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    Foot Problems: Finding the Right Shoes

    Footwear plays a large role in the development of foot and toe problems such as bunions camera.gif, calluses camera.gif and corns camera.gif, and hammer, claw, and mallet toes slideshow.gif. Shoes that don't fit properly make these conditions worse and more painful. But wearing the right shoes may help keep foot problems from becoming worse.

    • A comfortable, well-fitted shoe offers you the best chance of:
      • Relieving pain in the foot or toe that is caused by a deformity or joint problem.
      • Preventing a foot or toe problem from getting worse.
      • Preventing a toe joint problem from returning after corrective surgery.
    • Before shopping for shoes for your foot problem, ask your foot doctor for recommendations.

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    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerGavin W.G. Chalmers, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery

    Current as ofJune 4, 2014

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    Last Updated: June 04, 2014
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