To get some relief from aching foot it is basic to know exactly where it hurts.
Some common points of pain are on the heel area, arch and ball of the foot.
Heel pain – may be caused by plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of a muscle or band that connects the heel bone to the toes, many persons feel more pain in the morning with the first steps.
To get some relief it is recommended to rest the foot and the use of cushioned insoles, arch padding or extra cushioning in the middle of the foot may help to better support the foot.
Heel spur pain – are caused by abnormal growths on the heel area, some people report pain on the bottom of the heel when walking or just standing.
To get some relief use insoles with a spur shaped padding or cutout ( punched hole) on the cushioning padding of the heel.
Arch pain – also caused by plantar fasciitis, pain is felt on arch or heel or in both. Use cushioned insoles with soft arch padding or with extra cushioning at the middle of the foot.
Ball of the foot pain – many times is caused for wearing really tight shoes or by heavy activities like jumping or running.
Get some relief by wearing more comfortable shoes, use insoles with domed padding to relieve pressure at the ball of the foot.
Women some times report numbness, pain or burning sensation over the ball of the foot many times caused for wearing high heels. Get some relief by wearing insoles with a smaller dome pad located between the 3rd and 4th toes, since pumps do not have room for full length insoles try a sulcus or 3/4 of the full length.
If the pain is focused under the great toe on the ball of the foot, you may have Sesamoiditis. then insoles with a pad called dancer’s pad may help to relieve pressure.
Diabetic Foot Neuropathy or nerve damage is the worst pain at any point of the foot or the whole foot. the pain may felt like burning, stinging, like walking on broken glass all the time,it is very painful.
Also there are reports of numbness or loss of any feeling in the foot, persons with diabetic should check their feet daily to detect sores, ulcers, calluses and other foot problems that may go unnoticed and lead to serious infections or amputation. Professional help is recommended.
*Disclaimer – This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor, Legion Orthopedics LLP disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.