People nowadays are very conscious to keep their trotters in top condition. Be it pedicures, spas, regular massages and what not. But there might still be reasons why your feet hurt and you may not be aware of them.
Here are the top 5 reasons why your feet hurt and you ought to address them immediately, if not sooner!
- The Plantar Fasciitis
The plantar fascia is a band of tissue or ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes which supports the arch of your foot. Straining it makes it weak and inflamed, which leads to the heel or the bottom of your foot to hurt when you stand or walk.
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. It is occurs mostly in middle-aged people, but can also occur sometimes in younger people who are on their feet a lot. Plantar fasciitis doesn't necessarily need to happen on both feet. It could happen on only one foot.
- Your Shoe Size
One of the most common feet issues people tend to ignore is the shoe size. If you have been wearing the same shoe size since college, it might be a good time to stop that and look for proper fitting shoes. Feet can change size and shape over the years due to many reasons like pregnancy and age. While buying a pair of shoes you want to wear and use on a daily basis, be sure to get measured by a professional in store. Those 2 minutes extra in store will help you in the long run and save you a lot of pain.
- The Fashion-Comfort War
While looking out for shoes that make a striking style statement, many of us tend to ignore the comfort factor of the shoes. While being fashionable is quite the requirement, wearing shoes that are comfortable at least 95% of the time is very important. You should not only ditch those dreaded heels for those long outings and parties, you should also avoid flats with a hard and thin sole or the ones pointed at the toes which make your toes crowd and eventually lead to callus formation, bone spurs, inflamed nerves, or even promote toe deformities.
- A Few Extra Kilos
We all have the constant war in our heads between junk food and a healthy lifestyle. This tends to be a little hard on your feet. Our feet have to bear our body weight and more, so shedding a few kilos would not only help you look good but also make your feet thank you!
- Wearing the Same Sports Shoes
It is probably a true fact that you wear the same shoes for all your workout regimes. DON’T! Here’s why. Each workout shoe is designed differently and for a different purpose. There is a reason why there are shoes specifically designed for running, walking, weight training, etc. Pick the right shoe and avoid a world of pain!