What is it? A pain that can be anywhere in your foot. A general ache is usual.
What causes it? overuse of a muscle group in your foot.
What is the Treatment? Wearing orthotics to allow better alignment of the foot and ensure that the muscle groups work evenly. Making sure that foot wear is a good fit and cushioned. The Precision Black Orthotic fits easily into most shoes and provides excellent control to the foot.
There are many types of foot pain. Some may be quite specific, such as heel pain or pain in the ball of the foot. At times however, the pain can be general aches or can get worse at night.
Heel pain, pain in the Ball of the Foot and Knee pain are covered seperately, but how should you treat general aches and pains?
The most common reason for foot pain is overuse of muscles in the foot. each group of muscle is dsigned to world and controkl your foot is a specific way. If your foot is putting too much pressure on one muscle group, it will get tired. This then causes foot pain.
Often this type of pain is on the top of the foot and around the big toe joint. There may be the a bunion present.
Foot pain also occurs along the bottom of the foot and this is because all the soft tissues (plantar fascia) can get overstretched, particulalry if your foot is overpronating ( rolling inwards).
Orthotics can help to suport the foot, preventing over pronation and supporting the plantar fascia. Suporting the mid joint of the foot is also extremely important and this is why the Precision Black works so well as the support goes further than many other readymade orthotics.
It is also good to look at the shoes you are wearing? Do they fit properly and do you have enough cushioning if yiu are on your feet alot? Leather soled shoes give no cushioning at all and the stiff soles interfere with proper foot function. Try composite soled shoes instead.
Likewise shoes that are more like a glove and have no support may feel good, but they are not going to help any of the main foot pain conditions.