Thursday, October 3 2013, 06:22 PM MDT
Shoes Make a Difference With Your Feet
By: Carla Roberts Pruitt
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(KUTV) - A few weeks ago, we told you that the cause of heel pain may be from a condition called plantar fasciitis. It is very common and many people will see their doctor for help and treatment options. You may be able to prevent it (and even treat it) by shelling out a few extra buck for your shoes.
We spoke with Dr. Annamarie Edwards, a podiatrist at the Intermountain Health Care clinic in Holladay. She says she sees patients almost every day, who are wearing the wrong type of shoe. This is especially true, she says, for athletes. “A lot of people think that one brand of shoe is going to solve everything. Our shoe industry is so specialized that they have shoes that are meant for basketball and shoes that are meant for running.”
Shoes also have a short life span so it is important to buy new shoes regularly, especially if you do a lot of walking around at work or at home. Doctor Edwards says you may get what you pay for. If you try to save money and buy cheap pairs of shoes, your feet may pay for it in the long run. So do your research and shell out a few extra bucks if you can.
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