Definition Alternative Names Causes of foot pain Information Question: What causes foot pain? Answer: Many things can cause foot pain . Wearing shoes that don't fit right is one of the most common reasons people (especially women) get foot problems such as calluses and bunions . With age, feet often grow wider. Also, being overweight can increase your chances of having foot problems or injuries. Go shopping for shoes in the afternoon when your feet are at their largest due to swelling . Heels on shoes shouldn't be higher than 1 inch. Shoes with a wide toe box can also lead to less problems to your feet. See also: Ankle pain Heel pain
People remember her as the queen of comedy. Lucille Ball lightened the hearts of millions with her charming humor and quirky style. Portraying the wife of Desi Arnez on the television show "I Love Lucy", she had physical comedy down to a science of seamless follies. Sometimes referred to as clumsy, Lucille Ball never showed any physical limitations impeding her ability to raise a smile, chuckle or laugh. That is why it is so hard to believe that she had rheumatoid arthritis, or so the rumor goes. Did Lucile Ball have rheumatoid arthritis or not? You be the judge.
According to some uncorroborated sources , Lucille Ball was stricken with an acute attack of "rheumatoid arthritis" at the age of 17 in 1928 while working as a Hattie Carnegie model. She reportedly was feeling ill and feverish with possibly pneumonia when severe, sudden leg pains began. During that day and age, medicine was not very far advanced. In fact, the test for rheumatoid factor would not be discovered for anoth...
Rheumatoid arthritis gets blamed for a lot of my aches and pains and although I know that it plays a huge part in this recent round of foot pain, I have decided to give RA a break from the constant blame and instead put the blame of my foot pain on my SHOES.
Last December, I received a pair of minimalist shoes for Christmas and began an experiment with the chronic pain in my feet. Basically the experiment was to get my feet out of supportive shoes as much as possible and build up some strength and muscle in my feet and ankles to see if it reduced the pain in my feet. I started off by wearing my Vibram Five Fingers when I worked out. Then I slowly transitioned to not wearing shoes at all when I worked out. When the weather warmed up in April, I began wearing my Vibram Five Fingers on my daily walks. Soon, I was walking half the walk in VFF and half of the walk barefoot. I LOVED It!!!
Since I am off work for several m...
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