Can You Cure Foot Pain, Back Pain and Fatigue With Shoe Inserts?

I’m always on my feet it seems like. I have a job that is pretty demanding, walking and standing on my feet, eight hours a day. Some days I walk five to seven miles. I know, there are plenty of other jobs out there that are way more demanding than mine. However, doing a job like mine in dress shoes or any low-quality shoe can kill your feet. And this can lead to significant foot pain, back pain and worse. It can knock your quality of life down a few notches, and that’s precisely what it did to me.

With foot pain came back pain, exhaustion and me having to cancel my workout routine.

I mean, it wasn’t too long ago, I’d spend eight hours a day, working on my feet, before coming home and having to soak in the tub with Epsom salts. It was the only relief I could find. All of the pain and discomfort was rooted in the shoes I was wearing. They were nice looking, but not pleasant to walk around in all day.

Eventually, thinking I was going to have to quit my job (I did before going back.), I asked around and found out about some top of the line shoe inserts. I also bought new shoes.

With the new shoes, I felt 100 times better being on my feet. It was unreal. However, the shoe inserts made the most significant difference in my life. With top of the line shoe inserts, I could literally walk all day and have zero issues. I mean, after work, I felt zero pain and had no issues with my feet or back. Not only was there no pain, but no exhaustion either. After work, I still had plenty of energy and could go to the gym without any problem. It was amazing.

The best thing is that I can use the same inserts in all of my different shoes and enjoy the same benefits.

I never would have guessed that such a simple change could make so much of a difference in my life.

If you suffer from foot pain, back pain and your quality of life is suffering simply because of being on your feet, I highly suggest trying a pair of high-quality shoe inserts. They could change your life.

Additionally, regular exercise, weight-training and a healthy diet might help you, too. Being physically fit can make certain types of labor easier on your body. However, always check with your doctor before starting any new workout routine and diet.

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Why Are Some Shoes Uncomfortable To Wear?

When you think of what shoes to wear, chances are you’re thinking about what pair will match what outfit you’re wearing. You probably think through what activities you’ll be doing and the environment you’ll be in.

If you’re going to work, you’ll likely pick out a pair of nice, though casual dress shoes or heels. These shoes, while nicer, will still be comfortable enough to wear for a whole 8 hour workday.

When you workout or lounge around the house, you would wear tennis shoes and flip-flops, respectively.

Most people dread wearing formal dress shoes, because, they have the sole purpose of looking good. They aren’t designed to be worn for long periods of time, day after day.

Why do we associate flip-flops with ultimate comfort and high-heels for torture?

The most obvious reason is the way our feet are positioned when wearing them.

Our feet are designed to give us mobility and stability, both of which are compromised when we wear heels and tight-fitting dress shoes.

Even then, some people may struggle with wearing flat shoes, such as tennis shoes because of the shape of their feet’s arches. The correct arch of the foot allows for equal distribution of body pressure on the heel and the ball (the pad of the foot below the big toe) as well as provide stability. Some people have arches that are too flat (flat footed) or too pronounced. Both these foot arch issues can cause discomfort and long-term damage to the feet.

Flat-footedness is more common than having a high arch. People with a low arch have it through heredity or develop an additional health issue such as diabetes and obesity that can result in a lowered arch.

Those with a high arch often have a neurological disorder such as spinal bifida, cerebral-palsy, polio or muscular dystrophy. In some cases a high arch can be inherited.

Fortunately, there are shoes and orthotics out there that can ease the pain and discomfort while also gradually correcting the arch. There are also corrective surgery available if non-surgical options don’t work.

Common foot issues from ill-fitting shoes include:

· Metatarsalgia

· Pump bump

· Bunions

· Hammer toes

· Morton’s Neuroma

· Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

· Achilles tendonitis

· Calluses

· Ingrown toenails

· Gout

· Osteoarthritis

· Diabetic foot issues

· Heel spurs

· Foot drop

· Unstable feet and increased risk of ankle sprains

· Claw toes

· Pain when standing or walking

· Plantar fasciitis

· Back pain

· Shin splints

· Knee pain

· Stress fractures

· Heel and ball pain

· Foot and leg aches

· Loss of padding on ball and heel

Wearing uncomfortable shoes can worsen foot problems as they don’t correct the arch.

Some foot problems caused by uncomfortable shoes can have long-term impacts on other parts of the body and can limit one’s mobility which can lead to a decreased quality of life.

Whether you have a high or low arch, look for these types of shoes as these have been shown to provide comfort and effective arch and gait correction:

· Slip-ons

· Loafers

· Lace-up shoes

· Flexible, breathable mesh

· Have built-in removable insoles

· Adequate cushioning

Not all shoes are good for all feet. In fact, some shoes, like heels and those too small, aren’t good for any person’s feet. If you have a low or high arch, you may have to pay more for your specialty shoes. Specially designed shoes for those with arch issues are worth the investment. Finding the right shoe for your feet will improve your mobility and quality of life.

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