1. Insist on Comfort
Sure, you want your shoes to look great.
But they also need to fit you just right.
You’ll feel better in them and your feet will be happier.
The best time to shop for shoes is when you have been on your feet a while since they will naturally swell and expand as the day goes on, so therefore the shoe fit will be more accurate to your daily foot shape.
When you’re shoe shopping and fall for a gorgeous but painful pair, walk away, no matter how much you like the style. Don’t count on them “breaking in.”
2. There’s a Shoe for That, So Wear It
There’s footwear is designed for your specific activity, no matter what it is: brisk walking, jogging, hiking, treadmill, or cross-training.
Treat your feet to a shoe made just for that activity.
Good running shoes, for example, can help prevent heel pain, stress fractures, and other foot problems that runners sometimes get.
Replace your sports shoes when they start to wear down.
3. Get the Right Insert
Most shoes come with a standard footbed that provides minimal support.
However, you can opt for extra arch support and comfort by exchanging the original plain footbed for a custom designed orthotic insert to aid in you
4. Use Ice
As you already know, the feet tend to overheat and swell after each run.
One thing you can do to reduce the swelling is put cold therapy to your advantage.
Therefore, make sure to immerse your feet—as long as you don’t have vascular troubles—in a bucket with water and ice for at least 15-minute after a hard run.
If you can’t tolerate the cold, then run cold water from a hose over your feet.
Massaging your feet will not only provide with an instant relief but also help you prevent much of the trouble for the long term.
If you can afford to work with a specialist or have a loving partner who is offering to rub your feet regularly, no-strings-attached, that will be awesome.
But most of us can’t afford to work with a professional or have someone willing to massage our feet for free.
But there is a solution. Do a bit of self-massage with a tennis ball.
A tennis or a racquetball are some of the best self-massage tools you can use to stretch out those muscles and release any built-up tension and discomfort in your feet, especially in the soles.
6. Kick the High Heel Habit
High heels put you on the fast track to pain, bunions, corns, and other problems.
If you love heels, try a shorter one. A 2-inch heel is better than a 4-inch heel.
Don’t wear them every day, and don’t wear them when you will be on your feet for a long time.
Choose chunky heels instead of skinny ones if you have flat feet.
7. Ease the Stress
“Extra weight can lead to muscle fatigue as well as heel, arch, and muscle pain,” Reid says.
Extra pounds can change your foot structure.
You can develop spurs — bumps that grow on your foot bones, which can be painful. And they can make your feet and ankles swell.
8. Slip on a Shoe
Don’t go barefoot.
It puts a strain on your foot and can lead to plantar warts and athlete’s foot.
“If you’re walking in bare feet, you’re exposed to the elements. You can cut the skin on your feet,” Reid says.
9. Don’t Cut Corners
Do you know the best way to trim your toenails?
Cut them straight across.
If you clip them in the corners, that will lead to an ingrown nail, which becomes extremely painful over time.
Like any other part of your body, see your doctor if you have pain or notice anything unusual. With that kind of care, your feet will flourish.
10. Listen to your body
If you experience foot and ankle pain during a sport, stop the activity or modify the activity until the pain subsides.
Also, if you have been injured, you should go through a period of rehabilitation and training before returning to the sport to prevent recurrent injuries.
view original source at https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/discomfort-15/common-pain/help-aching-feet
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The Running Shoe World
Unfortunately, we have a hunch that you just spent a lot of money on an expensive pair of high-end running shoes expecting them to solve your problem and end your pain.
We’re not surprised to hear they didn’t, but you might be scratching your head as to why.
Watch this informational DTFootwear video explaining the primary differences between conventional athletic footwear and therapeutic athletic footwear. We think you’ll find your answer.
Now let’s talk in more detail about the ten reasons that make orthopedic/therapeutic footwear the better choice for the health of your foot:
- Orthopedic/Therapeutic shoes have the strongest mid-support in the shoe business, preventing bilateral movement, and a midsection depth that gives you support. Plus, the maximum room available in the footwear world.
- They also have the most solid heel counter in the business, working to prevent the bi-lateral movement of your foot.
- In an orthopedic/therapeutic shoe, you’ll also find a taller/fuller toe box creating more space and wiggle room for your toes.
4) Extended bottoms give you the fullest width and support, more than any other shoe company out there.
5) They’re a lightweight shoe causing less wear and tear on your feet, without skimping on support.
6) Removable Arch support, or customized insert, create a more advanced support system for your foot.
The next time you buy a pair of shoes, makes sure they have a removable foot bed. With a removable foot bed, you’ll be able to use your custom made inserts, which offer far more support and comfort than a standard factory foot bed.
Approximately eighty-five percent of athletic shoes have zero support in the factory-made inserts.
It’s beneficial to your foot to use an insert explicitly molded for your foot, but you can not stack a custom insert on top of a factory-made foot bed.
Ensure the shoe’s foot bed is removable before making a purchase. For more information about our triple-layered, heat molded, custom inserts, and how to get THREE pairs for FREE, visit www.dtfoowear.com.
7) Women’s styles have a 3 to 1 combination for better fit and support for your heel.
8) A fuller forefront in the construction of the footwear creates a more comfortable, supportive fit.
9) The deeper heel counters promote better balance and support of the heel.
10) Leather lining creates more flexibility and breathability for the foot.
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Ron Heinlein | President/Founder | Cell # 909-215-1622 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Been in the footwear business for over 50 years and been trained by the best in the Therapeutic/Orthopedic world.
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