Do You Suffer From Foot Pain?

Does Every Step Hurt? Read On For Relief

Walking may be considered as the most accessible form of exercise but only when you are not feeling any pain in your feet. About 80% of women have some foot problem or the other and for them, every step may be an agony, at times.

Pain in your foot could be due to problems in any part such as bones, toenail beds, skin, ligaments, muscles, blood vessels or nerves. There are solutions that will make the pain go away so that you can walk in no time. Don’t take these problems lightly, as it could aggravate into something more serious.

Read the article below to know more:

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Problem No. 1: Plantar Fasciitis
“This is by far the most common problem I see in my middle-aged patients,” says Jeffrey A. Oster, DPM, a podiatrist in Newark, OH. Plantar fasciitis is an overuse syndrome that causes painful inflammation of the band of fibrous tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot (called the plantar fascia).

The fix: Massage and stretch your feet and calves. Not only can this help relieve inflammation by prompting a fresh supply of oxygenated blood to rush to the area, but massaging and stretching may also lengthen the plantar flexor muscles, helping them move more freely and with less pain, says Rachel Scott, a medical massage therapist in Lynnwood, WA.

Problem No. 2: Bunions and Hammertoes
These painful deformities of the great toe (bunions) and smaller toes (hammertoes) can be genetic, but they get worse if you consistently wear too-tight shoes, says Suzanne C. Fuchs, DPM, a holistic podiatrist and fitness specialist in New Hyde Park, NY.

The fix: Choose the right shoes. To help prevent bunions and hammertoes in the first place, make sure you’re wearing shoes with a wider toe box, says Fuchs. There should be about a half-inch of space between the tip of your longest toe and the end of the shoe.

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