Category: Foot Pain

Get the Bunion Pain Relief You Deserve

A bunion forms when your big toe pushes against the next toe, forcing the big toe’s joint to get bigger and stick out. The result is a bony bump formed on the joint at the base, which can be painful and cause red and sore skin over the bunion. They are most commonly found on the inside of your foot at the base of the big toe, but can also occur on the outside of the foot at the base of the little toe. These are referred to as a bunionette or tailor’s bunion. It's been suggested that wearing tight-fitting,narrow or high-heeled shoes might increase the risk of bunions, so it’s no surprise that the condition most commonly affects women....

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Jul 11, 2017

Heel Pain: Causes, Treatments, and How Insoles Can Help

The heel bone, or calcaneus, is the largest bone in your foot. And as the largest bone in your foot, your heel’s main responsibility is to support your entire body weight. With great power comes great responsibility, right? As you walk, run, and spend hours on your feet, your heel has to support your foot and absorb the impact when your foot hits the ground. This causes a lot of pressure and stress, especially during intense...

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Jun 11, 2017

How to Prevent Heel Spur Pain - Powerstep

Heel Spurs: How to Prevent Heel Spur Pain Before It Starts The last thing you want to feel when you get up in the morning is shooting pains in your heels. If you’re an avid runner or someone who is on their feet all day long, you’ve probably experienced some level of heel pain. Heel spurs, also known as calcaneal spurs, are shelf-shaped calcium build-ups on the heel bone that irritate the fatty tissues on the heel and cause pain. Heel spurs oftentimes a...

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Jun 11, 2017

5 Mistakes that Prevent Morton’s Neuroma Pain Relief

We’ve all had those moments where a stone mysteriously lodges itself in our shoes and we feel it as we walk or run. The discomfort and irritation slowly becomes painful enough that we stop what we’re doing, and take off our shoes to remove the stone. This is what Morton’s neuroma feels like, except you can’t just remove your shoe and take out a stone. Morton’s neuroma is a condition where one of the plantar digital ne...

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5 Mistakes People Make that Prevent Hammer Toe Correction

The next time you’re barefoot, take a look at your toes and make a note of what you see. For people who don’t suffer from hammer toe, their toes point forward and don’t come across as anything out of the ordinary. However, for those who do have hammer toe, the toes are bent or curled downward. This is caused by wearing tight, high heeled shoes, arthritis, toe injuries, and pressure from bunions. But unlike some foot conditions, hammer toe correction is easy if caught early and treated the right way. If ignored and left untreated, hammer toe can become more serious and require surgery to fix. To prevent a more seve...

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The Benefits of Plantar Fasciitis Night Socks

If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, you know that often the most painful time of day is stepping out of bed in the morning. Your plantar fascia tissue has contracted during the night, as many people sleep with their toes pointed and sometimes even curled, tightening the ligament overnight. There are a lot of options out there to help with PF pain, and one of those includes special socks for plantar fasciitis sufferers. A night sock is worn during sleep to help keep the plantar fascia stretched. Many podiatrists prescribe a&nb...

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Tips for Plantar Fasciitis Relief

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that affects countless Americans. Its causes aren’t fully known, but it can significantly impact quality of life for sufferers. Whether you’re an active runner experiencing heel pain or you stand or walk for extended periods of time for your job, we’ve got some strategies you can use for plantar fasciitis relief. Habits, Lifestyle Changes and Products There are a number of personal habits and lifestyle choices you can alter in order to help reduce your plantar fasciitis suffering. Any of these suggestions that you’re able to accomplish without expending too much eff...

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Feb 28, 2017

Natural Ways to Help Relieve Foot Pain

According to a report by The New York Times, approximately 75% of US citizens have experienced foot pain at one time or another.* So if you’re suffering from this, know that you’re certainly not alone. There are many causes of foot pain, from plantar fasciitis to bunions to hammertoes and more. Always see a doctor if experiencing severe foot pain. Just looking for mild to moderate foot pain relief? There are options. Here are some natural foot pain remedies when trying to avoid medication. Strengthen and relax your feet with exercises. Stronger foot muscles can help prevent pain, and certain motions...

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Feb 28, 2017

Shoe Inserts for Heel Pain: Is an Insole Enough?

If you suffer from heel pain, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the options available for you to try. Do you need to see a podiatrist? Will an over-the-counter insole work for you? Here’s a concise guide to what you need to know about shoe insoles for heel pain. Causes of Heel Pain There are many possible reasons you’ve developed pain in your heels. The Mayo Clinic lists some of these as common causes, among others: - Stress fractures- Heel spur- Achilles tendonitis- Plantar fa...

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Feb 27, 2017

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 ...

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