Do you suffer from a painful foot condition like plantar fasciitis, bunions, tendonitis, or shin splints? Many of the foot conditions people have are caused by wearing improper footwear. If you’re prone to lower back pain, hip pain, sore legs, and fatigue, you may not be wearing the right foot support. To counteract the effects of your painful foot conditions, using the right products is essential. Here are helpful and inexpensive orthotic products.
Orthotic Inserts for Arch Support
Many of us buy shoes and boots for their look rather than for comfort. However, some shoe designs lack essential arch support. Converse shoes, flats, and flip-flops are all popular styles that may look nice, but that can cause a myriad of health issues by not giving your arch the support it needs while walking and standing. Using an orthotic insole provides almost instant relief. The best insoles are customizable to fit your exact shoe size and shape. Slipping these into your shoes will result in less leg cramping and reduced arch swelling and heel pain.
Compression Socks and Stockings
Do you have chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), varicose veins, post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS), or lymphedema? If so, you know how uncomfortable it is to stand or walk for any length of time. Gravity pulls blood down to the bottom of your legs and feet, causing major discomfort. Compression socks are a non-invasive solution to force blood circulation and prevent blood from pooling and swelling. Compression socks have graduated pressure points that start tight at the foot and loosen up by the top of the stocking. The pressure in your foot and ankle forces blood upwards back to the heart, thus relieving your legs.
Corrective and Protective Foot and Toe Products
Not all painful foot conditions are found in the arch and heel. Many people suffer from painful toe conditions that are sometimes caused by extended wear of ill-fitting shoes. Common toe conditions include:
- Claw toe
- Morton’s neuroma
Wearing high-heels or narrow shoes throws off your centre of gravity and forces your body to compensate for your exaggerated gait and unnatural posture, which can lead to the slow development of bunions, calluses, and foot deformities. Many of these toe conditions are treatable, but if you continue to wear ill-fitting shoes without treating your condition, you may soon require surgery. Correct your foot condition with our extensive line of foot protection products, such as toe guards, toe separators, and bunion guards.
Healthcare Solutions carries many products to help you take care of your foot health. Shop online today or come into one of our Edmonton locations.