If you thought that you were safe from foot problems by wearing flats instead of high heels, sorry think again! Unfortunately, flats are not always the better alternative to high heels.
Correct form will help prevent major problems, but the excess strain put on the feet and ankles can cause some of the following common foot problems.
Strengthening exercises, stretching, using the correct shoes, and changing your running foot strike can help reduce the risk of injury and pain. Read on for tips!
When you think about body parts that could potentially have health problems, you might think about your heart, brain, and gastrointestinal tract. Maybe it’s because your feet are so far away from your eyes, that you forget about them as an important part of daily life.
For whatever reason (genetics, metabolic disorders, kidney or thyroid problems, and even certain medications), your body is having trouble eliminating uric acid properly. The buildup is causing painful arthritic attacks on the joints in your feet, ankles, and even knees.
While pregnancy is a joyful time, it can also be an uncomfortable and even painful experience. Your pregnancy feet and ankles may experience some of the following changes.
Stress fractures can develop over time and symptoms can worsen as the stress fracture worsens. Inability to put full weight on the foot is also a key symptom of a stress fracture.
When children complain of foot pain, it’s usually not something you should ignore. The feet and ankles do not experience “growing pains” the way that other joints (like the knees) might.