While our feet do most of the work each day, we tend to give them the least attention and care. Usually, people do not pay attention to their feet until they start hurting, which is when they try to find a perfect solution at home or they simply visit their podiatrist.
If your feet suddenly start hurting, you should visit your podiatrist, especially if you are an athlete or you just lead an active life. You can check out the Sydney orthotics like Orthotic Solutions Podiatry, or take a look at other podiatry clinics that are a bit closer to you.
There are different types of orthotics that you might have to wear to relive pain in your feet
Pain in your heel
Heel pain usually means that you might have an underlying condition, such as plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation or irritation of the tough tissue that is connecting your heel bone to the toes. If your heels hurt the most in the morning, just when you get out of bed, then you probably suffer from plantar fasciitis.
Another source of foot pain is caused by heel spurs, which is an abnormal growth of the bone located at the bottom of your heel. You can get heel spurs if you are wearing wrong shoes or if you have an abnormal posture or walk. There is also the stone bruise, which is a deep bruise that is located on the fat pad of the ball of your feet or heel. It’s usually caused due to an injury or stepping on a hard object.
Ball of Foot Pain
This pain is usually felt in the ball of your feet, hence the name, and it is a combination of pain and inflammation. The usual cause of this are the ill-fitting fitted shoes, but you can also get it from a strenuous activity such as jumping or running.
There are other pains of the ball of your feet, such as Morton’s neuroma or Sesamoiditis, and they need to be treated as soon as possible. So, if you feel pain in your feet, consider visiting Orthotic Solutions Podiatry in Maroubra or contact your local reputable podiatry clinic instead.
The most common cause of pain in your arch is plantar fasciitis, but it is not the only cause. Plantar fasciitis will affect your arch and heel, and in some cases both, and treatment is necessary. However, feeling pain in your arch can also be caused by flat feet or fallen arches, which are caused when you do not have an arch to hold your feet, and your feet lay flat on the ground.
Not having the right balance and a bad arch can cause you a lot of pain
The most common cause of pain in your toes is gout, a form of arthritis that can be quite uncomfortable and painful. You could also suffer from bunions that are easily recognizable, together with hammertoes. There is another condition called the ‘claw toe’ which can cause a lot of pain as well.
Other than that you can also experience pain from an ingrown toenail, turf toe, a toe sprain or fracture, hallux rigidus, corns, and calluses, or a sesamoid fracture. In any case, you need to visit your podiatrist if the pain is persistent.
Trying out different remedies at home is not forbidden and sometimes it can really help you out, but if the pain does not disappear in a couple of days, or if it is making it unbearable for you to stand on your feet, then you need to visit the podiatrist as soon as possible. Do not try to avoid the inevitable, or you might cause even bigger problems.