Are you Wearing the Correct Shoe Size?
If you have been wearing the same shoe size since your 20s, you might not realize that your feet may have increased in size. On average your shoe size can increase by 1 to 1.5 shoe sizes in your lifetime.
Snapping in the foot or ankle is a condition in which you feel a snapping sensation or hear a popping sound in your foot when you move your lower extremities. The snapping sensation occurs when a muscle or tendon (the strong tissue that connects muscle to bone) moves over a bony protrusion in your feet.
Although snapping anywhere is usually painless and harmless, the sensation can be annoying. In some cases, snapping in the foot can lead to bursitis, a painful swelling of the fluid-filled sacs that cushion the joints.
When tendon snapping/popping follows major trauma, tearing of support soft tissue structures may have occurred and warrants an orthopedic consult if the snapping is either painful or limits function.