Women Foot Problems

Women all over the world encounter problems with their feet on a regular basis. Being the fairer sex, it can’t really be helped that these things do arise in the course of daily living and such. So it is inherent of us to at least know about some of them, with the hopes of curing if not totally avoiding their happening in the first place.

Here we will try to discuss the most common problems with regards to women’s feet and also try to tackle several ways of rectifying the mistakes we are always wont to do, which eventually leads to having them. We don’t really have to suffer if we only know what to do.

Heel Pain

The biggest contributor to Plantar Fasciitis, more commonly called as heel pain, is the wearing of improper footwear. Improper meaning it is too big, too small, too high, too flat, or already damaged shoes amongst other things. The wearing of high heels in excess and without any break in between tops in ranking with the order of things for heel pain, so it is highly recommended that if you really can’t avoid wearing them, is that you bring extra shoes along to provide necessary relief to your tired feet. Rolling your feet on a bottle also gives comfort as well as stretching and icing your feet after a full day of being on them.

Bunions

Bunions are those protruding swellings on either side of your feet. More common among women are the Tailors bunion which grows on the pinky side of the foot. It is often exacerbated by the wearing of tight shoes that seemingly compresses the toes towards the middle of the shoes mainly because that is the same mechanic by which a bunion is actually formed. Bunions are hereditary so better watch out for it if it runs in your family. For bunions not to swell, it is important to minimize its contact with the shoe by the wearing of specially designed shoe inserts and the best shoes for bunions typically are sandals which have openings on the toe side of the foot and also soft and well-padded loafers to name a few.

Corns and Calluses

Calluses and corns are sort of thickened skin that is formed when there is continuous rubbing between your foot and the shoe, or whatever it is that your foot comes in contact with regularly. Corns often form in between the toes while calluses usually occur at the soles of the feet and also the sides. They are often treated by grating them into pumice stones or other abrasive substances to thin them, while the use of skin softeners and moisturizers aims to hinder their eventual formation. But all of these things will not do any good if proper footwear is lacking or totally inexistent as it is them which is the cause of the formation of corn and calluses in the first place. One must look for snug but not too tight fitting shoes and also of measuring the feet at least two times a year, as the feet have the habit of enlarging a bit, especially when there is weight gain present or the subject is pregnant or any other premeditating circumstances.