Thursday, 23 October 2014 08:30

Samaritan’s Feet International Provides Children with Shoes

Well Fitting Shoes Samaritan’s Feet International recently held the successful Samaritan’s Feet event with the aided efforts of Northeastern Indiana Credit Union Chapter (NEICUC). The event provided three hundred members of the Boys & Girls Club and the Euell A. Wilson Center with a new pair of shoes. Members were also able to have their feet washed by one of the volunteers. The event was financed and logistically coordinated by NEICUC who also recruited volunteers. Samaritan’s leaders also believe they can show the youth that they are capable of fulfilling their dreams. “It is wonderful to see the collaborative efforts that have been done on behalf of the youth in our community,” said Joe Jordan, President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne.

To ensure that their feet will grow and develop healthily, children need to proper fitting shoes on their feet. For more information about determining proper shoe fitting for children, see podiatrists Dr. Angelo Sutera and Dr. Scott Jones of Sutera and Jones Surgical Podiatry. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Proper Shoe Fitting

A common concern when it comes to foot health, having properly fitted shoes can help prevent injuries to the foot. Out feet affect our posture and gait, which in turn affects the biomechanics and overall bodily structure. With 33 joints, 26 bones, and over 100 ligaments, the potential for serious injury is much greater than one realizes. Although the feet cease growth in adulthood, they still change shape as they mature. Here are some factors to consider when it comes to investing in properly fitting shoes:

  • Be sure the shoes fit correctly right away
  • Ensure the ball of your foot fits comfortably in the widest portion of the shoes
  • Even though they may look fashionable, improperly fitting shoes can either create adverse conditions or exacerbate existing ones you may already have
  • Walk along a carpeted surface to ensure the shoes comfortably fit during normal activity

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If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Pennsylvania. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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