Getting Comfortable with Wide Feet

Just like the length of your feet is quantified with a numbered shoe size, the width is sized as well. Do you know yours? B is average. C and D are considered wide sizes and E is extra-wide.

Some babies are born with naturally wide feet. Other men and women find that their feet change over time for a variety of reasons including aging, obesity, pregnancy, and jobs that require them to stand for long periods day after day, year after year. People with bunions are likely to notice that their feet have become atypically wide as well.

The good news is that there are more footwear options for people with wide feet than ever before.

Here are some tips from podiatrist Dr. Stavros O. Alexopolous to help you make good choices:

No matter what your shoe size, the best thing you can do for your feet is to visit your foot doctor regularly. With years of specialized training and experience, a board-certified podiatrist like Stavros Alexopolous, DPM is the best-qualified medical professional to diagnose and treat all injuries and illnesses of the feet, ankles, and lower legs. Schedule a convenient appointment in our Chicago office today. Call us at (773) 561-8100 or request an appointment online to get started.

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Stavros Alexopoulos One of Chicago’s top podiatrists, Stavros Alexopoulos, DPM, treats routine to complex foot and ankle issues. Dr. Alexopoulos is currently accepting new patients at My Chicago Foot Expert located near Ravenswood, North Park, and Jefferson Park.

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