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Archive for August, 2008

Wide Width Children’s Shoes

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

“In the past two decades, physicians around the globe have found that many issues with feet problems are due to wearing tight narrow shoes. This is particularly common in women and, according to specialists, can begin at childhood. The act of wearing narrow shoes as a child is the beginning of a process. The bodies of children tend to adapt more easily than those of the parent. If your child is raised wearing narrow shoes, then more chances than not, they will adapt to it and not feel comfortable in anything but narrow shoes for the rest of their lives. Not purchasing shoes with a wide width can cause a number of medical issues. One of the more common is that of Hallux Valgus, also known as Bunion Deformity. This is actually a deformation of the angle of the big toe over a long period of time. Surgery is usually the only option available.

Another fairly common issue is that of Bunionettes. This malady is, in clinical terms, a varus deviation of the toe at the metatarsophalangeal joint. This causes extreme tenderness. The most distressing issue with Bunionettes is that at least fifty percent of the time, surgery is not successful. Among other possible ailments caused by narrow tight fitting shoes are Hammer Toes and Claws, and Neuromas, a condition also known as Perineural Fibrosis. These can all be prevented by the simple act of making sure that your child is not wearing tight shoes. Save your child years of pain and medical bills in the future. Invest in wide fitting shoes.”