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6 common foot conditions, recommended solutions & tips!

Condition: Plantar Fasciitis

 

Condition: Plantar Fasciitis

 

Definition:Inflammation of fibrous tissue along bottom of foot 
Causes: Over-pronation (flat feet), high arch feet, sudden increase in physical activity, excessive weight gain, flipflops 
Symptoms: Heel pain, heel spurs, arch pain first thing in the morning or after a period of prolonged rest 
Treatment & Prevention: Orthotics with arch support & rearfoot posting, footwear with proper cushioning and shock absorption, stretching, night splints

Condition: Pregnancy & Feet

 

Condition: Pregnancy & Feet

 

Definition: Over-pronation, edema 
Causes: Weight gain, hormonal changes, flattened arches 
Symptoms: Pain at the heel, arch, ball-of-foot, leg cramping, varicose veins 
Treatment & Prevention: Orthotics with arch support & rearfoot posting, wide width footwear that incorporates stretch fabrics

Condition: Bunions

 

Condition: Bunions 

 

Definition: A prominent bump on the inside of the foot around the big toe joint 
Causes: Usually from wearing tight & narrow footwear with a constrictive toe box 
Symptoms: Inflammation, swelling and soreness on the side surface of the big toe 
Treatment & Prevention: Footwear with wide toe boxes, and stretch fabrics, orthotics, bunion shields, bunion night splints

 Condition: Heel Pain Syndrome

 

Condition: Heel Pain Syndrome

 

Definition: Extreme heel discomfort 
Causes: Plantar Fasciitis or over-use repetitive stress
Symptoms: Pain underneath the heel or just behind it, where the tendon attaches to the heel bone 
Treatment & Prevention: Heel cups or cradles, orthotics with arch support, shock absorption, cushioning, footwear with elevated heels

 Condition: Metatarsalgia (Ball-of-Foot Pain)

 

 

Condition: Metatarsalgia (Ball-of-Foot Pain) 

 

Definition: Inflammation or pain at the bones and joints at the ball-of-foot 
Causes: Thinning out of the fat pad, improper fitting footwear such as shoes with narrow toe boxes, high heels, excessive pressure 
Symptoms: Pain in the region of the foot before the toes 
Treatment & Prevention: Orthotics with metatarsal pads, proper fitting footwear with high, wide toe boxes, shoes with rocker bottoms

 Condition: Achilles Tendonitis

 

Condition: Achilles Tendonitis 

 

Definition: Inflammation & degeneration of the tendon in the back of the leg that inserts into the heel 
Causes: Over-pronation, improper fitting footwear, inadequate stretching 
Symptoms: Shooting, burning or extreme piercing pain 
Treatment & Prevention: Thorough stretching program, decrease in physical activity, heel cups or cradles, orthotics

   

Footcare tips everyone should know!

Foot Pain is Not Normal

Your feet should mirror your general health. With the right fit, proper footwear and orthotics for your foot type, most common foot pain can be relieved and prevented.

Buy Shoes that Fit Your Needs

Most people do not know their true foot size (length and width) and too often purchase shoes that are too small. Today, many full service stores are equipped with foot scanning technology that is able to capture your foot size, arch type and pressure points and recommend the ideal footwear and orthotics for your needs.

Give Your Feet a Break

While we love our heels, women have four times as many foot problems as men and high heels are partly to blame. Whenever possible, wear comfortable shoes that fit your feet properly.

Nighttime Care

After being on your feet all day, give your feet a little TLC. Knead them gently with your thumbs to increase blood circulation. Then cover them with a good quality foot cream or nourishing gel to help keep the skin from cracking and drying.

Socks are Important Accessories

Socks are important foot health accessories too. Damp and dark conditions, such as those found in shoes, promote the growth of fungi, bacteria and odor. Protect your feet by wearing socks made with copper fibers that have been clinically proven to help eliminate these common problems and improve your skin’s appearance and texture.

Educate Yourself

Sites such as foot.com offer comprehensive information about foot conditions, sports injuries, foot health for diabetes, and an online shop with products that help treat or prevent foot pain.

*Always consult your podiatrist or physician if you suffer from persistent pain or a medical condition