Foot Health Advice For Women

Have you noticed that lately your feet are sorer and tender that previously, even though you haven’t really done anything differently?

As we age our muscles and tendons change, you can possibly experience a drop in your arches in your feet. If you are suffering from pain along the bottom of your foot you could be experiencing plantar fascia which is a form of tendonitis and can be very painful in itself.

You will be experiencing terrible pain, especially when you first get out of bed in the morning. As your foot warms up then the pain will slowly go away. Only to return after you have been sitting for an extended period or during the evening when you are resting after your busy day.

There are different ways to deal with the pain and discomfort and different things will be effective for certain people. Many people find that doing calf stretches will help the muscles in your foot, try stretching before you do any major walking or exercise. A good soak can help when you have finished your daily exercise routine. Some people actually experience relief by soaking their feet in cold water with some ice in it.

You will need to experiment to see what works for you and to do this remedy on a regular basis. Once you suffer from plantar fascia, it will always continue to be bothersome to you, so finding a solution will be very beneficial in keeping your feet healthy and pain free.

Other things you can do to keep your feet healthy, is to allow your feet to breathe properly. Wear a good quality pair of shoes with cotton socks and if you choose to wear sandals, again a good quality is imperative. When suffering from chronic foot pain you want to avoid flip-flops as these will tend to hurt your leg tendons more, due to the flipping action as you walk. A good supportive shoe is always recommended when dealing with foot pain.

Soaking your feet in a foot bath and massaging afterwards does wonders for the circulation in your feet. So if you remember to pay special attention to your feet and any discomfort you might feel, the discomfort is a warning before the actual pain comes along! You will then not have to deal with months of pain. Listen to what your feet are telling you!

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Why Comfortable Shoes Are Critical to Foot Health and Well Being

There is one simple reason why comfortable shoes are critical and it’s because what can damage your feet can damage all the other parts of your body that work in conjunction with your feet to move you around comfortably. If your feet are in pain, it’s only natural that your ankles, knees and hips will be forced to compensate for the problem which can result in much bigger problems overall.

The foot is a complex structure and because of this, many things can go wrong or be negatively affected just by the type of shoes we wear. A woman who spends extended periods of time in high heels can end up with problems like bunions, corns, hammer toes and metatarsalgia. Not just that, but the calf muscle can actually shorten from the unnatural position with most of the body weight forced to the front of the foot. Heels are probably the worst type of shoe for your feet, but if shoes don’t have enough support or cause pain, then those are not good shoes for your feet.

Shoes are meant to protect your feet, not hurt them. Most people will sacrifice some comfort in the name of fashion, but this should not be done on a regular basis, but rather on occasion. Considering the ripple effect foot problems can have on other parts of your body, common sense should tell us to wear comfortable shoes, but there is a chance, that a good number of people don’t realize this, resulting in 75 percent of adults experiencing foot pain or problematic conditions.

Shoes that cause discomfort can result in ongoing problems in different parts of the foot including the ball, the heel and the arch. Many painful foot conditions can be remedied simply by wearing well-fitting, comfortable shoes. One of the problems is that not everyone knows what well-fitting shoes are. People have gotten so used to foot pain, that they believe that it’s normal. The truth is; the right pair of shoes should allow you to stand and walk comfortably for extended periods, unless you are already suffering from a painful condition.

One look at the wide variety of foot products in a pharmacy should tell you that a lot of people are suffering from foot pain. Everything from metatarsal pads, to cushioned insoles to gel heel cups are made to relieve some type of painful foot condition. A comfortable pair of sneakers is probably the best you can do for your feet. However, not everyone is able to wear these kinds of shoes to work or every day, but there are plenty of options on the market that would be suitable in a work environment that would still allow your feet the comfort they deserve.

What to look for? You want a pair of shoes that will allow your feet to be in a natural position including a little bit of wiggle room for your toes. There should be good arch support, especially if you suffer from flat feet. The fit should be comfortable and if you h

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