There are 26 bones, with many muscles, joints and thousands of nerve ending in each of our foot. Therefore, it is understandable that foot pain will influence both physical and mental state of the sufferer. Foot pain can be really annoying thing to have.
So, your feet should not experience any pain at all. Unfortunately, each year there are approximately 20% of population who are suffering from foot problem.
There are several important function for our feet such as to act as shock absorber, balancing the body on uneven surfaces, support our body and weight and propelling the leg when we are walking or running. Even though it is quite small, our feet have received a lot of burden and pressure every day, especially if the person is quite heavy.
Knowing how important our feet is to our well-being, it will be better if we can reduce the burden of our feet such as;
Wearing proper footwear
Using improper footwear will make your feet suffer and put unnecessary extra burden to your foot such as wearing footwear that are too small, too big or have unnatural design that force your feet to unnatural shape. Improper footwear probably the biggest reason that causing many foot pain around the country.
In one research conducted by American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, it is discovered that many women are wearing shoes that are smaller to their foot size, and it is natural that most of them are experiencing from annoying foot pain.
In most case most of those women are unintentionally bought smaller shoes. But, human foot has smaller size in the morning compare to the evening. Therefore, it will be better if people bought their shoes in the evening or pick shoes that are 1 size larger during the day.
Using foot support
Some people have high feet arches or flat feet. This condition can also hurt their feet easier. For these people using additional feet support could help them to solve their feet problem.
Proper stretching and exercise
Proper stretching and exercise can improve blood circulation in the feet and relieve the muscle stiffness.
Routine care for your feet
Just like doing foot exercise and stretching, massaging your feet regularly can help to improve blood circulation in the feet and relieve the muscle stiffness.