Foot problems are a very common ailment that stems from a wide array of causes and manifests in a variety of ways. Visit our resource library for a discussion on some of the more common foot conditions, and visit our blog for treatment advice and exercises to improve your foot conditions, like treatment advice for foot drop.
Thankfully a variety of medical companies have developed an equally wide array of foot orthotics for foot pain treatment and foot disorders such as foot drop And at BraceAbility, one can find these foot pain treatments at low prices.
One oft-cited area of foot pain is the heel. One cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, a condition characterized by a stabbing pain in the heel that is most common during the first steps of the day. One of the more common forms of treatment for such heel problems is the use of a night splint or arch supports.
A bone spur is another source of heel pain. A bone spur is a bone growth that can cause damage to other bones or tissues if it rubs up against them as well as pain. These often form on the foot in the heel area in response to pressure, stress or rubbing, in which case they are often referred to as a heel spur.
A common and simple bone spur foot treatment is to add heel orthotics to one’s shoe or to add padding or one might find wearing a compression sock designed for easing heel pain helpful. There are even braces designed for foot bone spur treatment.
A bunion is another common foot problem. A bunion, also known as hallux valgus, is a bony bump on the outside edge of one’s toe along the joint that is brought on by one’s big toe being pushed toward the one next to it.
Wearing shoes that are too narrow is a common cause of bunions, especially if the shoes are high-heels. Bunions can also result from the abnormal bone structure from birth or as a side effect of diabetes or arthritis.
Foot problems are a common side effect of diabetes. Many of these are related to the foot circulation problems, nerve damage or skin changes that stem from diabetes.
Compression socks designed for improving foot circulation can be helpful to this end. BraceAbility offers these in a number of styles and colors. Check out more on diabetic foot care.
And of course, trauma to the foot can result in a bone fracture or bone bruise. A bone bruise is technically a series of small cracks in the bones as a result of force being put on the foot.
While casting and possibly surgery are often needed to repair a fracture to a bone in the foot, bone bruise foot treatment often involves rest and ice. Recovery for both of these foot injuries may include the use of a walking boot or shoe to keep pressure off the injured bone.
For more extreme cases of many of the above and other foot conditions, foot pain orthotics may not be enough to ease pain and surgery may be needed. After the operation, one will likely need special post-operations shoes for foot problems.
BraceAbility offers several foot supports like braces for plantar fasciitis and shoes for heel problems.
Such orthotics for heel pain can also be helpful for treating pain related to plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, or diabetic foot problems such as ulcers.
Avoid further injury—preventing knee, hip, and back pain—due to leg length discrepancy when wearing a medical shoe with the Evenup Shoe Balancer. The Evenup is the easy way to “even up” leg length from your hip to the sole of your foot, making walking with a shoe safe and pain free.
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