Common foot ailments

Common foot ailments

The ailments below are some of the most commonly experienced foot conditions. Powerstep® orthotics can help alleviate and even prevent some of these issues from developing.

Pronation

Excessive pronation does not allow the foot to supinate and stabilize its movement, creating many foot problems including:

Plantar fasciitis/heel pain
Bunions and tailor bunions
Hammertoes
Calluses
Neuroma’s
Haglund’s deformity (pump bump)
Ankle and knee pain

Plantar Fasciitis

The most common foot problem

Overstretching of the fibrous plantar aponeurosis
Creates edema (swelling) and pain

Bunion

Partial dislocation of 1st metatarsal/phalangeal (big toe) joint
Produced by jamming and buckling of joint
Tailor bunion is same condition adjacent to 5th toe

Hammertoes

Imbalance in toe muscles
Toes deform and lose flexibility
May eventually lose ability to straighten

Haglund’s Deformity

Commonly known as pump bump
Caused by improper footwear, biomechanical imbalances or trauma

Calluses

Uneven distribution of weight on the ball of the foot
May cause ulcerations in diabetics due to neuropathy

Morton’s Neuroma

Irritated enlarged plantar nerves
Often occur from excessive pronation
A very painful condition

How Powerstep can help

By stabilizing and balancing the foot and reducing pronation, prefabricated orthotics offer:

Immediate and affordable relief from heel and arch pain and other foot conditions
A delay in the progression of, or help in preventing, many of these foot problems

 

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