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You may not have heard that men have fewer foot pains than women. This is because they do not usually wear high heels or tight, pointy shoes. Women see shoes as a fashion statement and so they often sacrifice comfort for beauty. But women can also blame biology for their sore feet. Getting pregnant and going through other hormonal changes can really make a difference in the way women’s feet look and feel.
At Foot & Ankle Associates, we understand the aches and pains that women go through. Read through this list of women’s foot pain conditions that we can successfully cure:
When you are pregnant, your body changes in lots of ways. Pay special attention to your feet during this time in your life. You have plenty to do and to plan for without also dealing with foot pain! Whether you have had children already or are pregnant for the first time, you have probably felt concern as you watched your legs and feet swell. You may even have needed to buy bigger shoes. New moms often get so busy that they ignore symptoms of pain and keep on wearing the shoes they wore before having baby. This results in painful and stressed out feet. Trying to clip nails over a big belly bump can be difficult. But, not trimming toenails properly can result in you getting ingrown toenails. Yikes! If you experience foot pain during pregnancy, please call us to help you before your baby arrives!
If you notice a bump on the side of your big toe, it could mean a bunion is forming. Bunions cause pain in the joints and make it difficult to walk around. You can sometimes blame genetics for your bunions; at other times bunions can form when feet have structural problems. Women feel bunion pain far often than men do because they like to wear fashionable narrow shoes. Thankfully, we can help you with bunions. To learn more, visit our page dedicated to identifying and treating bunions here!
When ladies wear high heels, boots, clogs, flip-flops, and other fashion shoes they typically aren’t getting proper arch support. This puts extra stress on the Achilles tendon, which can cause the throbbing pain of plantar fasciitis. This pain gets worse over time. Do not ignore the initial signs of pain! You may get used to the feeling of stressed and painful feet and think that this feeling is normal. It is not normal! If you do not take care of early foot pain, it will only get worse and harder to cure with non-invasive remedies! To learn more, visit our page dedicated to identifying warning signs of Achilles tendonitis here!
Women get hammertoes for lots of reasons. They can blame genetics, nerve disease or bad foot alignment, as well as other things. You probably do not think wide toed shoes look fashionable, and sometimes you cannot find them easily in the store. Please do not purchase and wear shoes with narrow toes! They can pinch your feet so that your toes begin to look square or get curled in. Hammertoes can cause your feet to hurt all the time, and the pain will only get worse. Thankfully, you can find good looking shoes that will not give you hammertoes right here at Foot & Ankle Specialist’s foot care store. Make an appointment to see us right away if you think you have hammertoes so we can take the pain away and get you back to feeling great!
Wearing shoes that do not fit well may result in the nerve in the ball of your foot getting inflamed. We call this condition Morton’s neuroma. Shoes with narrow toes can squeeze your feet and cause the nerves in your feet to get irritated. If you feel tingling, burning or pain in your toes, please call us right away so that we can help your pain go away and fit you with a pair of nice looking shoes that fit well!
Women who do a lot of walking can get foot problems if they wear shoes with no shock absorption. Hard floors and pavement can make things even worse. High heels, sandals, and fashionable flats do not provide enough protection for your feet. Wearing them regularly can result in you getting stress fractures. Because women experience reduced bone mass as they age, it puts them at greater risk. Losing estrogen during and after menopause can increase that risk even more. If you think you may have a stress fracture, take action quickly before things worsen. We are here to help you!
We can help you find solutions to any kind of foot pain you have, whether you are expecting a baby, working professionally, growing into your mature years, playing sports, or you just love to dance all night! We speak Spanish in the office, so we can help you if you need language support.