Feet’s health: how to choose the right shoes

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Feet contain a quarter of all bones in the body. These absorb half of the body weight through each step and the respect for them is not found often. Sure, you can make occasional pedicure or you can rely on the couch at the end of the day, but experts say that every person must do much more to his feet than that.

A person walks about 1,000 miles per year. The feet are the second part of the body that works hard, the first being the heart. Feet are very important: when they become painful, many problems occur. Therefore deserves more attention.


1. Overview
2. 4 solutions to grievances feet
3. 4 myths about feet
4. Tips for buying shoes

4 solutions to grievances feet

1. Feet cramps – These strange spasms can cause appearance of blocking fingers or painful sensations in the sole.

What can you do: Drink plenty of water especially when doing physical activity (dehydration is the main cause) and try to make your feet stronger. People do not use the small muscles of the feet effectively, so that lactic acid accumulates in the muscles and spasms occur. In the sitting position (a chair) put a towel on the floor and rise it with each leg. Push the foot in its center. Continue alternating legs until your fingers get tired. Repeat daily.

2. Plantar fasciitis – A sharp pain in the heel caused by tissue’s inflammation that connects the heel bone and the toes.

What you can do: Use ibuprofen (if is not contraindicated by the doctor) and rest the foot for a week. When you start exercising, their intensity will increase gradually. Stretching can be useful. Move the ankle that hurts you over the opposite foot and then bend your toes backward with one hand and foot massage with your other hand. Do this for 30 seconds three or four times a day. If pain persists consult your doctor (it may recommend cortisone injections to reduce inflammation).

3. Plantar warts – These growths on the soles of the feet are caused by viral infections.

What you can do: Apply a treatment without prescribtion over them like a patch of salicylic acid. If not disappear in a few weeks, consult your doctor to recommend a stronger treatment.

4. Stress fracture – A small crack in one of the leg bones; this is found most often in athletes, in front of the leg, causing pain and swelling. Increasing the intensity or frequency of training can cause this problem.

What you can do: Cleaning up. Can be made gentle, low impact exercise – walking or swimming – are allowed if pain occurs. Otherwise, keep the leg to stand for several days. Most of the times, stress fracture heal on its own, but if the pain persists even after several weeks, consult your doctor. Then resume training gradually.

4 myths about feet

1. Flip-flops shoes are recommended for maintaining healthy feet. It would be an ideal alternative, but the traditional flip-flops have no support and cushioning walking in any way. Chances are your feet to be injured in a few hours away by them. In fact, wearing shoes of this type can lead to tendonitis, foot pain and ankle sprains.

2. Foot size and width does not change. Pregnancy, weight gain and even aging cause the stretching of feet ligaments, making them to be higher even with a number.

3. Some foot pain is normal – certainly, no! If discomfort occurs, this means that is time to replace your shoes, to rest or to change that practice exercise area (choose a good treadmill that is more indicated than concrete, for example).

4. To prevent athlete’s foot is recommended to wear slippers in the locker room. They help, but what causes the development and multiplication of virus in the legs is a moist environment (such as poorly ventilated shoes or sweaty feet), after exposure to virus. Immediately after exercise, change your shoes with casual dry shoes.

Tips for buying shoes

Before you buy any shoes you should be aware of the answers to these questions:

- Where will you use these shoes? Depending on the type of work they perform, different ways necestia foot support and cushioning.
- Is it necessarily an additional damping or control during movement? This depends heavily on the number you wear in shoes, but also on sole-shaped and hollow. Make Bathmat test to know this: look after you put your wet feet on a dry surface when out of the shower. Do you notice the heel and that there is only a short follow up or missing fingers? Means that the hollow base is enhanced and you need shoes for shock absorption in addition. If wet, the leave base is similar to a kidney, the recess of the base is quite small, so you must look for shoes that will provide larger stability when exercising.
- What number do I wear in shoes? Usually, to sport shoes you can wear a larger number than in other types of shoes. To buy the ideal sport shoes, try them with socks.

How are you feel?

Experts recommend trying at least four pairs of shoes, to walk inside the store to make sure that the heel does not slip and that the shoes will not rub leg. Also, shoes should be replaced from time to time.



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