toe. Treatment with spacers, tape, ice, and wider shoes can help. In some instances, surgery is necessary.

Says: The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine’s Dr. Katherine Lai. She adds that one should ideally be able to fit the width of one index finger between the ankle and the heel. At the opposite end, toes should be able to wiggle freely and one thumb’s width should fit between the top of the biggest toe and the end of the shoe.

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