I'm not growing any taller... but my shoe size is increasing! Your shoe size may have changed in adulthood
"How can my shoes be too tight? I have been wearing the same size shoe forever!" said a patient of mine today. Upon my recommendation for a pair of new gym shoes from the Runner's Soul, he was measured and told he was actually a size 11, when for the past 30 years, he had been buying a size 10. At some point in the past I'm sure he was a size 10, however, over time, the size and shape of a person's foot will change. There are 28 bones in your foot, and at age 18 or skeletal maturity, the bones in your foot and the rest of your body stop growing. However, over time due to various circumstances such as hormonal changes, weight gain, pregnancy, and ligamentous laxity combined with natural biomechanical forces, the ligaments, or the tissue that connects bone to bone, will expand. This will cause your foot to "grow" in size, even though your bones themselves do not grow. So bottom line...your shoes can be too tight - because your feet have expanded. Make an appointment and we can help you navigate through your shoe gear needs.
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