Troubled by foot pain! Know how an ill fitting footwear can harm your feet



How an ill fitting footwear can harm your feet…

The most important yet the least cared for part of human body is Feet. While our feet carry our weight all throughout the day,but it’s our shoes that protect them. Shoes protect our feet from cuts, bug bites, extreme temperatures, and burns. Unfortunately, ill-fitting shoes can actually do more harm than good.

Here we talk about how an ill fitting footwear can harm our feet.

ill fitting shoe harms

  1. Ingrown Toe Nails

Most commonly observed when the skin on one or each side of a toenail grows over the nail. It is often painful and should cause infections.

Various types of foot pain and treatment

Treating Ingrown Nails:

  1. Turf toeturf toe

It is when you feel pain at the bottom of the large toe. Turf toe can also be a sort of sesamoiditis or a sesamoid fracture. A toe sprain may happen once stub your toe, or don’t we hate that! This causes damage to the tendons of the toe. In case of no fracture, the pain can go away in some days. Minor fractures only require rest, ice, and OTC pain relievers. Severe fractures may have surgery. One should attend a doctor to be sure of the steps forward.

  1. Corns and callusescorn and calluses

These are thick buildups of hardened skin on some extent of irritation or pressure on the foot or toe. They often appear as if horns. Calluses are more extensive areas of hardened skin buildup on the toes or feet. Often resulting due to irritation or pressure, poor-fitting footwear is the leading cause of developing corns and calluses.

Treating Corns and calluses:

  • Wear better-fitting shoes.
  • Soak the foot and use pumice to affect the new skin.
  1. A sesamoid fractureVarious types of foot pain and how to handle them

This kind of fracture may be a break within the small bones (sesamoids) embedded in tendons attached to the large toe. Pain in and around the great toe is the main symptom.

Treating a sesamoid fracture:

  • Rest, ice, and elevate your foot.
  • Wear stiff-soled shoes or footpads to alleviate pressure.
  • Take pain relievers.
  • Consult your doctor.
  1. Pain on the foot’s fringes

The fringes of your foot may have a commonly broken bone within the foot. Some symptoms are pain, swelling, and bruising along the outer foot edge. If you think that you’ll have broken a bone, see a doctor, and have an X-ray.

Treating foot fringes:

  • Take pain relievers.
  • Rest, ice, and elevate your foot.
  • Ask your doctor if surgery is essential.
  • A cast could also be necessary for some circumstances.
  1. Foot Pain, which is everywhere!foot pain

Neuropathy, or nerve damage within the feet, is most frequently caused by diabetes. The pain is often burning, stinging, or desire electricity. It can happen anywhere within the feet. Wearing ill fitting high heels for a long period can damage ankles too.

Inflammation of the tendons is called Tendinitis, attacking the bands attaching muscles to bones. Tendons line all the surfaces of the foot and may cause foot pain in many various locations.

Keeping your foot happy:

Not only these, mentioned above, an ill fitting shoe can cause many other foot pain problems too like hammer toes, bunions, athlete’s foot etc. The only way to keep your feet healthy and happy is to take care of those precious things and never ever wear ill fitting shoes.

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