The average person takes approximately 10,000 steps per day, which can add up more than 3 million steps per year. Each step can place 2-3 times the force of your body weight on your feet. You rely on your feet and ankles, so it's important to keep them healthy and pain free. If you have a foot or ankle problem, make an appointment with a foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon in your area.
Common Foot Issues in Adults
HOW TO READ YOUR SHOE IMPRINT
Wear on the ball of the foot
Your heel tendons may be too tight. Stretch them with heel raises.
Wear on the inner sole
You pronate or turn in. Inner liners or orthotic supports may help.
Toe-shaped ridges on the top
Shoes are too small or you have hammertoes.
Outer sole wear
You turn out. Orthotics may help.
Wear to the side of the big toe
A too-narrow fit or you have a bunion.
Wear on top above the toes
The front of your shoe is too low.
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