The feet are the most overworked part of the body and unfortunately tend to be the most neglected. Each foot absorbs a force of about 150 percent of the person’s body weight with each step. Is it surprising that all of us should experience foot pain at some point in our lives?
The following are tips to be remembered for people with foot ailments.
- Buy roomy shoes if you have swollen feet or diabetes. Oxfords are good support shoes due to their added-depth-fit.
- Buy shoes with spandex stretch uppers if you have bunions. They are roomy and the stretchable uppers will disallow pinching.
- If you have heel pain, add over-the-counter arch supports to your shoes. If this doesn’t help, a visit to the podiatrist is called for.
- See that the shoe holds on to the foot. An adjustable support shoe with Velcro fastenings is of immense use.
According to the Podiatry Institute, a good pair of shoes should have the following features:
- A long vamp
- A firm heel counter
- A heel of 0.75 to 1.5 inches
- A semi rigid or rigid shank
- A wide toe box to accommodate the toes without pinching
- An inner sole that can be removed
Nearly 80 percent of American adults are struggling to cope with foot pain and other uncomfortable symptoms like these:
- Swelling that has deformed one or both feet bringing discomfort in whatever you do.
- Constant itching which is irritating and cannot be ignored.
- Stiffness that makes it impossible to walk or jog
- Unsightly cracks, corns and calluses that embarrass you to display your feet.
You definitely need to use methods to banish foot pain.
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