Orthopedics Magazine Articles
Volume One, Issue Two

Getting better and better
Increased patient satisfaction drives TCO 2008 expansion

Fast and convenient care
AccessORTHO offers urgent, non-emergency orthopedic care

Healing together
Individual and group care improves recovery after joint replacement

If the shoe fits
Feet bothering you? Your footwear may to be blame

Preventing recurrent disc herniations
Twin Cities Orthopedics spine surgeons pioneer technique - annular disc repair

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If the shoe fits, continued

Shoe Shopping Guidelines

There are many things to consider when choosing the best-suited shoes for fit and the circumstance:

Follow these fitting suggestions when purchasing athletic shoes:

Walk the walk
If you’re already experiencing regular foot or ankle pain, your doctor or therapist may recommend any of a variety of effective treatments. Most injuries are initially treated with the RICE method — rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Moderate and severe injuries often require some form of immobilization or protection with either a cast or splint. Strengthening exercises may be recommended in some cases, while other conditions may require surgery.

While there is no sure way to prevent all injuries, risk can significantly be reduced by participating in a conditioning program to build muscle strength (make sure to warm up before taking part in a sport or exercise program), improving agility (exercises that help improve your balance), performing stretching exercises to maintain range of motion specific to your activity, listening to your body (never run if you experience pain in the foot or ankle, for instance), replacing athletic shoes as soon as the tread or heel wears out, and wearing properly fitting athletic, dress, and casual shoes.

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