My feet are killing me!
My feet are killing me!What you wear on your feet is the most important part of foot care. One quarter of the bones in your body are located in your feet, and your feet are the foundation and support for the rest of your body. If you are experiencing foot, ankle, knee, lower back or shoulder pain, it very well may stem from an improper care of your feet. These pains are often caused by the style and fit of your shoes. A supportive shoe, combined with the proper (arch support) insert, will put your foot in its natural position for walking and standing. By putting your foot in balance, the alignment of other joints will be improved; properly aligned joints means less pain.
- The average person walks the equivalent of 3.5 times around the world during their lifetime.
- 90% of all people wear improperly fitted shoes. Ouch!!
- The human foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 tendons, muscles and ligaments. That’s an awful lot of places for pain to occur.
- Most foot problems are caused or aggravated by poorly fitted shoes.
What to do if your feet are hurting?
- Replace your tennis shoes often (usually between 200 – 450 miles). Once the sole starts to wear out, your feet and your body start to take more and more of the impact. If you wait to replace the shoes until they are falling apart, your feet and your body will suffer. The shoes need to control your feet and not allow them to go where ever they want to go. Shoes that are worn out will not control your feet and keep you in balance. It’s up to you. Pay now by buying good quality and comfortable shoes or pay later with pain and doctor visits. (Click here to find out when is the best time to replace your running and walking shoes.)
- Ice massage, rolling your foot over a cold plastic soda bottle will do wonders for a painful arch by reducing the inflammation.
- Try a proper (arch support) insert. Inserts are supportive devices that fit into shoes and support your feet. When properly fit in your shoes, the insert acts as an interface between the foot, the shoe and the ground. With a proper insert you are supporting your foot and ankle while standing and walking, as well as improving your balance, alignment, performance and comfort any time you are on your feet. Allowing more equal weight distribution relieves undesirable stresses associated with foot pain and discomfort across the under surface of the foot.
Which supportive shoes can help me with foot pain?Best running shoes must provide support to both your heel and arch in order to successfully ease any pain. When searching for the best supportive shoes, you need to look for three major attributes:
- Built in arch support or removable insoles to accommodate orthotics.
- Heel support.
- Good cushioning.
Can arch supports help me reduce foot pain?They sure can! The arch supports can effectively help support your arches and evenly distribute pressure across your whole foot. However, before you purchase any pair of arch supports, (we recommend visiting any of our stores for a free foot analysis.) We can help you find the best arch supports based on your foot type, gait (the way you walk) and most importantly your shoes! Below are various arch supports help eliminate foot pain.
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