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Sore Feet - Foot Pain

The simple facts and the cures

Foot pain is a really common problem. Foot pain in the "ball of your foot," that region between your archway and the toes, is mostly called metatarsalgia. The pain normally centres on one or more of the five bones (metatarsals) in this mid-portion of the foot. About 75% in the UK get foot pain at some point in their lives. Foot pain is caused mostly by shoes that do not equip decently or push the feet into stilted shapes (such as pointed-toe, high-heel shoes. Foot pain can be caused by bunions hammer toes plantar warts from pressure on the soles of your feet and fallen arches also called flat feet.

There are many troubles related with foot. Some trouble include cracked heels , heel pain, ingrown toe nail , foot Corns & callus, ankle sprains and archway pain. Other trouble include plantar fasciitis, thin feet, sprained ankle and Bunion Runners knee. Sometimes, the foot pain is caused by a callus that forms on the side of your foot. A callus is a build-up of rind that forms in reaction to undue force over the ivory. Normally, a callus is not traumatic, but the build-up of rind can increase the force and finally have walking hard.

Chronic arthritis (osteoarthritis) at the base of the big toe (also called hallux rigidus) is extremely common.

Certain factors, such as thin feet, a lengthy large toe and a foot that rolls inward, are thought to predispose an individual to hallux rigidus. Most of the time, pragmatic measures can assist alleviates foot pain. Preventive foot maintenance could cut the danger of amputation in people with diabetes by 44 - 85. Some tips for preventing problems include moisturizers should be applied. Corns and calluses should be lightly pumiced and toenails trimmed brief and the edges filed to avert cutting adjoining toes. Sometimes, merely buying shoes that equip decently can resolve the trouble.

What is sore feet / foot pain

Sore feet is a very common problem that effects millions accross the planet Earth, making simple things such as standing, walking, running, or working, almost a nightmare, because of the pain and discomfort involved.

What causes sore feet

The most frequent cause of heel or arch pain is plantar fasciitis. This is inflammation of the plantar fascia, the tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. A symptom is sharp pain in the arch when getting up in the morning or after prolonged inactivity. Wearing shoes with little arch or heel support, too much physical activity, going barefoot and being overweight all can contribute to the condition. People with flat feet or with very high arches that flatten when they stand up are at higher risk for foot pain problems.

Foot pain symptoms

Foot pain can start after you have stood for a long time, or while walking or working and can continue day and night. The first symptoms are often what feel like a burning or hot foot, this often occurs before developing into a foot pain problem.

Foot pain treatment

The first step in treating foot pain is usually to take a trip to the local store and buy some inserts. If your foot pain continues, visit a podiatrist. The podiatrist may give you a shot of 'cortisone' in the foot to stop the pain, or he/she may recommend that you have custom 'orthotic inserts' made. There are numerous creams and rub's you can also try, but real pain relief is not guaranteed, they seem to warm or heat the skin or make feet smell good, but the creams etc. never penetrate the skin or make its way to the inflamed areas. Also, you may be placed on medication to relieve the pain if it's severe.

Foot pain prevention

Treat your feet well and they will probably be good to you. Buy and wear shoes that are not only comfortable but ones that have arch support and cushioning. If the shoes are hard to walk on or provide little cushioning, buy some custom made inserts. The biggest factor with foot pain is weight. If you are overweight you are asking for foot pain.

Foot Pain Treatment and Prevention Tips

  • Lose weight if you need to.
  • Soaking your feet to soften calluses.
  • Apply ice to reduce pain and swelling.
  • Reduce activity until the problem improves.
  • Wear foot pads in areas of friction or pressure.
  • Surgery to remove the spur or the dense band of tissue.
  • Use a shoe insert (orthosis) as a kind of shock absorber.
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