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Finding the Perfect Fit: Tips for Trying on Shoes

At KC Foot Specialists, we know better than most that properly fitting shoes are the first and easiest step toward relieving your persistent foot, leg, or back pain. Most people are wearing shoes that look better than they feel or fit. That’s because many “fashionable” shoes are not the most comfortable. Like Cinderella herself, women tend to sacrifice comfort for fashion on a regular basis (glass shoes? really?) But don’t worry. With care, you can easily have both fashion and function. Use these tips when shopping for shoes and your feet (hips, back, and neck) will thank you.

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19 Questions about Bunions - Answered

At KC Foot Specialists, we treat a lot of bunions. Because bunions are a fairly common problem with the feet, we hear a lot of questions about pain relief, treatment, and surgery. We put together this list of the most commonly asked questions to hopefully answer some of your concerns.

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Choosing the Right Shoe Inserts

If you’ve found yourself standing in the store staring at a wall of shoe inserts and feeling completely confused, you’re not alone. Because there are so many choices when it comes to shoe inserts, it’s hard to know which one will help you with your specific problem. The activities you take part in, and the current status of your foot health, play important roles in selecting your inserts.

We’ve outlined ways to figure out the right insert for your feet, and if you have further questions or would like more information, feel free to contact our foot specialists.

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A Fall Guide to Buying Boots

Choose your boots wisely this winter. Boots have become more of a fashion statement than a way to keep your feet warm and dry, particularly for women. High heels, zero support, or lack of traction can all lead to problems in any weather, but these issues are compounded when you’re dealing with rain, ice, and snow. Here are some tips to stay safe and comfortable when nasty weather strikes the KC area.

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7 Foot Conditions to Look for in Children

Recognizing foot pain in children can be tricky for parents because children may not recognize the symptoms of a problem or be able to express to parents that there is a problem. Additionally, as kids grow, some conditions correct themselves without treatment. Others become more severe because of other medical conditions. A child’s foot pain should not be disregarded as “growing pains.” Pain is a sign that there is a problem that needs to be addressed by a podiatrist. So how do you, as a parent, know what to look for?

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