Orthopedic shoes were designed to realign the spine to a normal position, and subsequently eliminate the person’s discomfort or pain. Such footwear is frequently recommended for individuals who have no arches. Shoes of this type are manufactured in such a way that part of the bed of the sole of the shoe, as well as the instep, are raised. They can be ordered by an orthopedic specialist and custom-made according to his or her directions, or purchased in stores. Have postural asymmetries evaluated by a professional applied kinesiologist-chiropractor. This way, spinal and extremity stuctural stressors can be eliminated. Taping of the foot, acupuncture, and when necessary, orthotics can also help.
There are many different sports and all of them have different effects on the body. Footwear is an essential piece of kit which can mean the difference between exercising safely or getting yourself an injury. Running is a high impact sport which needs the correctly designed shoe to keep you fighting fit and able to exercise safely. There are many shoes which are perfect for you to train in. You will need to use ones which are specifically made to compensate for not having a curved foot. When you look inside the shoes you should look out for inbuilt arches that are made of soft, but strong foam.
Use an ice pack and apply it onto the sore heel for 5-10 mins at a time, 3 to 4 times per day. The ice will reduce the Plantar Fasciitis inflammation in the heel area. To help reduce any chronic inflammation, you can try alternating between ice and heat. Place an ice pack on the heel for 5 minutes and then switch to a hot pack (or hot water foot bath) for another 5 minutes. Do this for about 20-30 minutes per day and you’ll notice some considerable heel pain relief.
Important causes of soreness in feet include high-impact exercises, fallen arches (flat feet), hammer toes (curling of toes into claw-shape) and use of shoes that don’t fit properly. Soreness can originate in any part of the foot such as forefoot, toes or hindfoot. Commonly used treatment methodology for soreness is the R.I.C.E (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation). Physiotherapy in the form of stretching is also used for the treatment of soreness. Inspection of feet on a regular basis is one of the preventive measures for soreness. One should wear proper fitting insoles/shoes and wash the feet regularly to prevent occurrence of such problems.
As a woman who is rarely on her feet, I was surprised when I began to experience foot pain especially when I went out to dinner or met clients. Because my shoes are often designer dress shoes, I found that my feet would cause me an unusual level of pain after several hours of being out on my feet. In an effort to resolve my foot pain, I began to do research in the underlying causes of foot pain and found that, even without apparent food disorders, my foot pain was quite normal when considering the type of shoe I was wearing and the shape and age of my feet.