Common Foot Problems - 9 Tips To Help Solve Problemed Feet

Do you suffer from painful feet problems? Here are 9 of the most common problems associated with feet pain. man with hands on akle

1. Flat Feet Problems – Flatfeet is a very common problem and is caused if the arch on the inside of your feet is flattened allowing your entire foot to touch the floor when you’re standing. Flat feed can be caused by a few different things, but is usually caused by the arches of the feet not fully developing during childhood. Flat feet can also be caused by injuries acquired by sports over the years or also the break down and stresses of old age.

Flat feet can often create problems in your knees and ankles because the problem can force your ankles to move inward and this completely throws off the important alignment of your legs. Luckily, for those of you who aren’t experiencing any pain, treatment isn’t necessary for anyone with flatfeet.

2. Bacteria and Fungal Feet Problems – One of the most common fungal foot problems is known as Athletes Foot which is caused if your feet spend a lot of time in dark, moist and humid places. (shoes) These conditions are a breeding ground for bacteria and fungus. Gross! Bacterial and Fungal problems can create itchy dry skin, redness, blisters and peeling. It is advised that if you think you have a Fungal or Bacterial feet condition to take care of it as soon as possible. The longer you wait to take care of the problem, the harder it will be to get rid of down the road. The best way to prevent these kind of conditions from occurring is to keep your feet clean and dry. Make sure to change your shoes, socks and stockings (if you wear them) regularly.

3. Dry Skin and Irritation – Dry skin can be very annoying at times and often causes your feet to itch and burn. The best way to deal with dry skin is use a mild soap and moisturizing lotion or your feet and legs every day. Having dry skin is a very common problem and isn’t anything you need to worry about or rush to the doctor for. Daily moisturizing will 9 times out of the 10, take care of the problem.

4. Calluses and Corns – These are commonly formed when the bony parts of your feet are constantly rubbed against your shoes. Its advised to see your doctor if you have Corns or Calluses. You can usually help prevent the forming of Calluses and Corns by wearing shoes that fit properly or purchasing pads that fit into your shoes and provide a cushion between your feet and the shoe.

5. Warts – Warts are skin growths that are caused by viruses and if left untreated can potentially spread. The easiest way to get rid of warts is to have them burned or frozen off. Now days you can get special band-aids or kits that allow you to do this safely at home by yourself without having to visit a doctor.

6.  Bunions – Bunions can be very painful and are caused when the joints in your big toe no longer fit together properly. This will usually cause the toe to become swollen and tender. Bunions tend to be hereditary within families and depending on the severity of the bunion, you might be able to help relieve the pain by simply buying shoes that have a wider instep around the toes, or wearing pads to help cushion the bunion.

7. Hammer toe – Hammertoe is caused when the tendons in your toe that control toe movements are shortened. Hammertoe can affect your balance and may require surgery if it is a severe case. People who suffer from Hammertoe can usually relieve some of the stress on their toe by wearing shoes with more room.

8. Ingrown toenails – This usually occurs if a piece of nail breaks into the skin surrounding the toe. This is why its important to keep up with your hygiene and trim your toenails on a regular basis. To help prevent ingrown toenails its best to cut the toenail straight across and level.

9. Spurs – Spurs are simply a calcium growth that develops on the bones of your feet. They are usually caused by the straining of muscle in your feet. Being overweight, standing for long periods of time or constantly wearing badly fitting shoes are common causes of Spurs. Typical treatment for Spurs is heel pads, foot supports or heel cups. In server cases surgery might be required.

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