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Using a Brannock Device for Accurate Foot Measurement

Tuesday, 29 August 2023 00:00

In the world of footwear, the Brannock device stands as a quiet yet essential hero, ensuring a snug and comfortable fit for every pair of shoes. This simple yet ingeniously designed tool is considered the standard for measuring foot size. Comprising a metal base and sliding arms with calibrated scales, it accurately gauges the foot's length and width. To obtain a measurement, the foot is placed on the device, and adjusting the sliding arms ensures a precise fit. Proper measurement is pivotal in finding the right shoe size, which is instrumental in preventing discomfort and potential foot issues. The Brannock device takes guesswork out of the equation, guiding both shoppers and shoe professionals to select footwear that caters to the unique contours of the feet. If you would like more information about the success of the Brannock device, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist. 

Finding a properly-fitting shoe is important in reducing injuries and preventing foot problems. For more information about treatment, contact Dr. Lee R. Stein from Lake Shore Foot & Ankle, PC. Our doctor 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 proper 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, improper 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

Keeping in mind how shoes fit the biomechanics of your body, properly-fitting shoes are vitally important. Fortunately, it is not difficult to acquire footwear that fits correctly. Be sure to wear shoes that support the overall structure of your body. Do your feet a favor and invest in several pairs of well-fitted shoes today.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Chicago, Highland Park, and Uptown, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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