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Basic Causes of Foot Pain

Basic Causes of Foot Pain

Are your feet hurting? If they are, you need to know that it is a common problem for adults. Everyone’s feet hurt from time to time. However, if your feet hurt every day, or if the pain becomes worse over time, you need to think about why your feet are hurting so that you can get relief. Here is some information on the basic causes of foot pain.

Why Do My Feet Hurt?

The number one reason adults have foot pain is because they are wearing shoes that don’t fit properly. Women and men often wear shoes that are too small or that are too narrow. Women who wear high-heeled shoes on a daily basis can develop foot pain in their arches, toes, or in the balls of their feet. If you exercise, such as jogging, running, or even walking, you will experience pain from repeated motion if your shoes don’t fit. You can prevent a lot of foot pain by making sure you are wearing properly fitting shoes.

A secondary cause of foot pain is health conditions. Many people develop arthritis in their feet as they age because there are so many joints in your foot--over 30! Also, if you have diabetes, you can develop neuropathy in your feet, which may cause prickling, tingling, or numbness in your feet. If you are overweight, the heavier you are, the more pressure you are putting on your feet and toes, which can cause pain as well.

Luckily, a lot of foot pain can be resolved by wearing shoes that fit correctly and replacing them when they wear out. Reducing food intake if you are overweight and exercising can also help reduce your foot pain.

Foot General has many different products designed to help with all different types of foot pain, here's a good place to start.

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