What can tight shoes do to my feet?

Many times, shoes are the main culprits of the pain you feel at the end of the day. Of course, we all know the dangers of high heels, but tight and ill-fitting shoes can also create a lot of problems.

If your toes are constantly pushing against the front of your shoe, you might develop a condition known as hammertoes. Black toenails and ingrown toenails are also caused by your toenails suffering repetitive injury after hitting the front or side of the shoe.

Blisters happen when a shoe—especially a tight one—rubs on a vulnerable or sensitive area of your foot. You might also develop corns, which are round, calloused bumps on the skin that form when the tops of your toes bump against the tops of your shoes too much.

Tight shoes might also cause foot pain like plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. Make sure you get the right fit. If you need any advice, please don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment at Sierra Foot & Ankle by calling (775) 783-8037.