Decrease Your Chance Of Developing Painful Foot Problems

22 April 2017
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If you are at a higher risk for developing a foot condition then you want to do what you can to decrease the odds of you ending up with one of them. The first step to this is knowing what risk factors you have and then doing all that you can to change those things. This article will give you some information on common risk factors for foot conditions and offer you some tips on making healthy changes to fix the situation.

Excessive weight can lead to foot problems

Carrying around more weight than you should, can lead to a variety of foot problems. Some of these problems include plantar fasciitis, corns, bunions and even stress fractures. The more weight you have that is beyond your healthy BMI, the more at risk you will be of having these foot conditions coming up. If you have extra weight to lose then you should start eating healthy foods in the right amounts and start adding exercise into your daily routine. Always check with your doctor before starting a workout program and let them know which exercises you will be doing so they can approve them before you start.

Wearing the wrong shoes

Wearing the wrong shoes for the task you are taking on can lead to everything from blisters to plantar fasciitis and stress fractures. Your shoes should always have good arch support. If you find that you have a hard time finding shoes that offer you this, then you may have very high arches and adding an insole into your shoes can help you to achieve this. Your shoes also need to fit you correctly and should offer you ankle support so you are also at a decreased risk of sprained ankles.

Jogging on the wrong type of ground

If you jog then you need to be extremely careful so you don't injure yourself. Along with suffering from plantar fasciitis and other common foot problems, you can also develop shin splints. Jogging on pavement and concrete puts a whole lot of stress on your feet, but it also puts unnecessary stress on other parts of your body including your shins, your knees, your hips and your back. When you jog or run you want to go to a dirt track where you are provided with a softer ground that is going to give you some extra padding where much of that stress is going to be absorbed so your body doesn't end up taking it all on.

To learn more, contact a company like Allied Ankle & Foot Care Centers PC