Features August 2018 Issue

9 Ways to Ease Foot Pain

A doctor or podiatrist can help you choose the type of shoe insert that will work best for you. Good quality ones are available at pharmacies, shoe stores and online.

9 Ways to Ease Foot Pain

Painful feet can make even basic functioning difficult. You can do something about it.

Joints in the foot provide stability, support and movement. If they are compromised by arthritis, it helps to have something rigid between the bottom of the foot and the ground. Look for shoes with a firm, solid sole. They will help to bear some of the stress on feet. Hold the heel of a shoe in one hand and the toe in the other and squeeze. It shouldn’t bend. Some people with arthritis in the big toe get relief with shoes that have a rocker sole, which has a thicker than normal sole and rounded heel. They propel you with less stress on toes.

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