Foot Conditions


Do you suffer from any of these conditions below?

Plantar Fasciitis

Overview

Plantar fasciitis (fashee-EYE-tiss) is the most common cause of pain on the bottom of the heel. Approximately 2 million patients are treated for this condition every year.

Causes

Plantar fasciitis occurs when the strong band of tissue that supports the arch of your foot becomes irritated and inflamed. Plantar fasciitis is aggravated by tight muscles in your feet and calves

Stretching your calves and plantar fascia is the most effective way to relieve the pain that comes with this condition.

Treatment

CARE4MYFEET insoles help to relax the foot muscle relieving the pain.

CARE4MYFEET Massaging Insoles massage your feet, thereby relaxing the band of irritated connecting tissues between the heel and the base of your toes. This all-day massaging helps alleviate your pain.

Diabetes (Peripheral Neuropathy)

Overview

Diabetic neuropathy, a condition in which nerve function deteriorates in the body's extremities, leads to a gradual loss of feeling in the hands, arms, legs, and feet. Patients may experience numbness, pain (e.g., tingling, shooting pain, burning sensation), and weakness in the extremities.

Diabetics suffering from neuropathy can develop minor cuts, scrapes, blisters, or sores that they may not be aware of due to insensitivity in the feet. If these minor injuries are left untreated, complications may result and lead to ulceration and possibly even amputation. Neuropathy can also cause deformities such as bunions and hammer toes. It is very important for diabetics to take the necessary steps to protect their feet.

Treatments:

CARE4MYFEET Therapeutic Massaging Insoles improve circulation as the glycerin fluid pumps up and down along the arch of your foot. This all-day massaging action improves blood flow and circulation in the feet and lower body. The "pump" action creates and releases pressure on your feet as you walk. This push and release action flushes the blood pools that have accumulated on your feet and allows new oxygen rich blood to flow in.

HEEL SPURS

Overview

A heel spur is a calcium deposit on the underside of the heel bone. On an X-ray, a heel spur protrusion can extend forward by as much as a half-inch. Without visible X-ray evidence, the condition is sometimes known as "heel spur syndrome."

Causes

Heel spurs occur when calcium deposits build up on the underside of the heel bone, a process that usually occurs over a period of many months. Heel spurs are often caused by strains on foot muscles and ligaments, stretching of the plantar fascia, and repeated tearing of the membrane that covers the heel bone. Heel spurs are especially common among athletes whose activities include large amounts of running and jumping.

Treatment

Non-Surgical Treatments for Heel Spurs

The heel pain associated with heel spurs and plantar fasciitis may not respond well to rest. If you walk after a night's sleep, the pain may feel worse as the plantar fascia suddenly elongates, which stretches and pulls on the heel. The pain often decreases the more you walk. But you may feel a recurrence of pain after either prolonged rest or extensive walking.

If you have heel pain that persists for more than one month, consult a health care provider. He or she may recommend conservative treatments such as:

  • Stretching exercises

  • Shoe recommendations

  • Taping or strapping to rest stressed muscles and tendons

  • Shoe inserts or orthotic devices- CARE4MYFEET MASSAGING INSOLES)

CORNS and CALLUSES

What are calluses and corns?

Overview

Calluses and corns are areas of thick, hardened, dead skin. They form to protect the skin and structures under the skin from pressure, friction, and injury. They may appear grayish or yellowish, be less sensitive to the touch than surrounding skin, and feel bumpy. Calluses on the hands and feet of an active person are normal. Calluses and corns become a problem when they grow large enough to cause pain.

Calluses generally form on the hands or feet, although they may form wherever there is pressure on the skin, such as on the knees or elbows.

Calluses on the hands generally form at the base of the fingers. They usually are not painful and may be useful. For example, a carpenter might develop calluses that protect his or her hands from scrapes and cuts while working. A tennis player might develop calluses on the palm that protect his or her hand from the pressure and friction of handling a tennis racquet.

Calluses on the feet generally form on the ball of the foot, the heel, and the underside of the big toe. They often form where the foot and the beginning of the toe meet..

