The shoes you choose may come back to haunt you

Could that cute pair of boots you got for the holidays cause you health problems years from now? The simple answer is yes. The shoes you choose can lead to painful and unsightly problems like bunions and heel spurs. In fact, tight shoes contribute to 9 out of 10 cases of foot problems in women. Foot Care Basics , a newly updated report from Harvard Medical School , provides advice about what type of shoes to look for in order to prevent foot problems, and what you can do if you've already developed problems. Foot Care Basics offers these tips and more for finding foot-friendly shoes: The Harvard Medical School report also discusses in detail the most common and aggravating foot problems, including plantar fasciitis, Achilles' tendinitis, bursitis, flat feet, posterior tibial tendon insufficiency, bunions, hammertoe, arthritis, gout, sesamoid pain, and foot injuries. Also covered are skin and toenail problems, foot surgery, and how other health conditions can affect your feet.
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