How to Relieve Foot Pain
I'm a tennis player and on a mission to find the perfect fitting tennis shoes online. When I try on the shoes it only takes a few minutes to determine if they fit properly. If they hurt my feet right out of the box, I know they are not the right ones. Shoes today don't need a lengthy break in period for them to finally feel good. If shoes are tight, pinch your feet, hurt anywhere, you can be assured this pain will not cease by wearing them for several days.
In fact, by wearing the wrong shoes, you can make the pain much worse and ultimately hurt your feet.
I recently received a pair of tennis shoes with leather uppers and they pinched the top of my feet, just a little. I changed the lacing to address the area they were hurting, then went out and played tennis. When I came back my feet were so sore I could barely walk. I didn't take my own advice and knew for sure these were not the right tennis shoes. Since I wore them outside and played tennis, I couldn't return them and finally gave them away.
Our feet have a pretty tough job to do. Just because our feet are tough, doesn’t mean they’re invincible. Yet, many people will ignore persistent foot pain or changes in the foot’s appearance and function for far too long. Ignoring early warning signs of foot problems can leave you at risk for more serious foot conditions.
Here are several foot symptoms that could spell the start of a more serious problem.
You may assume that persistent foot pain is a normal part of life, but it’s not. Healthy feet that are properly cared for and wearing the right shoes shouldn’t hurt. If you’re suffering from aches and pains in your feet that don’t go away, it’s time to address the underlying issues.
Discoloration of your toenails could be a sign of a fungal nail infection, which often begins as a yellow or dark spot under the nail. If left untreated, the infection can spread to surrounding toes. If you have diabetes, an unchecked fungal nail infection could become extreme enough to lead to foot amputation.
Heel pain caused by stepping on a hard object like a rock will usually go away on its own with a bit of rest. But when heel pain doesn’t subside, it could be a sign of a more serious foot condition like plantar fasciitis or heel spurs. Left untreated, heel pain can lead to difficulty in walking that may ultimately require complicated, lengthy, or costly therapy.
Chronically cold feet and toes could be a sign of poor blood circulation. Smoking and smoking-related conditions like COPD can often affect the circulation of blood throughout the body. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and many forms of heart disease can restrict arteries and reduce blood flow as well. Bodily extremities like the feet are particularly susceptible to poor circulation, which may make feet feel cold or numb.
Big toe pain
Pain focused around the tip and corner of your toenail, could be a sign of an ingrown toenail. Sudden, severe pain in the big toe joint (especially at night) could be caused by a form of arthritis called gout. Rheumatoid arthritis could be another explanation for toe pain, as early symptoms tend to affect toe and finger joints.
Often, foot swelling comes from standing for an extended period of time, wearing restrictive footwear or a minor injury like a sprained ankle. However, foot swelling that lasts for more than a couple of days could be caused by fluid buildup due to heart failure or kidney disease. Swelling may also result from inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis.
Tired, overworked feet can cause short-term burning or tingling. More severe burning or tingling in the feet could be a sign of diabetic nerve damage or a circulatory condition known as peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
Help is just a phone call away
If you ignore what your feet are trying to tell you, you could wind up facing some pretty serious consequences. Often these conditions are treatable and preventable. By wearing the right shoes for your lifestyle and food conditions, you can keep your feet healthy and pain free.
We know a thing or two about helping you find the perfect fit in the right shoe. The ICS Personal Fitting Specialists have helped hundreds of people find the proper shoe for their needs.
While it used to be far more difficult to find shoes that both looked and felt great, ICS shoe manufacturers have found the right balance between fashion and function. Today there are many choices of good looking shoes that will fit your feet and keep them healthy and eliminate that persistent pain. We’re here to help you find the perfect fit for your feet.
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