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foot doctor richmondIf you suffer from foot pain that is caused by lack of arch support or ill-fitting shoes, there are options to alleviate it! Whether you have flat feet, high arches, or wide feet, there are special shoes available to reduce your discomfort. Since these issues can lead to more serious foot problems, such as calluses and hammertoes, it is important to take care of them early. Our foot doctor in Richmond explains more below. 

Symptoms, Causes, & Effects

Pain in the arches and heel of your foot can be caused by ill-fitting shoes and lack of arch support. Some causes of this pain include:

  • Wearing sandals or other flat shoes with flat feet, as it puts strain on your arches
  • Wearing heels with high arches, which forces your foot forward in the shoe, leading to hammertoes
  • Shoes that are too tight on wide feet, causing calluses or overlapping toes

These problems can all be prevented by wearing therapeutic shoes, orthotics, or shoes that accommodate your feet. 

Special Shoes & Orthotics

There are certain shoes designed for structural foot differences that lead to foot pain. If you have wide or extra narrow feet, search for brands that sell wider than average shoes or extra narrow shoes. Another option is a specialty shoe that adds extra support for your feet, such as Vionic® shoes.

If you have a structural issue, our podiatrist can also help you get custom orthotic inserts for your current shoes to relieve stress on your arches. 

Other Considerations

If you have foot pain that is severe or doesn’t seem to be caused by a structural issue, especially if it is accompanied by redness or swelling, contact our podiatrist as soon as possible. Foot pain can sometimes be serious and early treatment for more serious conditions is critical. 

Contact Our Foot Doctor in Richmond Today To Learn More!

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other topics related to podiatry, feel free to contact Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists, with a convenient podiatry office in Richmond by clicking here or by calling 281.313.0090.


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