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What to do for foot pain caused by overuse

Posted by Jim Leuty on

Many times general foot pain is caused by general overuse and as you are probably well aware, it is important that you are wearing the right footwear. This includes the proper inserts to give your feet the support they need. If foot pain is severe, it is best to visit a doctor or podiatrist. But there are many options to help you relieve those annoying foot aches and pains.

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Nonsurgical Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by Alex Stiehl on

Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis from a doctor typically comes in the form of using a heel insert, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories which can be useful for the swelling and pain. They may also recommend that you consider surgery which, along with the resulting follow-up, can be quite expensive. Before considering surgery, you should consider other treatment options for at least a while. If under a doctors care, they may even encourage you to try other treatments for up to 12 months. If you are an athlete or highly active, there are a few things you can consider doing to encourage the...

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Hammertoe and Foot Pain

Posted by James Leuty on

A hammertoe is when the foot is deformed along the second, third or the fourth toe. The deformity occurs when the toe becomes crooked and bent in the center joint which causes it to resemble a hammer in shape. Hammertoes are still flexible in the beginning stages.

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 Guide to Foot Pain: Part 2

Posted by James Leuty on

Continuing our Guide to Foot Pain (for Part 1, click here) While injury and general activity such as excessive walking or playing sports can cause foot pain, sometimes it can be linked to medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis or poor blood circulation. Whatever the cause, you may consider seeing your doctor for the following if you have any of the following foot conditions: Being unable to feel hot or cold sensations Changes in the nail or skin color Foot cannot be touched without tenderness or pain Foot starts to look misshapen or deformed Limping Pain area gets hot Pain...

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 Guide to Foot Pain: Part 1

Posted by James Leuty on

Foot pain is something that can happen in nearly any part of the foot ranging from the very back of your heel to the front of your toes, on the top or bottom of your feet or on either side. Sometimes this pain can be temporary and mild, while other times this pain is chronic and will persist throughout your life. Our feet are the most important key to our mobility, making it important that we do our best to keep them healthy and pain free. Even so, around 75 percent of Americans have experienced painful feet at some point...

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