Gel pads, ice, could help at times
Other than that once in a while pedicure, women simply abuse their feet. It could be that foot care has less relevance on sexy. However, bunions and bone spurs do happen frequently. Research has indicate that most people have some type of foot injury by the age of forty. The most common foot surgeries done are on women. Avoid awful foot ailments by being kind to your feet.
Enemies of the feet
Genes have a major part in foot worries and concerns. In general women just have narrower heels and weaker joints then men. Adding into the mix is irregular menstrual cycles and low fat diets leading to decreased bone mass, placing women at risk for sprains and dislocated foot bones. Wider hips also create problems by being influenced from walking knock-kneed, that can throw off the body's alignment and stance leading to foot injuries not to mention back problems.
Heels of height
As most women are aware of stilettos can make our feet hurt like hell in a hand bag. One inch heels add to pressure on the feet by 22 percent. Two inches can add up to 57 percent and three inches equals a startling 76 percent. Toes become crammed into a tight area and long term results can bring about bunions and claw like hammer toes. Plus, shifting a lot weight onto the feet causes calf muscles to clench up and in the end result become tightened. Making it hard to walk normally even when wearing flat shoes. Platforms and wedges are a little easier but still give that unnatural incline.
Studies done recently have shown that wearing heels for a long time does in fact lead to joint degeneration and knee osteoporosis.
Make your feet happy
Try to avoid standing or walking around in heels higher than two inches or more for more than four hours straight. If you do wear heels for a night on the town, ice your feet when you arrive at home to avoid any swelling or pain.
Even in adulthood, your feet can still grow and spread. They are most swollen at the end of the day, so the afternoon is a great time for getting that new pair of shoes. Have your feet measure each year to make sure you always buy the correct size.
Orthopedic inserts that provide extra heel and arch support can be slipped into your flats. For heels, use gel pads.
Maintain a healthy weight. For each pound gain an additional three pounds of pressure is placed on the ankle region.
Keep your feet limber, massage your arches, roll your feet over a tennis ball for a few minutes each day, stretch your ankle and calf, simply extend your knee, place a towel around the ball of your foot and pull towards you.
With these few tips your feet and body can have a healthy and pain free holiday season.
Back pain can be effectively treated through chiropractic care, acupuncture and more. If you your feet are having problems see a podiatrist.