There are 26 bones in each foot. When there’s foot pain, it’s often felt throughout the body. Here are some things you can do to reduce or eliminate discomfort:

It’s crucial to have your feet measured regularly, as shoe sizes can vary, and our feet change as we age. Don’t fall into the trap of buying the same shoe size year after year. This proactive step can help you stay ahead of any potential discomfort. Remember, shoe styles differ in length, and our feet can also change sizes, getting longer and sometimes wider as we age. The arch can also fall, necessitating arch support.

Purchase shoes and socks with adequate arch support or use orthotic inserts.

Pay attention to toes that begin to bend toward the middle toe. This can be a sign that a shoe is too tight or ill-fitting. Blisters and callouses also indicate poorly fitting shoes or excess pressure on a specific area of the foot.

One of the most empowering steps you can take for your foot health is to maintain a healthy weight. By doing so you can prevent excess pressure on your feet, reducing the likelihood of discomfort or pain.

Take a break and stretch your toes as far apart as possible.

Ankle rolls and standing periodically if you work at a desk will help keep your feet healthy. If you’ve been on your feet all day, go barefoot in the evening. To alleviate the pain, try rolling around a golf ball-sized ball with the bottom of your foot.

Eat plenty of fruit, fish, and nuts to reduce inflammation.

If foot cramps occur suddenly, they could be a sign of dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids, especially on hot or windy days or after exercising.

How to Get Help

Call today for your free consultation. Once Dr. Nance understands your concerns and the amount of pain you are experiencing, he will design a unique approach to help you become pain-free without surgery and without drugs.

Call 910-739-6000 today.