Love your old pair of tennis shoes? Find out why you may want to replace that torn-up pair of shoes with newer, more comfortable footwear.
While you may feel out of your comfort zone without your trusty pair of shoes, hanging on to them can put you at risk for serious injury. As time passes, running shoes start losing stability as well as their impact absorption capabilities. Replacing them is the answer, but when?
“Sometimes we love our old pairs of tennis shoes so much that we don’t realize we have been wearing them out for multiple years,” explains Rajesh Makim, M.D., F.A.A.O.S., sports medicine specialist at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron. “We generally recommend that a person replace their pair of shoes every 350-500 miles or every three to six months.”
Failure to replace shoes can result in:
- Daily aches and pains
- Sprained ankles
- Falls resulting in fractures
Remember to replace your shoes with new ones by marking your calendar or picking out a few pairs at one time. Doing so will have you pain-free and give you the comfort you desire.
To consult with one of our doctors at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron, please call (810) 985-4900 or click on the Appointment Request button.