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5 Ways to Prevent Sore Feet

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It isn’t normal to have sore feet. While this is an issue that most people deal with on a daily basis, it is actually a development that is wholly preventable. With the right life habits, proper footwear and a long-term commitment to diligent self-care, you can enjoy continued foot health and comfort. Following are five ways to prevent sore feet.

Sore Feet

1. Be Vigilant

People tend to ignore developing foot problems until their feet become too painful for standing and walking. When problems arise, try to determine their source and fix them, rather than waiting until the pain spirals out of control. Massaging a sore tendon, relieving minor inflammation and addressing an ingrown nail are all efforts that are much easier than dealing with major infections or chronic foot conditions.

2. Keep Your Toenails Trimmed, Dry and Clean

Surprisingly, many of the most common foot issues start with the toenails. Fungal infections, poor trimming habits and other hygiene issues can lead to soft nails, infected nail beds and ingrown toenails among other things. Make sure that your shoes are properly ventilated and that you are wearing socks with natural wicking properties for drawing moisture away from the skin. Clip your toenails straight across, rather than attempting to shape them with your trimmers and use the proper pedicure tools to remove dead skin around and under the nail.

3. Choose the Proper Footwear

Few things are as important for the health of your feet as good shoes. There are a number of key features to look for when selecting footwear. Foremost among these is adequate arch support, which can prevent fallen arches and plantar fasciitis. According to Algeria Shoe Shop, shoppers should also look for shoes with ample ventilation so that the feet are not becoming and remaining excessively damp throughout the day.

4. Consider the Mid-Portion of the Foot

The ball of the foot and the heel tend to be where people experience the most discomfort. As a result, many shoppers are looking for shoes that cushion these areas, without giving much thought to the mid-portion of the foot. Shoes with soles that are excessively hard and unyielding, however, can create problems here that are first felt in the ball and heel. This makes it important for consumers to make sure that the soles of their shoes are sufficiently flexible for allowing for a good range of motion in this portion of the foot.

5. Moderate Your Weight

The prevalence of foot problems is increasing in direct relation to the obesity epidemic. Placing too much weight on the feet will invariably cause problems. Maintaining an active lifestyle and choosing healthy and all-natural foods are both great ways for preventing sore feet.

Taking good care of your feet is an easy way to improve your overall life quality. People tend to feel better and move better when their feet don’t hurt. More importantly, healthy feet make it possible for consumers to maintain optimal levels of confidence and active lifestyles.

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  1. Bharat says

    Hey Lizzie,

    You raised some valid points related to feet problems. Lot of people suffer from sore feet because of their overweight. So if you maintain good body weight then you are more likely to control sore feet problem.

  2. Camille says

    I love all five tips– they are all so simple and true. But I think #3 is the most important and crucial. I’m studying to be a podiatrist and it’s crazy that a lot of foot problems can be sooooooo easily prevented by just picking the right pair of shoes.

  3. Cindy says

    Thanks for this great post . I have suffered from Plantar Fasciitis for the past 4-5 years and was not a runner when it started – in fact, I am not sure exactly why it did start to be honest.

    I have been able to run, but I am only able to survive the following day when the PF kicks back in,
    if I ice my foot as soon as I stop running and make sure that I do plenty of calf stretches too.

    Without these, my heels are in real bad shape the next morning and I have to lay off the running
    for a few days (doing around 15k a week at the moment). Also, I do need to find some new shoes.I have Saucony kinvara and ı love it.I don’t have any troublewhile walking and running. I recommend it.

  4. Katie says

    This article is so informative and useful. These days, the number of people who get sore feet are growing very quickly. In reality, I am no exception. After reading the text, especially the third tip “choose the proper footwear”, I have found myself there. Because I also had a wrong selection of shoes, which resulted in my sore feet in the past. Hence, I recommend you guys should choose a nice pair of shoes because the wrong choice might be a latent danger to your feet. Remember that a good pair of shoes should have arch support and ample ventilation.

  5. JENNIFER says

    Awesome post. We will typically consider our feet type you’re confident you know. Different people have varied get issue like plantar fascitis, fat-free feet, High Arches.We need to be thoughtful before choosing walking shoes for plantar fasciitis because every shoes isn’t really good for all.Thanks For the post, its really important.

  6. Emily Natha says

    I have had cronic plantar fascitis for over 2 years. I’ve done physical therapy, injections, surgery, more PT, more injections all with no positive results. I’ve worn several types of boots during the day and at night. I’ve used various orthopedic inserts in my sneakers. I’ve been to 2 orthopedic surgeons, and 6 podiatrists. I don’t know what to do next. Is there any research going on that I could participate in? Do you have any other suggestions?

  7. Alisa says

    Thank you for this very informative post. I also have sore pain. So these 5 ways can help me to be more wealthy. In my opinion the best way is to choose good foot wear. Its the key I think.

  8. Andrea says

    first of all I thank you for sharing, but it is very suitable for disease leg pain. but I did try to exercise and do a number of ways that my legs still hurt. Data can wear for chronic disease is not? I tried selecting your shoes. it helped me ease your pain..

  9. Mary says

    Thank you for these great tips. Plantar fasciitis is a painful partner.

  10. ShoesCloudy says

    This is really helpful – thanks for taking the time to post this! I have tried a couple and it really made such a difference!

  11. Chau Nguyen says

    Hi, Lizze
    Good stuff! I really like your idea about wearing the proper footwear. I have flat feet and you can’t guess how choosing a good pair of shoes have helped me.
    I run a lot so I’m very interested in this topic, how can I protect my feet in the best way. Your 5 ways are very helpful and easy to put into practice. It would be perfect if you expand this article a little more with some home remedies to treat a sore feet .

  12. Alisa says

    Good post. I agree with it. The best advise is to choose right footwear. I try choose comfortable shoes and I feel better now. It helps me a lot. Also its always good to moderate your weight. Because you feel better and you can do more when feels good. And your beauty is more powerfull when you are in the right weight.

  13. Michael says

    Sore feet just means that you need to sit down and rest a bit. I don’t always think its about the comfort of the shoes, even though it is very important, but sometimes just taking a rest is the best treatment for sore feet issues.

  14. Sumit sharma says

    All 5 prevention tips are valid reasons for feet sore. Specially third one, we have to select our footwear carefully, they should be comfortable first.

  15. Adam says

    Keeping the healthy weight is really important. It will keep away from you many various feet related problems. Especially this is important if you also performing a significant amount of physical activity, such as running.

  16. John Lincoln says

    one reason for sore feet or a foot ache can be diabetes as well. Lots of people are unaware of this health issue and should get checked for Blood Sugar.

  17. Abby Parker
    Abby Parker says

    Quite so Lizzie, I may not be a sporty person, but I’m always on my heels and often experience sore feet. I agree with you that good footwear will prevent foot problems and injuries. Shoes with adequate arch support can prevent fallen arches and plantar fasciitis. As a shoe shopper, it made me realize that I should look not only for fancy designs, but also good support to prevent foot problems.

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