Guide To Foot Pain
Although it is easy to forget, feet are an essential part of our daily lives. They carry us to and fro, keep us balanced, and make activities like running possible. Nothing makes us more aware of our feet and their importance like a foot injury. To help you better understand foot pain, we would like to share with you this brief guide on some common foot problems.
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Before you can get foot pain relief, you must first be able to pinpoint the problem. Read on to learn more.
Plantar fasciitis is an irritation or inflammation that occurs in the band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes. The pain is characterized by a nagging ache along the bottom of the foot that extends into the heel. People suffering from plantar fasciitis often report that the discomfort is at its worst in the morning upon first getting out of bed.
Heel spurs are abnormal bone growths on the bottom of your heel. Although many people have heel spurs, not everyone with them experiences pain. Typically, people with flat feet or high arches are more likely to experience pain from heel spurs. This pain can be triggered by running, walking, or even standing still. Wearing comfortable shoes with shock-absorbing soles and custom-made inserts have proven to be effective ways for treating heel spurs.
Achilles Tendon Pain
The pain associated with this injury usually begins along the back of the foot and lower part of the calf. Unlike minor heel pain, which will usually heal in just a few weeks, Achilles injuries can become worse over time when not treated properly. If you experience sudden pain and swelling at the back of the ankle or are unable to put weight on the affected foot, you may be suffering from an injured Achilles tendon.
Toe pain can be the result of a number of problems, including gout, bunions, hammer toe, claw toe, and more. While some toe issues, like gout, can be the result of your diet and medication, more often than not, toe pain is related to wearing ill-fitting shoes and socks. If you are suffering from toe pain, first try finding comfortable footwear and comfortable orthopedic socks. If pain still persists, seek medical help.
Foot Pain Relief
Before you can properly treat your foot problem, it is important to first accurately diagnose the pain. Remember: effective treatments do not simply treat the symptom of the pain. Instead, they identify and treat the underlying cause. More often than not, many foot pains can often be avoided or relieved through simple toe-stretching exercises, comfortable footwear, and not overworking your feet.
Keep in mind, just as the fit and quality of your shoe is important, so is the fit and quality of your socks. At NEWZILL, we take pride in not only making comfortable compression socks but in also making performance socks that help protect and treat your feet. Our graduated compression technology acts as a layer of muscle, keeping pressure on your stretched vein walls. This design helps fight the force of gravity and circulate the blood back to your heart. Our compression socks have proven to help treat Achilles pain and heel spurs, ease swelling, increase circulation, and provide leg and foot pain relief. Learn more about our graduated compression socks — they’re designed to add comfort, style, and performance to every step you take.