Foot Pain

Recognising Foot Pain

Foot pain may happen for a number of reasons: muscles, ligaments, joints even bones can be a source for foot pain. Foot pain is common in three different locations: the toes, forefoot and hind-foot.

The best way to understand why it occurs is to identify the source of the pain for example: pain in the hind-foot could indicate injuries associated with Ankle pain or Heel pain. Each location can help identify different causes as well as ways for treating and preventing further pain.

Better Braces has a wide range of products which can remediate foot pain from medical grade splints to socks to reduce calluses. Our products have price match and money back guarantees to ensure you get the best product at the best price.

If you are suffering from foot pain, we highly recommend you seek professional advice from health experts to ensure you identify the source and receive the correct treatments for your foot pain.

Common causes of Foot Pain

Most cases of foot pain will be a result of excessive exercise, incorrect footwear, or medical conditions which could affect the foot. It is common that such cases cause inflammation in specific parts of the foot – although inflammation is usually just one indicator of possible foot injury and discomfort.

Inflammation of the foot can affect surrounding, joints, bones, muscle or ligaments causing further pain and problems when not treated correctly. We can’t stress enough that knowing where the source of the pain comes from can aid in reducing risk of any injuries.

Better Braces recognises most common causes of foot pain and works to provide you with the highest quality foot braces and supports designed to target specific foot problems to help you manage your foot pain.

Common causes include:

Pain in the toes

  • Corns or calluses
  • Ingrown toe nails
  • Bunions or tailor’s bunions
  • Toe arthritis

Pain in the forefoot

  • Metatarsalgia
  • Neuroma
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Stress fractures

Pain in the hind-foot (heel and arch)

Helping your foot pain

Evidently foot pain can be a chronic condition that cannot simply be ignored. Some ways to treat foot pain are:

  • Wearing correct footwear or insoles (or as advised by your podiatrist)
  • Rest
  • Massaging can relieve stress and tightness in muscles and ligaments
  • Wearing braces or support
  • Ice/cryotherapy: applying ice to inflamed areas for 5-10  minutes, 2-3 times a day
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs (if prescribed by your doctor)

If you know what is causing your foot pain, you will find the right support at Better Braces and if you need some help with your specific pain, use our Brace Advisor

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