Prevent / Reduce Foot Pain with Supportive Shoes & Arch Supports

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Many people experience foot pain, but you don’t have to suffer through it. Studies have shown that wearing a supportive shoe, combined with an arch support (foot arch supports) can help to prevent/reduce foot pain. Foot pain is caused by a variety of foot conditions, including plantar fasciitis, peripheral neuropathy, and many types of arch and heel pain.

Wearing an arch support is an easy step that you can take to improve your condition. The type of foot condition that you have and its severity will determine the type of treatment that is best for you.

For those who experience minor foot pain, you can get relief by simply wearing supportive shoes and using over-the-counter arch supports. For conditions that are more severe, these may require treatment with a more orthopaedically designed shoe & a custom arch support.

The way that your body weight is distributed when you walk will affect where you experience foot pain. The most common locations for foot pain are the heels, arches, and ankles.

Orthopaedically designed shoes are made to give you the support that you need and relieve your pain. Many types of orthopaedic shoes have additional support in the arch of the foot and also provide the mobility that you need in the ankle and support for heel striking. Note: nowadays shoes that are designed for Orthopaedic purposes can look just like regular shoes on the outside – it’s the supportive features inside that make the difference!

Foot pain is often caused by fallen arches, which is also known as Fallen arches is a condition in which the arches of the feet have collapsed.  As a result, the soles of the feet come into complete (or nearly complete) contact with the ground.

The arch does not properly absorb the body’s shock. This causes pain in the feet as well as the knees, lower back, and legs. Wearing foot arch supports can significantly relieve the painful effects of fallen arches.

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes pain in the heel and arch of the foot.  It is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the band of tissue that runs the length of the foot and connects the heel to the toes. Over time, that tissue can develop small tears and become inflamed.

Normally, the tissue can repair itself. However, repetitive strain on the plantar fascia can cause it to lose that ability to repair itself. The tears may stop healing, and the plantar fascia can become inflamed and degenerate.

Plantar fasciitis can be caused by repetitive motion or injury.  Even the shape of your foot (such as very high arches) can make you prone to developing plantar fasciitis.  If you have plantar fasciitis, you can prevent problems and relieve pain by wearing (foot) arch supports.  Arch supports help to give your feet the support that they need and reduce strain on the plantar fascia.

Certain medical conditions can cause foot problems, as well.  Diabetes is a common precursor to foot problems.  People who have diabetes can develop peripheral neuropathy, which can lead to serious foot problems.

Patients may develop numbness and tingling in their feet, and may not notice problems with their feet due to the loss of sensation.  If you are diabetic, it is very important that you care for your feet.

Try to stay active, and wear supportive shoes with custom arch supports to give your feet the support that they need.  This can help to prevent serious problems with your feet.

If you have foot pain, visit Foot Solutions UK.  We can help you to find supportive shoes and arch supports to help minimize your foot pain and keep you active.  Stop by Foot Solutions UK to learn more about how we can help you with your foot pain today.