Care recipient (cr) needs help choosing the right shoes so his feet don’t hurt

Try: The size of a person’s feet changes as he she ages so always have feet measured before buying shoes the best time to measure the feet is at the end of the day when the feet are largest most people have one foot that is larger than the other so fit shoe to the larger foot do not select shoes by the size marked inside the shoe but by how the shoe fits the foot select a shoe that is shaped like the cr’s foot during the fitting process make sure there is enough space 3 8 to 1 2 for the cr’s longest toe at the end of each shoe when standing up make sure the ball of the cr’s foot fits comfortably into the widest part of the shoe do not buy shoes that feel too tight and expect them to stretch to fit the cr’s heel should fit comfortably in the shoe with a minimum amount of slipping – the shoes should not ride up and down on the cr’s heel when he walks have the cr walk in the shoes to make sure they fit and feel right then take them home and spend some time walking on carpet to make sure the fit is a good one

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical

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References: Adapted from guide to foot care and foot problems preventing foot trouble by carol eustice 2006 available at

Keywords: Feet foot care shoes feet hurt

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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