FOOT PAIN

FOOT PAINS 

 

Foot

foot-on-the-heel

This is part a part of your leg below the ankle joint, on which gives your body the ability to stands and move    to reach different areas and places. Your foot carries all your body weight. This is one of the most important part of our body that gives us proper support.It is  a  structure used for locomotion.  You are able to stand upright because of foot support.  Your foot  and  your ankle they consist of 26 bones and 33 joints. There are metatarsals, tarsals, tendons, phalanges, and ligaments.  The foot structure starts from the ankle, which looks like a junction where the foot gains all the support to be firm.

 

 

tarsals-bones

 

The forefoot has five toes that have fourteen bones that  called phalanges.  The joints between the phalange are called interphalangeal.  In the middle section, the are five bones that are called metatarsals and seven tarsals bones.

In your foot, they are also ligaments and tendons. Ligaments are the soft tissue that helps with the attachments of one bone to the other metartasalbone.  Tendons help to attach muscles to the bones. The Achilles’ tendon is the most important tendon that provides us with the most support while walking, jumping and running. Our foot has a nerve called tibial which is the main nerve in our foot. All these bones, muscles, and ligaments work together to provide you with the best comfortable support that your foot requires.  If one bone is in pain it easily affects other bones and ligaments. If  tendons  are unable to work properly to attach muscles to the bones, the muscles and the bones will be affected. And the pain will go along your entire foot.  This is why your entire foot ends up swollen, painful, and stiff.

 

If your feet are in pain what will really happen?

 


                        

Which types of diseases or sickness that attack our feet?

Did  you know?

They are many sickness and diseases that attack our feet and many of them are caused by uncomfortable footwear or shoes and also walking barefoot. This is not good.

Arthritis

arthritisThis is the inflammation of one or more joints. Inflamed joints can cause or develop pain, stiffness, redness and swelling of your foot. Your foot has 26 bones and more than 33 joints that work together through the ligaments and tendons that control and helps with the movement, support and the motion of your foot.

 

Arthritis on your foot can be caused by different things and uncomfortable shoesuncomfort-shoes are one of them. If your shoes are too tight , they press and force your foot bones  especially your metatarsals and phalanges bones, squeezing  them together. It makes it harder for your tendon bones and ligaments to easily move. Your foot will start getting stiff, and as time goes on your foot will begin to get swollen and followed by pains. Seventy-five percent of the world population has experienced the stiffness and pain in their foot because of  uncomfortable shoes.

 

 

 


  Bunions

bunions-1

Bunions is a deforming of the joint connecting to the big toe. It can also occur on small toe. This is mostly a genetic problem that is carried along in the families. Uncomfortable shoes may not be the direct cause but they have a big contribution. If you wear shoes that do not fit  well can make your foot to be  stiff and  swollen. Bunions mainly occur if your foot is under pressure, forcing your toes to be squeezed . This can cause your ligaments not to function well and lead your foot to be in pain.


Corns

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This is a thick and hard skin that develops on top of your toes or on the side of your due to the skin irritation. It occurs when your skin tries to protect itself against repeated hard friction and pressure. The force causes blisters and it can develop on any part or side of your foot that cornsis under pressure or friction for a very long time. Corns are normally caused by tight shoes and shoes with less comfort.

 

 


 Ingrown Nail

 

ingrown-nail

Ingrown nail is when your nail grew inside your skin. It is very painful and it can sometimes correlate with a toe infection. This can be caused by injuries, fungus, improper nail trimming and also pressure from shoes that do not fit well and give you a proper support. If you wear tight fit shoes it may cause the nail to curve into your skin if not paying attention. Once your nail start to grow inside your skin it causes an infection. Your toe will start to swell up.

If your toes are infected!

It is important to clean your nail set equipment before using them.Use a different nail cutter on the infected toe. Try to soak your foot in the warm salt water for ten to fifteen minutes and put few drops of an antibiotic oil and massage gently with the tips of your fingers.  This will help to relief the pain and the swelling. Wear shoes that are open to provide your toes with the freedom to be able to move freely.

 

 


Plantar fascia

 

plantar-fascia-1It is a thin tissue or ligaments on the bottom of your feet connecting the heel bone to the toes. When this ligament is stretched beyond measure it causes plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is a painful stabbing pain that you feel on the bottom of your foot close to the heel. It is caused by straining your ligaments that support your foot arch . It occurs more in people who spend long hours standing on their feet and if you are wearing shoes with poor arch support, it can be worse.  It can also cause the heel pain.Picking the right shoes for long hours can prevent plantar fasciitis.

 


 

Podoconiosis

podoconiosis-1Podoconiosis is a non-infectious type of elephantiasis also known as nonfilarial elephantiasis . This is a disease that can be caused by walking barefoot on infected soil, or wearing shoes that expose your feet to get contact with infected soil. The disease causes your foot to be swollen and puffy, leading your foot to become disfigurement and disability . This can cause your foot to have a mossy foot disease. The massive swelling of your foot  and your leg.  This is so painful, and can lead to the removal of your foot.

