Well-fitting shoes: a step in the right direction

Common footache

Many footaches in women are the result of poorly fitting shoes and high heels, although some sources are congenital. Some common problems include:

The Onions-Big Toes joints are no longer aligned and become swollen and painful. The wearing of narrow shoes with sharp ends aggravates this problem.

Plantar Fasciitis - Inflammation of the connective tissue from the heel to the sole of the foot, called the plantar fascia, which causes foot pain.

Metatarsalgia - Generalized forefoot pain, often caused by wearing high-heeled, pointed-toed shoes.

In general, the feet are susceptible to fungal infections that can cause itching and burning. Fungal infections under the fingernails can make walking, standing and wearing incredibly painful shoes. Infections of the feet and nails are often contagious and can spread on floors, carpets and even in the bathtub or shower.

Heels and your feet

High heels are known to cause knee pain, back pain as well as foot problems. Heels shorten the calf muscles and prolonged heel wear causes changes in the shape of the feet and may alter the normal function of the foot. Wearing high-heeled shoes causes an increase in pressure in the forefoot region. This results in a forefoot pain and the formation of corns. Wearing flat-heeled shoes helps to spread the pressure on the foot.

Pregnancy and pronation

Due to natural weight gain during pregnancy, the woman's center of gravity is changed. This causes a new support position and additional pressure on the knees and feet. Overpronation and edema are two of the most common foot problems in pregnant women. These problems can lead to heel, arch, or foot-ball pain.

Overpronation, also called flat feet, can create extreme stress or inflammation of the plantar fascia. This makes walking very painful and can increase tension on the feet, calves and / or back. Edema, also called swelling of the feet, usually occurs at the end of pregnancy.

Choosing the right shoe

Buy shoes in the afternoon because the feet tend to swell during the day.

The length of your shoe should match the inch spacing of the longer end at the end of the shoe.

Buy shoes with a closure (laces, buckle), with a wide heel base and no more than 13/4 inches tall.

The widest part of your foot should match the widest area of ​​the shoe.

Shoes with firm rubber soles and soft leather uppers are preferable.

Take seriously the health of the feet; if you have dry skin or brittle nails and want your feet to look better, consult a podiatrist to learn more about preventing and treating foot problems.

Footsteps for healthier feet

Wear tight fitting shoes.

Keep your feet cool and dry.

Avoid wearing the same shoes two days in a row.

Always wear shoes in public places, including hotel rooms and fitness centers, to avoid infection.

Use a disinfectant spray regularly to kill germs in your shoes.

Use only sterile pedicure instruments.

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