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Things You May Be Doing That Hurt Your Feet

 

 

When thinking about your physical well-being, how much thought do you put into the health of your feet? Your feet play an important in your daily activities but are often overlooked until problems arise. You may even be doing things that harm your feet without realizing it. Here are some of the more common things to watch out for. 

Buying the Wrong Shoes

Those sandals, flip-flops, heels, or boots might look great with your outfit, but they could be hurting your feet. A lot of shoes are not designed to properly support the biomechanics of your feet. As a result, wearing these styles can cause short- and long-term issues with your foot health. The wrong style of shoe adds excess stress to your feet and unnecessary strain to the tissues. 

Wearing Ill-Fitting Shoes

Shoes that are too small or too narrow force your feet into an unnaturally confined space that can cause significant damage. Ill-fitting footwear can lead to minor problems like blistering or toenail damage, but they can also cause more severe bone deformities like bunions, hammer toes, or cross-over toe. 

Smoking

Smoking is harmful to all areas of your body, including your feet. Cigarettes are loaded with harmful toxins that damage all of your internal and external systems. People who smoke are also at a greater risk of developing peripheral artery disease, Buerger’s disease, circulatory issues, and other vascular conditions that affect your foot health. 

Indulging in Spa Treatments

Many people enjoy a good pedicure. Immersing your tender feet into a basin filled with warm water while a professional tends to them is a great way to pamper yourself. But those public foot baths can also be breeding grounds for harmful bacteria. Infectious diseases are a common risk for spa-goers. Avoid going to the spa if you have any cuts or scrapes on your feet and ankles. 

Over-Exercising

Physical fitness is essential for your health, but too much activity can negatively impact your foot health. Over-exercising adds stress to your feet that can result in sprains, strains, fractures, plantar fasciitis, or repetitive injuries. When participating in your favourite sport, it is important to wear the right shoes and listen to your body to reduce your risk of pain and strain. 

 

At Foot Sensation!, we help our clients reduce their pain and improve their foot health with shoes that are the proper fit and fully supportive. Instead of reacting to damage, you should be proactive and care for your feet now. Contact us today in person or online to find out how we can help you find the right shoes for your feet.