The 53-year-old Robin Powers dragged a pack of shoes on a date with FA doctor Emily Cook at the Beth Israel pastor Medical Center in Boston. Bowles, who works in the fashion industry, has been suffering from foot pain. \"Maybe in the last five years, I \'ve noticed a real change in my feet,\" she said . \". \"It is very narrow in the back, wide in the front, and my arch is falling. \"She suspected that it had something to do with the marriage she inherited from her mother --- The high heels and sandals she wore when she was young. It\'s not power\'s first meeting with Cook, but today Powers says her goal is to find out which pair of shoes to wear to relieve the pain. Mr. Cook said the powers dilemma was typical. In fact, Foot pain is a major problem affecting nearly three countries in the United States. S. adults. Marianne Hannan said: \"What is more common among women is talking to 10 friends, and a lot of people may tell you, \'yes, I have a sore foot. \', A professor of epidemiology at the Hebrew school of senior life in Boston and at Harvard Medical School. Unfortunately, this is not usually considered a serious problem, she said. \"You generally don\'t die because of this. This is not cancer, and it has not received the attention it deserves . \" To understand how many Americans have pain in their feet, Hannan led the National Institutes of Health The study of 3,300 adults was sponsored. She wants to know how many people have experienced foot pain, whether women have more severe pain than men, and whether pain can interfere with activities such as walking and exercising. She found that about 28% of people suffer from chronic foot pain. Women have almost twice as much pain in their feet as men. The pain is so great for many people that they can hardly walk- Not to mention exercise. Why is this happening? Many people think that foot pain is just another problem with aging. They can only endure foot pain and get used to it. There is nothing further than the truth, Hannan said. If your foot hurts, she says, go to someone who specializes in the foot. Either a doctor of foot disease or a physical therapist with foot expertise. Pain can usually be treated successfully and further problems can be prevented. In Hannan\'s study, the most common pain in the foot is the back of the foot, but people also have Hammer Heads, chicken eyes, calluses, flat feet and a very Hannan says all of these things get worse as they get older. The obvious problem has also exacerbated the problem: shoes- High heels, sharp, narrow- Just not suitable. Men often buy diseases. Too large fit shoes, support problems may occur. But the problem is more diverse for women. Shoes with sharp toes. The bones of the feet squeaked into the shoes that were too narrow. The shoes are too small and the feet are slippery. Of course, high heels put extra pressure on the ball of the foot, and if the ball of the foot is pressed into the pointed toe box, the problem is even more serious. Unfortunately, as we grow older, our feet will be hit. \"Our feet can actually be wider and they can change shape,\" said foot doctor Emily Cook . \". \"They can change the size. Your joints will lose flexibility. Some foot deformity- Bunions, Mallet toes \"--- Will deteriorate over time. The ligaments and joints are weakened, and the thinning of the arthritis and foot fat pad can also lead to complications. Men are not completely out of trouble. The same thing happened on aging men\'s feet. But since women tend to wear shoes, foot problems are more common among women. The new shoe RemedyCook said there could be a remedy. As long as you buy more suitable shoes, many problems will be reduced, she said. She made some suggestions: First of all, shoes should be suitable. It is better to buy shoes at the end of the day, as the feet will swell over the course of the day. Also, measure your feet regularly. Aging feet can become wider and longer. You may not be the 6th at the age of 55. You should be able to swing your toes in your shoes. They should not be bitten. The heel should provide support and the heel should not collapse when you squeeze the heel The box part of the shoe. Don\'t buy shoes if they are uncomfortable. Don\'t be fooled by you-just-have-to-break-them-in argument. There\'s no such thing as rest-in period. If you feel that you have to wear fashionable shoes or high heels at work, try wearing different shoes on different days. \"In this particular case, I told women that you need to consider different types of shoes for different types of purposes,\" Cook said . \". \"For example, you don\'t want to wear a trendy shoe when you travel. You need something like a sneaker, very comfortable supportive stuff so that you don\'t even hit your feet until you take part in the event. \"Cook also encourages patients to wear lower heels and minimize stress on their feet. \"If you have to wear high heels, try changing the height of the heel and use different heels -- \"Wear high heels on different days,\" she said. Cook appreciated the need for women to look fashionable at work, adding that this is particularly frustrating for women, as the footwear industry is driven by fashion --- Uncomfortable, not fit. For some patients, new, more comfortable shoes may not be enough to relieve or even treat foot pain. They may need correction, which is a plastic plug-in that is installed directly in the shoe for buffering and support. Some over-the- Good counter product. Patients usually try these cheaper options first, Cook said. Some foot doctors think custom correction is too expensive, especially if they don\'t usually have health insurance. But Cook said custom correction might be needed for particularly complex problems. For 62-year- Old Robin Bentz, who had just put his feet on the ground and stood up, has become very painful. Earlier, she thought the pain would go away. It didn\'t. Benz, a retired nurse, is suspected of having plantar fasciitis. She was right. \"It\'s too bad, I get up in the middle of the night and go to the bathroom, and when I go back to bed in the bathroom, my feet hurt so badly,\" said Ben. \"The pain will keep me awake for the next night. \"Ben tried to adjust the way she walked to compensate for the pain. But then her knee began to hurt. She went to a plastic surgeon and injected Komatsu, but the pain continued. Finally, she went to see Cook. After inspection, Cook suggested customizationmade orthotics. Ben has two pairs of her alternate corrections. \"It\'s like a miracle,\" Ben said . \" \"Unless I have correction, my feet will never touch the ground. Ben said that such a simple matter can solve such a big problem, which surprised her and she will never be grateful. But this is not always the case. Some patients eventually need surgery, especially bunions, Cook said. But if there are good shoes, surgery is usually delayed for a few years --- There may be correction.