According to scientific research, chronic, low-grade inflammation is a silent killer that contributes to some of the most dangerous conditions including type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer. In this read, we are going to provide simple and straightforward tips to help you fight inflammation and remain healthy.
When you are ready to get rid of those uncomfortable shoes, these tips will come in handy.
1. Wait until the afternoon to buy new shoes. The feet tend to expand with use during the day and swell in particularly hot conditions.
2. Make sure you carry the socks to intend to wear with the new shoes during your shopping trip.
3. Allow the salesperson to do the measurement. Whenever you’re out shopping for new footwear, it is imperative to get measured. If one foot turns out to be bigger than the other, settle for a size that fits the larger foot. At Orthotic shop, we make sure you get the best fit for your legs.
4. Stand in the shoes. Ensure there’s about half an inch of space between the end of the shoe and the longest toe. This will ensure maximum comfort.
5. Don’t forget to walk around in the shoes. Do your heels fit snugly? Is there adequate space at the balls of the feet? Do not go with the notion that the footwear needs to be ‘broken in’’ or that the shoes will stretch in time. To avoid chronic inflammation, they need to fit from the get-go.
6. Go with your own comfort level instead of the footwear’s size or description. Keep in mind that size varies from one brand to another and manufacturers are bound to make all sorts of claims in order to make sales.
7. Feel the inside of the shoes to assess whether they have any seams, tags, or anything else that might cause blisters or irritate your feet.
8. Check the soles. They should provide ideal cushioning and be sturdy enough to provide protection from sharp items. Walk on both hard and soft surfaces to gauge how they feel.
With these tips, you should be able to buy footwear that matches your needs and protect you from chronic inflammation.