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Fall Foot Care for Foot Pain Relief

Foot care can be relaxing and beneficial for foot pain reliefIn the fall you probably make sure that you take care of your dry skin with lotions and moisturizers or even a trip to the salon for a manicure or massage. Do you think about foot care in the fall? Most people do not, but long days on your feet, your shoes, genetics and more are typical things that can lead to foot pain. Proper foot care can keep common foot ailments from escalating to severe foot pain or to a point where surgery is the only solution.

What better time of year than now to start a consistent foot care regiment. There are many small things you can do every day to help ease your foot pain. Many of these foot care activities can help you avoid the need for surgery to correct the issue causing your foot pain. Additionally, many of these foot care solutions can be done at home or even on the couch while you snuggle up by a cozy fire on a cool fall evening.

Before we dive into the foot care solutions, we wanted to cover some of the most common foot ailments that could be causing your foot pain.

Common Foot Ailments

Many people experience foot pain after a long day on their feet. There are others that experience foot pain for some genetic reasons. And there are others that just haven’t prioritized foot care as part of their daily routine. There are many causes of general foot pain and there are several common foot aliments that you could be diagnosed with. Three of the most commonly diagnosed foot ailments are:

  • Bunions
    • Foot care to prevent bunions
      Bunions are one of the most commonly diagnosed foot ailments. Curious about what is a bunion? A bunion is a bony bump that forms at the joint of your big toe. Without proper foot care, bunions can lead to surgery being the only treatment. There are also beliefs that bunions are genetic. Our team covers causes of bunions, discusses the belief about genetics and several foot care solutions in a recent bunion blog.
  • Hammertoes & Mallet Toes
    • Hammertoe and mallet toe picture from Mayo Clinic
      Hammertoes & mallet toes are another common foot ailment that is commonly the result of poor foot care. Not sure if this is your foot aliment and wondering what is a hammertoe or mallet toe? According to the Mayo Clinic, hammertoe and mallet toe are foot deformities that occur due to an imbalance in the muscles, tendons or ligaments that hold the toe straight. It is important to have proper toe alignment to treat hammertoes and mallet toe and for easy at home foot care to relieve this pain.
  • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Foot care and plantar fasciitis foot pain relief
      Wondering what is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar Fasciitis is a condition characterized by pain in the heel and arch of the foot, the plantar fascia, the thick tissue that sits across the bottom of the foot and is responsible for connecting the bone of the heel to the toe. To learn more about what are symptoms of plantar fasciitis and how do you treat plantar fasciitis? Our team answers all of these questions, shares some foot care solutions and more in this recent blog post on plantar fasciitis.

Best Foot Care Treatments

Now that you know some of the most common foot ailments, we want to give you some of the best at home foot care remedies for the foot pain you may be experiencing.

  • Best Shoes for Foot Pain
    • There is no one size fits all shoe that works for every person. We often see that the shoes you wear could be the cause of your foot pain. Couple that with poor foot care and you could be looking at surgery as your only treatment.
    • There are many factors that go into selecting the best shoe for foot pain. The best shoe for foot pain may be a combination of shoe and orthotics. It may be a low-heeled shoe instead of those high heels and stilettos. It could be a shoe with a deeper toe box which gives your toes more room inside your shoe. We recommend consulting with a specialty shoe shop or your doctor for shoes tailored to your specific foot needs.
  • Foot Exercises & Physical Therapy
    • A physical therapist can show you a series of at home exercises to stretch the plantar fascia, Achilles tendon and to strengthen lower leg muscles. Some foot exercises might include activities such as picking up marbles or crumpling a towel with your toes. These foot exercises can help to stretch and strengthen your toe & foot muscles.
  • Night splints & alignment socks
    • Many physical therapists & doctors will recommend wearing a splint or socks that stretches your calf, the arch of your foot or toes for proper foot alignment. Often these can be worn overnight and helps position your toes while lengthening and stretching. My Happy Feet has a patented alignment socks that does just that while providing a comfortable daily foot care treatment for most common foot ailments.
Now that you know what might be causing your foot pain and the foot care solutions and exercises you can do to reduce or even eliminate your foot pain. Snuggle up by the fire with your Happy Feet socks for a great evening of relaxation and foot care that provides relief for those aching feet or give yourself 10-15 minutes to perform some of the foot care exercises we mentioned. Shop our full line of socks today or contact your doctor for help finding the right shoes for you.

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