Common Causes of Foot Pain and Their Solutions
Recurring foot pain can make your daily activities a real burden. If you spend any amount of time on your feet, even a dull, nagging pain can interrupt your schedule and slow you down. Whether you’re on your feet taking care of your children or you’re running errands at work, even the easiest jobs can be made difficult when foot pain becomes involved. In this post, we’re going to look at a few common causes of foot pain and, more importantly, what we recommend to reduce discomfort.
Typically caused by poorly fit shoes or abnormalities of the foot, calluses are hardened areas of skin that form on the sole of the foot. Discomfort caused by calluses can be reduced by wearing properly fit shoes and socks to reduce pressure on the affected area.
Common in runners, Achilles tendinitis causes pain and swelling at and around the Achilles tendon. If you’re experiencing pain due to Achilles tendinitis, we recommend trying a shoe with a higher heel. Higher heels lift the rear of the foot and, as a result, reduce the amount of stress placed on the Achilles tendon.
Referred to as osteophytes, bone spurs are painful projections that form along the edges of bones. If you have bone spurs actively causing you pain, you can often reduce that pain by using over-the-counter pain relievers.
Arthritis actually refers to a wide spectrum of diseases, some of which cause inflammation affecting the foot and ankle. To reduce discomfort caused by arthritis, you may try wearing properly fit shoes with a padded tongue, proper vamp depth, steel shank and a total custom orthotic to reduce pressure points.
At Corey’s Bootery, we always recommend that you consult with a podiatrist or orthopedist if you are experiencing chronic foot pain. Once you receive your prescription, head on over to our Kalamazoo location and we’ll be happy to help you find a solution that puts you back on your feet!