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What are tips for looking for a comfortable shoe when you have foot and ankle osteoarthritis?

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Some things to look for in finding a comfortable shoe include:

  • Shoes shaped like your foot
  • Shoes that have support -- for example, no slip-on shoes
  • Rubber soles to provide more cushioning
  • Flexibility
  • Proper fit -- ask the salesperson to help you with this

From: Foot and Ankle Osteoarthritis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS): "What Is Osteoarthritis?" and "Hand Out on Health: Osteoarthritis."

National Institute on Aging: "Age Page: Arthritis Advice."

 

Reviewed by David Zelman on November 3, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS): "What Is Osteoarthritis?" and "Hand Out on Health: Osteoarthritis."

National Institute on Aging: "Age Page: Arthritis Advice."

 

Reviewed by David Zelman on November 3, 2018

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