3 Common Foot Pain Causes to Be Aware Of

Causes of Foot Pain

Have you ever had to stand for hours and suffer foot pain? Many of us have. The cure, however, may be as simple as going shoe shopping; strictly for medicinal purposes only, of course.

Why Does Foot Pain Happen?

Foot pain can occur due to numerous reasons, but the three most common are:

1. Lifestyle Choices

Some choices we make in life can bring us great happiness, while others great pain. The same can be said for the footwear we choose. Did you buy those shoes because they simply looked cool? Well, that is a choice that might wind up being a very painful decision.

Foot comfort is very important and you should always ensure that you pick shoes that fit you properly. If you’re a woman, you know there are a plethora of footwear options out there like wedges, high heels, tight stilettos and oh, so much more!

It’s no secret that many styles of shoes hurt.  But, in the worst case scenario, your chic footwear choices can actually put your foot health in grave jeopardy. Wearing high heels? They place immense pressure on your toes and, as a result, you may experience severe pain in the balls of your feet while very possibly increasing your chances of getting bunions.

2. Common medical conditions

Certain general non-foot medical concerns are also closely associated with foot pain. For example, arthritis and diabetes cause of foot pain. If you are overweight, you will probably wind up suffering from foot and knee pain as well. It is common that pregnancy increases foot pain (for fairly obvious reasons) so you should take special care of your feet while walking around for two. 🙂

3. Foot conditions and deformities

It is critically important to be aware of and to get treatment for foot ailments and deformities like bunions, hammertoes, claw toes, mallet toes, and bone spurs. Many of these conditions cause corns, calluses, blisters, and bruises on the foot to name a few.

Walking, running, and exercising with such foot problems can be challenging. However, while these conditions cannot be overcome with footwear, the pain can often be mitigated, or reduced, with the right shoes.

How is Footwear for Foot Pain Different from Traditional Footwear? 

Good footwear supports your foot structure. Technically speaking, good footwear helps improve your gait biomechanics during heel contact, midstance, and propulsion.

Xelero Shoes, with its patented Swiss Internal Rocker System is one such brand. It’s engineered to give wearers the perfect balance and comfort.

Specialized footwear helps:

  • Reduce the pressure on your toes and pain points.
  • Unlike traditional footwear, these type shoes often include targeted shock-absorption, wide toe box, gel pads, etc.
  • Control plates at the base of the shoe to reduce flexion while walking or running.

When trying on these shoes, you should feel a sense of comfort and stability in the midsole, outside, and good cushioning. Thus, every time you plant your foot, your heel-to-toe transition should feel seamless and of course, painless.

Beyond the Gait

There are a number of shoe brands that not only provide foot structure support, but do so with specific foot conditions in mind.

We will be having more posts in the future about recommended shoes for specific ailments, such as bunions and plantar fasciitis. We’ll be introducing you to some shoe brands you have never heard of.

Please remember, it’s always the smart choice to wear comfortable and supportive shoes as a preventive measure against foot pain and problems.

After all, if you want to go places in life, you’ve got to protect your feet!

Why choose University Foot and Ankle Institute for your foot care? 

If you’re experiencing problems with your feet or ankles, we’re here to help. Our nationally recognized foot and ankle specialists offer the most advanced podiatric care and the highest success rates in the nation. We are leaders in the research and treatment of all foot and ankle conditions.

For more information or to schedule a consultation with a podiatrist, please call (877) 736-6001 or make an appointment online now.

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  1. Thank you for posting this blog. I wrote a post on my blog that talks about foot pain based on your blog.

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