5 possible causes of foot ache

The human foot is designed to carry the weight of our body and to ensure smooth movement. It is a complex biomechanical apparatus and if you experience discomfort, the reasons may be of a different nature. It is important to know that:

– it is not normal for the feet to hurt you!

– There are relatively easy and affordable ways to take care of your feet.

Here we summarized the most common manifestations of discomfort, the possible reasons and the proven solutions in our many years of practice:

Here’s a list of the most common complaints:

1. Painful pains;

2. Pain in the arc;

3. Heel pain;

4. Knuckles and pain in the knuckle;

5. Pain between 3rd and 4th cushion;

1. Are your pads hurt?


This is most likely metatarsalgia – inflammation of the head of metatarsal bones (so in medical language are called pillows).

Possible reasons are:

– Wearing high heel shoes;

– Wearing shoes with a very thin or soft foot;

– wearing tight shoes;

– Wearing thin and soft flip-flops;

– Overloading cushions from many walking;

Solution:

– Go to shoes with lower current.

– Choose the shoes to have a thick foot.

– Take the shoes in their hands, turn them over, press their feet with their thumbs in the cushion area – if they sink – replace them with non-sneaker / non-slip shoes. Your pads are therefore protected from hard and uneven surfaces, and the load is redistributed in a wider area;

– Restrict as much as possible the movement until the inflammation passes.

– Wear orthopedic insoles with solid support for the longitudinal and transverse bulkheads. They will redistribute the load and lighten your pads.

– At home wear slippers (or flip-flops summer) with a thick sole and support for the longitudinal and transverse vault.

2. Do your arches hurt?


The most likely cause is the flatness. If it happens with the first steps in the morning, it is most likely plantar fasciitis – a painful inflammation of the plantar fascia – the dense connective tissue band at the base of the foot that connects the heel to the toes. This condition is also closely related to flatbed, so we look at them together below. You may experience also underlying ankle, knee, pelvic and back pain.

Possible causes of pain in the arches are:

– Joint articulation, which causes the ankles to swivel inwards (overpopulation) and failure of the longitudinal vault (flat) and hence the stretching of the plantar fascia;

– Excessive foot load (overweight, wearing, long walking)

Solution:

– Go to hard-backed shoes – they will keep the stains upright and will keep your arches from falling. Squeeze shoes with two fingers in the back if they do not flatter – these are your shoes

– Go to shoes with a thick sole that bends only on the cushions (picture 1). In the area of the arch, the foot should be rigid and unsuspecting.

3. Are your heels hurting?


Are you experiencing burning pain with the first steps in the morning? Most likely, this is due to spikes in the heel – these are calcium deposits at the base of bone stains where the plantar fascia is attached to it;

Possible reasons are:

  • Plantar fasciitis (pain in the arch), (see also “pain in the arches”);
  • Intensive foot load for a long period;
  • Overweight;
  • Wearing shoes / flip flops that undercut the heel;

Solution: The cause of this condition must be remedied – the expansion of the plantar fascia.

  • Go to hardback boots – they will keep the bone spots upright and will keep your vaults from falling. Squeeze shoes with two fingers in the back if they do not flatter – these are your shoes
  • Go on shoes with a thick sole that bends only on the cushions. In the area of the arch, the foot should be rigid and unsuspecting.
  • Shoes must take the footprint (anti-shock);
  • Select orthopedic insoles to correctly position your bone stains (with a sucking wedge), they should support your longitudinal arches and protect your plantar fascia from overstressing;
  • At home, wear slippers (or summer flip-flops) with a thick foot and support for the longitudinal and transverse vault.
  • Restrict movement until the inflammation passes. If the situation is intolerable and you can not afford rest, the orthopedics will stabilize you with an analgesic injection.

4. Knuckles and pain in the knuckle


The knuckles (in medical language are called bunions or glucose valgus) are one of the most common sources of discomfort (mainly in ladies). This protrusion of the joint is often associated with swelling and pain.

Possible reasons are:

  • The reason for the appearance of knuckles is usually the wearing of high and narrow (tapering) shoes.
  • Flatfoot;
  • Arthrosis;

Solution:

  • Go on shoes with a wide and spacious finger area. They should be comfortable with the first boot without relying on relaxation.
  • Look for shoes that have soft, stretchable fabric in the fingertips;
  • Choose shoes to have a thick foot.
  • Take the shoes in their hands, turn them over, push their feet with their thumbs in the cushion area – if they sink – replace them with non-sneaker / non-slip shoes. Your pads are therefore protected from hard and uneven surfaces, and the load is redistributed in a wider area;
  • Wear separators (silicone);
  • Wear orthopedic insoles with support for the longitudinal and transverse bulkheads. If you have flatbed, the insoles must have a sucking wedge (to make the inward stained bone);
  • At home, wear slippers (or summer flip flops) with a thick foot and support for the longitudinal and transverse vault.

Important – take care to stop the kneecap in time – you’ll save the even more nasty climb of the second finger on your thumb (finger hammer).

5. Pain between 3rd and 4th cushion

This condition is called “Morton Neurama” – a condition associated with pain, swelling and / or inflammation of the nerve, most commonly in the cushions between the 3rd and 4th toe. Symptoms include acute pain, burning and even a lack of sensation in the affected area. Morton’s neuroma can also lead to numbness, numbness or cramps in the front of the foot.

Possible reasons are:

  • Your feet have been subjected to a greater load.
  • Inappropriate shoes – if they have a narrow tip and / or high heels, they can lead to Morton’s nuisance. Tightened shoes can squeeze a nerve between the toes, causing discomfort and severe pain.

Solution:

  • Restrict movement until the inflammation passes;
  • Go on shoes with a wide and spacious finger area. They should be comfortable with the first boot without relying on relaxation.
  • Wear orthopedic insoles with support for the crossbow, also called metatarsal support).

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