Sturdy footwear helps prevent falls
(HealthDay News) -- Shoes that provides a sturdy base can improve balance, especially among seniors prone to falling.
The American Podiatric Medical Association recommends:
- Checking for support on both sides of the heel, flexibility in the toes and stability in the middle.
- Having the store measure your feet every time you shop, in case there have been changes.
- Packing a pair of socks that you'll wear to try on shoes.
- Not buying shoes that aren't comfortable when you try them on. Don't assume that breaking in shoes will help.
- Talking to your podiatrist about the best shoes for your needs.