It is important to have shoes that are correctly fitted. Poorly fitting shoes can exacerbate many common foot conditions. The feet are amazing, with 42 muscles, 33 joints and 50 ligaments and 26 bones. It’s important to protect them because they endure a lot of stress and force. We’ll look at the most common foot complaints:
The condition occurs when the second, third or four toes are bent or crossed at the joint. This condition is usually caused by poorly fitting shoes. If hammertoes are detected early, foot pads can help to reposition toes. However, if the condition is not treated the toes may become permanently positioned. You should have your feet properly measured and purchase the right footwear if you feel that your shoes are causing you pain or bending your toes. See a Podiatrist Evesham for advice. Visit www.propodiatry.co.uk/podiatry/podiatrist-evesham/ for more details.
Bunions can be caused by arthritis, congenital defects or an accident to the foot. Bunions may be caused by arthritis or congenital defects, or they can result from an injury to the foot. It can be uncomfortable to try and wear shoes. Shoes that are too small can also cause bunions. In the first instance, you should correct the shoe fitting. However, in severe cases surgery may be required.
An uncomfortable and painful condition that makes walking difficult. This occurs when the tissue between the ball of your foot and the heel gets inflamed. This is a chronic problem and you will find it difficult to rest enough to heal. It is more painful in the morning, when you first put your foot down on the floor, or after you have been sitting for some time.