Your feet are surprisingly complex, and this means that they can be prone to experience a number of problems that can lead to pain and difficulty walking. Unfortunately, most patients are unsure of how some of the more routine problems that people experience with their feet are addressed. Due to this lack of information, it can be difficult to find relief from these painful problems, but if you have the following couple of questions answered, you may be in a better position to have these foot problems corrected.
Are you experiencing a sharp, stabbing pain in the bottom of your foot? Do you spend a lot of the day on your feet, either due to work or exercise? If so, then you could be suffering from a condition known as plantar fasciitis. The only way to know for sure is to see a doctor for an official diagnosis, but in the meantime, there are some things you should know that could help relieve your foot pain and prevent the condition from worsening.
Ingrown toenails are quite painful and can require surgery if they are bad enough. If you want to avoid this problem, then here are 2 ways to reduce the chance of getting ingrown toenails. Wearing the Right Shoes First, the types of shoes you wear makes a big difference. If you are a woman and like to wear pointy toe high heels, you are more prone to ingrown toenails because the toes of the shoes are tight and squeeze your toes together.
Nearly a quarter of the U.S. population has flat feet or fallen arches, a condition that causes severe pain and can lead to skeletal misalignment and problems elsewhere in the body. If you have flat feet, you know how excruciatingly painful a day at work can be, especially if you have a job that requires you to spend a great deal of time standing up and walking. While there are many shoes and inserts that are great for flat feet, they are simply a way to get through the day.
When the only walking you do is from your car to your desk and around your office, you might be able to get away with wearing shoes that don't fit quite properly. However, when you embark on a trip to explore a new city, you'll be walking miles each day. Ill-fitted footwear is bound to cause problems. If you're lucky, your poorly fitted shoes will just leave you with blisters. If you're not so lucky, you might end up with heel pain and sore tendons that linger for weeks.
Your feet might not seem like an important part of your personal health and wellness routine, but you would be hard-pressed to work out without them. Unfortunately, many people overlook their foot health, only to end up suffering from debilitating bunions and painful ingrown toenails. A few years ago, I ignored a cut on my foot which eventually turned into a full-blown infection. After a near-amputation, I realized that I needed to start focusing on my whole body. I know that if you can start focusing on your foot health, you can avoid troubling conditions so that you can enjoy your life.