Women are usually more likely to experience foot problems than men.
This is often due to improper shoes, structural differences of the foot, and hormones that allow muscles in the feet to relax and expand.
This means women are more susceptible to ankle sprains, bunions, hammertoes, neuromas, plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendon pain.
What can women do to avoid foot pain? keep reading!
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Physical activity can help keep your feet healthy, but don’t rush into fitness. Start getting into workouts gradually to avoid injuries such as shin splints and heel pain. Avoid jogging and exercising on uneven surfaces, and use cross training to reduce the stress on your feet.
Toss out your old sneakers or athletic shoes. Ask your foot and ankle doctor for advice on the best types of sports footwear for your feet.
Try to avoid wearing high heels, but if you do wear them (most women do at one time or another), try to select heels that have a wide toe box and heels that are not higher than two inches.
Remember, wearing high heels that are too high without enough toe room can lead to lead to ankle sprains, bunions, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, ingrown toenails and neuromas (nerve pain).
If you are tired of having to deal with the embarrassment of toenail fungus, lasers are the state of the art treatment for toenail fungus and can restore the natural beauty of your feet. Laser treatments are quick, relatively pain free, affordable and effective.
If you are tired of having an aching or stabbing pain in your heel, new laser treatments are also available to treat plantar fasciitis and end heel pain. Laser treatments are an effective alternative to anti-inflammatory and pain medications.
Custom orthotics are designed from cast impressions of your feet and are then turned into inserts for your shoes. Orthotics provide extra support for foot arches, and be very helpful for people with foot deformities, athletes, pregnant moms and seniors who are experiencing greater changes in their feet.
There is no need to suffer with bunion pain with new no-scar bunion surgery, which doesn’t leave scar tissue on the inside of the foot or unsightly scars on the outside of the foot. The recovery time is much faster than traditionall bunion surgery.
If you have foot pain that is persistent and won’t go away, do not let it go untreated or it could very well get worse. Get your foot looked at today so that tomorrow is pain-free.
Please call 626-447-2184 (Arcadia) or 818-408-2800 (San Fernando) to speak make an appointment with Dr. Alireza Khosroabadi about your foot and/or ankle needs.