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What Is the Brannock Device?

One of the most effective methods of measuring the feet is by using a Brannock device. It was invented in 1925 by Charles Brannock, and has improved traditional foot-measuring techniques. This device is described as a base plate that has graduated markings. The foot is placed on this plate and the length and width of the foot can be accurately measured. This device can also measure the distance from the heel to the ball of the foot. The Brannock device was widely used among various military branches to ensure that enlisted men and women wore the correct shoe size. This measuring tool is generally found in the majority of shoe stores. People who purchase their shoes online may not have access to this device, and will often use other methods of obtaining an accurate foot measurement. If you would like to learn more about the Brannock device and other techniques of measuring the feet, it is suggested that you speak to a podiatrist who can provide you with the information you are seeking.

Getting the right shoe size is an important part of proper foot health. Seek the assistance of one of our podiatrists from New England Foot and Ankle. Our doctors will provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Getting the Right Shoe Size

There are many people who wear shoes that are the incorrect size, negatively affecting their feet and posture. Selecting the right shoes is not a difficult process, so long as you keep several things in mind when it comes to choosing the right pair.

  • When visiting the shoe store, use the tools available to measure your foot.
  • Be sure there is ‘wiggle room’. There should be about an inch between your toes and the tip of your shoes.
  • Do not always assume you are the same size, as manufacturers run differently.
  • Purchase shoes later in the day, as your feet swell as the day progresses.
  • If a shoe is not comfortable, it is not suitable. Most shoes can’t be ‘broken in’, and comfort should be the ultimate goal when it comes to choosing the right pair of shoes

As our feet hold our body weight and keep us moving, it is important to treat them right. Picking the right pair of shoes can provide your feet comfort and mobility without pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Chelmsford and Newburyport, MA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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