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Health Tip: Shoes Too Tight?

Health Tip: Shoes Too Tight?

11/08/12

(HealthDay News) -- You're not doing your feet any favors by wearing shoes that are too small.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says shoes that are too tight may lead to these medical problems:

  • Bunions or hammertoes.
  • Corns.
  • Toes that cross over each other.
  • Ingrown toenails.
  • Complications from diabetes that you may not feel due to poor sensation in the feet. These problems may include blisters or sores that can trigger serious infections.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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