Parents are often buying new shoes for their children to keep up with growth spurts and developing feet. Have you ever wondered about your shoes? Has your lifestyle or health changed? From pregnancy to bunions to diabetes, the doctors at the Foot and Ankle Centers of North Houston want to encourage you to wear shoes that meet your needs — in each season of your life.
We encourage you to check in frequently with your doctor throughout your pregnancy, but hormonal changes and weight changes can often lead to swelling in your feet. To keep moving, you may temporarily need to increase your shoe size to leave wiggle room for your toes. Proper footwear can provide the support that you need during each step of this adventure.
If you have diabetes, you may have been diagnosed with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. This condition means that you have permanent nerve damage. One of the results of neuropathy is that you may not be able to feel that something is hot or cold. Even more, you may not know that your shoe is too tight. It’s time to take a closer look at your feet — and your shoes — to determine if you need a little more room.
When you have a bunion, pain on the side of your foot is common. One suggestion is to change the type of shoes that you wear. You could also add pads and cushions to your shoes. Either way, we recommend you visit a specialist who can help you determine the right type of shoe while letting you know if it’s time to consider additional space in your shoes.
Change happens, and we’re here to help. If you think your feet are telling you it’s time for a new pair of shoes, listen. Our board-certified team of podiatrists and surgeons is here to listen, too. We are located in the North Houston area at the following locations: Northwest Houston, Northeast Houston, Tomball, Liberty Dayton, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Cleveland, and Livingston. Make an appointment online or call us at (281) 444-4114.