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Foot Pain Relief

Sally Perkins provides advice on what you can do to seek relief from foot pain.

Most of us make the mistake of taking the feet for granted and forget to take care of the most crucial part of the body without which we could not walk. Things are a little different for women because they keep their feet under their watchful eyes to ensure that it looks good and, in the process, adapt the routine of foot care. Men, too, must follow the same even though only for reasons of health.

The feet contribute to overall health, and having a sore foot can be as bad as any other disease on your body. Never should you ignore your feet, and if you ever feel discomfort or itching or rashes, it is time to consult a podiatrist for treatment.  When it comes to foot care, prevention is always better than cure because neglecting the early signs of problems can have far-reaching health effects. 

Importance of preventive foot care

Quality of life – Healthy feet mean a healthy body and a better quality of life.  How much self-sufficient you are, determines how good is your quality of life. When your feet are in order, you can maintain regular activities like walking, working, and shopping, which are signs of self-sufficiency. If you have a foot injury or other problems, your ability to do things on your own will diminish, and you will not be able to function at your absolute best.

Productive work – Problems with your feet will affect your working ways and, in turn, your productivity. This is true even if you have a desk job. Poor health can impede work performance that affects your ability to mix with people by reaching out to them physically.

Physical activity – When you have foot problems, you will not be able to exercise. Restricted mobility will harm your health by increasing various health risks. Chances of diabetes and heart disease will increase, and your overall health will deteriorate due to lack of exercise.

What to do if you have foot pain

Foot pain usually manifests in the form of heel pain and heel spurs.

Heel pain – Plantar Fasciitis is the scientific name of heel pain, which happens due to inflammation or irritation of the band of tough tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. You can feel the pain in the heel or the arch, and it is mostly during the morning when you get out of bed.

For relief, you must take and, with guidance from Orthotics Foot Care Guelph, wear shoes with a cushioned sole and excellent arch support besides doing heel and foot muscle stretches.

Heel spurs Heel spurs are abnormal bone growth on the bottom of your heel that causes pain. It can happen due to abnormal posture or walking or from wearing the wrong shoes or even running. You feel the pain when you are standing or walking. Many people have the problem but do not experience pain.

To treat the problem, you must wear an orthotic in the shoe, a cutout heel pad, try physical therapy, and rest your foot.


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About the Author

Sally Perkins is a professional freelance writer with many years' experience across many different areas. She made a move to freelancing from a stressful corporate job and loves the work-life balance it offers her. When not at work, Sally enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with her family, and travelling as much as possible.