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
Highlights Overview About 75% of people in the United States have foot pain at some time in their lives. Nearly all cases of foot pain can be attributed to one of the following:
Ill-fitting shoes High-impact exercise Certain medical conditions Foot pain generally starts in one of three places: the toes, the forefoot, or the hindfoot. Risk Factors Elderly people are at very high risk for foot problems. Women are at higher risk than men for severe foot pain, probably because of high-heeled shoes. Medical Conditions Causing Foot Pain
Arthritis Diabetes Obesity Pregnancy Medications Treatment Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil), may help ease pain and reduce inflammation. The acronym RICE stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation -- the four basic elements of initial treatment for an injured foot. In most cases, stress fractures heal by themselves if you avoid rigorous activities. Stretching the plantar fascia is the mainstay therapy for restoring s...
It is time those of us with multiple sclerosis salute the quiet, unassuming symptom known as "f oot drop ." While other higher profile subjects (CSSVI, spasticity & bladder function) steal the MS spotlight, the lowly foot drop awkwardly stumbles along like the shy girl at a middle school dance.
With foot drop, it is difficult to pick up your foot with each step. The foot actually "folds under" and you end up dragging it, scraping the top of your shoes. In fact, that's what makes it so easy to spot a "foot-dropper," as we are the only people to wear out a pair of shoes - ON TOP! From the looks of my shoes, one would assume I walk on my toes more than a ballerina!
Foot drop seems innocent enough, but is actually quite dangerous as it is the leading cause of falls with MS. A simple solution to correct your foot drop may be an AFO (Ankle-Foot Orthosis).
An AFO is a bracing device worn on your lower leg that helps pick-up those lazy, little piggies,...
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