Living a Life Without Pain

Living a Life Without PainAre you someone like me who suffers foot pain on a somewhat regular basis? Are you searching for answers as to how you can try to best eliminate it from bogging you down? The following are some suggestions of how to generally prevent foot pain.

First, pay attention to hygiene and pedicures. It is noted that a little attention to our feet can go a long way. Keeping feet moisturized with lotion can help to ward off infection and keep feet more comfortable. Keep your toenails clean and trimmed to avoid ingrown toenails.

Second, be alert to age-related changes. As we age, we tend to lose some cushioning on the bottom of our feet so wearing sturdier shoes or even orthodics. might be useful. Arthritic changes may also occur with age. Your toes may bend more or less, and perhaps toenails get thicker making you more prone to ingrown toenails.

Third, wear shoes that fit and match your activity. When buying new shoes, make sure they fit well and don’t squeeze your feet causing pain. Also, make sure you have shoes that match your particular activity. For instance, walking shoes have certain characteristics for walking and wouldn’t be good for running. So make sure you wear the appropriate shoes for each different activity you participate in. It is important to educate yourself on the different features shoes have.

Fourth, give your arches the support they deserve. There are three different kinds of arches, flat, high or normal so it is important to make sure your shoes fit your particular kind of arch in your foot. A flat foot needs the most support and oftentimes custom orthodics can do the trick.

Fifth, reconsider the stilettos and flip flops. Wearing high heels may look nice and fashionable but they aren’t necessarily good for your feet or smart choices. It is okay to wear them as along as it isn’t for a long time and you aren’t on your feet the whole time. Flip flops are also not great for your feet. Specialists claim that your feet will roll around more because there is little protection, support or stability. Once again, it is okay to wear them as long as you don’t plan on doing a lot of walking. You may even consider looking for flip flops that have some arch support.

Sixth, pick your barefoot moments. It is much easier to have an accident when you are barefoot by stepping on something or stubbing your toe. Going barefoot also makes your feet more vulnerable to picking up infection, so make sure you know where you are walking. By following these simply suggestions you can limit the amount of chronic foot pain that you may feel and live more comfortably.

If you are finding that these solutions might be helping somewhat but you are still wanting to speak to someone concerning pain management for the persistent foot pain, perhaps California Rehab is just the solution. Their goal is to educate individuals about pain, and also to provide comprehensive and advanced pain treatment. Dr. Stoney is board certified and has plenty of experience and credentials in the practice of pain management so consider giving the center a call today. You don’t have to live with the pain any longer! 

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