You can only prevent this to happen by wearing proper shoes that do not expose your foot to the infected soil. It is very important to do the right thing before is too late. People who are affected by this disease are mainly in rural areas and in the area whereby animals decompose just on the ground without proper care in a  with typical rainfall.  If a person steps on that area without shoes or without proper shoes that cover the entire foot, the is high possibility that your foot will be infected.

 


 

You definitely don’t  want any of this sickness or  diseases to happen to you , your family member or anyone in the community. Shoes are very important in our life’s as they protect us against all this illnesses , rough conditions and give us the most comfort and support we may desire.

They are many types of shoes that can provide the best support and comfort you desire at any given time whether you need running shoes, dress shoes , sports shoes, walking shoes , summer shoes or winter shoes. You will find them right here so that you protect yourself, and your  foot from danger.  Do not allow all this sickness or diseases to happen to you because you are unable to find five minutes from your time to order or  buy your lovely comfortable and supportive shoes. Our feet deserve the best protection for they are the carrier of our body , taking us to different places . They give your body the best comfort and support to be able to move freely from one place to another without any struggle. If your foot is hurt, where will you go? Life will become miserable , painful and hard.

It is best  to share what we see, hear, experience with others so that we won’t have the family or community going through this.

 


 

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12 thoughts on “FOOT PAIN

  1. Hey Sunewako,
    How I wish I could unsee the image of Podoconiosis. It is downright scary.

    The information that you shared in this post about foot pains and the different causes of foot pain is most helpful.

    Plantar fascia is one of the ailments that has been troubling for a while. It seems to get worse if I walk for a long time or even jog lightly.

    The pain you’ve described that one experience with ingrown toenail is the one that I am very familiar. I have to take extra care when trimming my toenails and have to keep it free from dirt and very clean.
    What is your advice about getting rid of ingrown nail?

    1. Hello Josh,

      Podoconiosis is really a scurry illness, I could not believe the first time I saw this. This is why it is very important to take care for our foot.

      As you said, using clean things while cleaning your foot will help, and wearing comfortable shoes will be good. Sandals will be the best for they give your toes freedom without any pressure or friction. Soaking your foot on warm salty water twice or three times a day can help. Make sure you dry it completely and apply antbiotic ointment. This will help to relief the swelling and pain.

      I hope this will help. if you need more information, please feel free to contact me.

      Thank you,

      Sunewako

      1. Hey Sunewako,
        Thanks for the tip for soaking your feet. I will surely try it out 🙂

        1. You are welcome. Let me know if you will need any help.

  2. Wow! I never knew there were so many illnesses, injuries, and conditions you could get from not taking care of your feet! This definitely makes me think twice about the shoes that I wear and how I take care of my feet. I thought that the only downside of wearing uncomfortable shoes was being uncomfortable!

    1. Hello mnjfball,

      This are some of the illness that attacks our foot because we do not pay much attention. I am grateful you were able to learn something from this.

      Thank you for dropping a comment.

      Sunewako.

  3. I have plantar fascia and ingrown toenails from working on my feet for the past 20 years. Neither is fun to deal with but the ingorwn toenail I can live. The plantar fasica is so painful at times. Thankfully, I caught it early and was able to reverse it by wearing a bulky boot to bed every night.

    1. It is very good to be aware of this illnesses and try to prevent them as soon as we can.

  4. Foot pain is chronic problem in the life of many people. You did a great job in highlighting some of the major issues.

    1. I agree with you, foot pain has become a big issue in people’s life.
      It is better to avoid these illnesses to happen to us.

  5. Hello here. All parts of our bodies are important. However when individuals have foot pain they are restricted to be less flexible and healthy.
    There are no fun when any of your mentioned conditions occur. I wonder about bunions. I see many ladies suffering from this condition. My girlfriend had operation because she could not wear right shoes and had constant pain. I wonder why it happens? She liked fashionable narrow shoes the whole her life.
    Maybe this habit caused her big toe deform and be the pain in the neck.
    We need to take care of our health till it is not to late. I hope that article will open eyes many visitors and they will decide to pick right shoes, not just for fashion but for health too.
    All the best, Nemira.

    1. Hello Nemira, 

      Yes, we really have to take care of our feet before it is too late. Probably, wearing shoes that do squeeze your foot and your toes can cause foot discomfort. It may be possible that when your girlfriend was wearing those shoes caused her to have that kind of a foot problem. 

      It is very important to know what type of foot you have, is it flat foot arch, normal foot arch or high foot arch. Be baware of that while purchasing any type of a shoe and you will be on the safe side. You can still like fashion and a the same time protect your feet against this foot problems. See sunewakoonline.com , shoes for all kind and  for all types of foot arch, this will help prevent against most of foot problem. 

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