Do you have pain in the arch of your foot or in your heel? There are many different causes of arch and heel pain, and it is vital to understand what the problem is in order to treat it effectively. Here, we discuss the leading causes of foot and arch pain, and how each can be treated, and we welcome you to visit us for more information and advice.
Here at Foot Solutions, we offer a professional fitting service and a comprehensive approach that considers your lifestyle, gait and any existing foot problems, and we know we’re getting it right when our recommendations result in pain free feet for our customers. We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy a full and active life, whatever their age, and we know that foot care is a vital part of this.
Common Heel And Arch Problems
1. Plantar Fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that is often experienced by runners. The plantar fascia is a band of thick tissue that connects the heel of your foot to the toes, and it can become inflamed or damaged, causing severe pain and restricting movement. This condition usually requires an initial period of rest, followed by specific exercises that are designed to rehabilitate the tissue and muscles. You may also find that ice treatment helps, and it can be useful to try an anti inflammatory diet to help resolve the problem.
2. Achilles Tendonitis. The Achilles tendon is located at the back of the ankle, and it attaches to the heel. If the tendon is injured, which commonly occurs when people do not warm up before exercising, this can cause extreme pain and inflammation. Wearing custom inserts can help to alleviate pain in this area, which can allow the tendon to heal, and there are also many ways to rehabilitate the area using specialist exercises.
3. Heel Spurs. A heel spur is characterised by a small protusion on the heel bone, which is the result of a calcium deposit forming. This condition may require surgery in extreme cases, although it may also be treated by wearing shoes and custom inserts that can accommodate the spurs without placing additional pressure on the feet.
These foot problems, and many others, can be prevented by maintaining a healthy weight, eating a balanced diet and taking regular exercise that does not place your body under extreme pressure. You should always warm up and cool down properly before and after exercise, and do not ignore any foot pain as it may worsen and cause serious or permanent damage.
Find The Cause Of Foot Pain And Treat It At Your Local Store
If you are experiencing pain in your feet, you will probably find that your current foot care routine and shoes are not the best option for you. Visit a specialist shoe store such as Foot Solutions and talk to us about finding the very best shoes, socks and custom arch supports for your feet. We know your feet will thank you!