Many of us have known that dreaded feeling that leads us to utter " My feet are killing me" Sore feet and foot pain appear to be a modern malaise that is on the increase.
The range of possible foot conditions is huge, ingrown toenails, heel spurs, bunions, arthritis, hammer toes, to name but a few.
Neglect your feet at your peril ' alternatively look after them and you will be richly rewarded.
So what causes sore feet and how might we prevent these conditions.
The causes are varied and can include ill-fitting shoes, standing on your feet for excessive periods of time, also not attending to minor ailments thus allowing them to become more serious. Some sports enthusiasts cause damage to their feet by working out excessively and not taking sufficient rest.
Feet that have been consistently neglected or ignored can feel as though they have lost their `spring`. They can swell, blister, burn, or feel very tender. Again, ill-fitting shoes can cause many of these conditions and an examination of footwear is always a good starting point.
Whatever the causes, one thing is sure, you want relief and you want it now!
Sometimes daily sore feet can't be completely prevented due to job or lifestyle demands. However, by adopting a few simple commonsense measures you can greatly assist with comfort and foot health.
By choosing to wear really comfortable shoes with shock absorbing insoles you can reduce unnecessary pressure.
Ask yourself honestly, whether fashion should have a greater priority than good foot comfort and health in your life?
Try also massaging your feet and taking soothing herbal footbaths, made with yarrow, sage, thyme, or peppermint with a scoop of baking soda and Epsom salts added.
Pay particular attention to your foot hygiene, a daily routine of examining and caring for your feet will pay dividends in improved foot health.
Do see a specialist if your feet are chronically sore, and changing your shoe environment doesn't help alleviate some of the soreness. He or she may decide to check for misalignment problems, ingrown toenails, arthritis, bunion development and other possible causative factors.
Above all, research further and discover more on how to promote excellent foot health. Your feet are so important and there is so much more to learn about their care and attention.
We do take them for granted and actually really notice them when there is a problem ' make a point of learning more and treating better!
Found this useful? There is a great deal more free information available on a range of foot problems available at : http://www.sorefeetsolved.com
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