If you suffer from foot pain that is caused by lack of arch support or ill-fitting shoes, there are options to alleviate it! Whether you have flat feet, high arches, or wide feet, there are special shoes available to reduce your discomfort. Since these issues can lead to more serious foot problems, such as calluses and hammertoes, it is important to take care of them early. Our Dallas, TX, foot specialist explains more below.
Pain in the arches and heel of your foot can be caused by ill-fitting shoes and lack of arch support. Some causes of this pain include:
These problems can all be prevented by wearing therapeutic shoes, orthotics, or shoes that accommodate your feet.
There are certain shoes designed for structural foot differences that lead to foot pain. If you have wide or extra narrow feet, search for brands that sell wider than average shoes or extra narrow shoes. Another option is a specialty shoe that adds extra support for your feet, such as Vionic® shoes.
If you have a structural issue, our podiatrist can also help you get custom orthotic inserts for your current shoes to relieve stress on your arches.
If you have foot pain that is severe or doesn’t seem to be caused by a structural issue, especially if it is accompanied by redness or swelling, contact our podiatrist as soon as possible. Foot pain can sometimes be serious and early treatment for more serious conditions is critical.
The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about hammertoe and other topics related to podiatry, feel free to contact Dallas Podiatry Works, with a convenient podiatry office in Dallas, TX, by calling 972.564.8556 or by clicking here.