Why are my feet Swollen, Sore, or Tender?
Orthotic devices are used to accommodate biomechanical abnormalities, while heel lifts may be recommended on a temporary basis to elevate the heel and reduce stress on the Achilles tendon.
Shoes with a special rocker sole can help to alleviate the pain of a bunion. It’s also imperative you wear shoes that fit properly.
Corns & Calluses
The best way to avoid corns and calluses is to wear proper-fitting shoes and socks.
Rocker soles or removable insoles can help reduce pressure in the ball of your foot, which can be an area that is susceptible to pressure sores and ulcers for a diabetic.
Orthotics can be used to help protect painful, swollen joints and to allow the joints to work in a more natural way.
Wearing proper-fitting shoes and socks can reduce the likelihood of Haglund’s Deformity from occurring.
Wearing proper-fitting shoes and socks can reduce the likelihood of the condition known as Hallux Rigidus/Limitus (stiff big toe joint).
Shoes need to be deep or have a soft top to accommodate bent toes. Over-the-counter pads may also help treat this condition.
The sponge-like material found under the heel of most orthotics can help relieve the pressure and pain associated with heel spurs.
Proper-fitting shoes can greatly reduce your likelihood of developing painful ingrown toenails.
Orthotics designed to relieve ball-of-foot pain usually feature a metatarsal pad. The orthotic is constructed with the pad placed behind the ball-of-the-foot to help relieve pressure and redistribute weight from the painful area to more tolerant areas.
Proper-fitting shoes can help you reduce the chance of developing Morton’s Neuroma.
An orthotic that provides cushioning and stability while being a good shock-absorbing shoe can help with unusually high arches. Other common treatments include plantar fasciitis night splints and shoes with strong heel counters to help control the amount of pronation and provide good cushioning to the foot.
Posterior Tibialis Tendinitis
Orthotics and shoe insoles can help reduce your chances of developing posterior tibialis tendinitis.
Proper-fitting shoes can help decrease your likelihood of forming a stress fracture from repetitive high-impact activities.
Am I buying the Right Shoes?
Here are some questions that you might want to ask yourself to see if you are truly buying the right foot care products for yourself:
- Do you feel foot pain after walking for short periods of time?
- Do you notice your back or legs hurt after standing for a period of time?
- Do you notice that your shoes seem to wear and tear in the sole area?
If you answered yes to any of these questions you might want to look into orthopedic or specialty shoes. Finding the right pair of shoes for your feet is paramount to good foot health!