Corns generally are found where toes rub together. Corns have an inner core that can be soft or hard. A soft corn is found between toes (usually the fourth and fifth toes). A hard corn is often found over a bony part of a toe (usually the fifth toe).

Treatments:

Calluses and corns do not need treatment unless they cause pain. If they do cause pain, the treatment goal is to remove the pressure or friction that is causing the callus or corn, to give it time to heal. This is done by wearing footwear that fits properly and using doughnut-shaped pads or other protective padding to cushion the callus or corn.

Your doctor may use a small knife to pare (trim) the callus or corn. You may reduce the size of the callus or corn yourself by soaking your foot in warm water and then using a pumice stone to rub the dead skin away. Never cut the corn or callus yourself, especially if you have diabetes or other conditions that cause circulatory problems or numbness. In some cases, surgery may be done to remove the callus or corn or to change the bone structure beneath the callus or corn.

CARE4MYFEET Massaging Insoles redistribute the weight evenly across the foot, eliminating any friction or excessive pressure on the feet. The glycerin fluid cuts the friction forces and absorbs the shock. This alleviates the pain and allows the corns to heal.

MORTONS' NEUROMA

What is Morton's neuroma?
Morton's neuroma is a swollen or thickened nerve in the ball of your foot. When your toes are squeezed together too often and for too long, the nerve that runs between your toes can swell and get thicker.

what causes it?
This swelling of the thickened nerve can make it painful when you walk on that foot. High-heeled, tight, or narrow shoes can make pain worse. Sometimes, changing to shoes that give your toes more room can help.

What are the symptoms?
Morton's neuroma can cause a very painful burning or sharp pain in your foot that feels worse when you walk. It may feel like a small lump inside the ball of your foot. It is usually between the third and fourth toes, but it can also be between other toes.

Treatment

Avoid wearing tight, pointy, or high-heeled shoes. Choose well-fitted shoes with plenty of room for your toes. Rest your feet when you can. Reduce activities that put pressure on the toes, such as racquet sports or running. Try massaging your foot to relax the muscles around the nerve, by wearing CARE4MYFEET Therapeutic massaging insoles.

Bunions

What is a bunion?

A bunion is a bony bump on the joint at the base of the big toe. As the bump gets bigger, it causes the big toe to turn in toward the second toe. The tissues around the joint may be swollen and tender.

A bony bump at the base of the little toe is called a bunionette or tailor’s bunion. The little toe also bends inward, and the joint swells or enlarges

Causes

The way your foot is shaped puts too much pressure on your big toe joint. Because bunions can run in families, some experts believe that the inherited shape of the foot makes some people more likely to get them.

Your foot rolls inward too much when you walk. A moderate amount of inward roll, or pronation, is normal. But damage and injury can happen with too much pronation.

You have flat feet.

You often wear shoes that are too tight.

All of these may put pressure on the big toe joint. Over time, the constant pressure forces the big toe out of

Treatment

Consult your Doctor.

However some common sense ideas include taking medicine. It also helps to wear shoes that do not hurt your feet. For example, avoid high heels or narrow shoes. You can wear pads to cushion the bunion, and in some cases, you can use CARE4MYFEET Therapeutic insoles which help relieve pressure on the big toe which tends to turn inward.

None of this information given is intended to replace advice of your doctor. So we suggest you consult your health care provider about a specific condition

Deep Vein Thrombosis:

What is DVT?

A Deep vein Thrombosis is a blood clot that develops in a deep vein. Sometimes these clots can break and travel through the bloodstream and cause severe injury.

Possible Risk factors of DVT

Prolonged physical immobility, such as sitting for an extended period, e.g long travel in an aircraft, or car.People with certain medical conditions may also be at a higher risk of developing a DVT

Possible ways to reduce the risk of DVT

Regularly change leg position, and periodically move and stretch your legs and feet while seated.

If on a plane or space with restricted movement, and if conditions allow occasionally get up and walk around.

You can do Ankle circles, Foot pumps, knee lifts e.t.c to get better blood movement in the body, especially the lower extremities

Purchase a pair of CARE4MYFEET insoles which help improve blood circulation in the feet.


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