If you’re always suffering from aching feet, it’s time to do something about that. Simply being busy and active doesn’t mean that you have to put up with feet that are aching all the time. So if that’s what you’ve been telling yourself, it might be time to change those beliefs. Here are some of the things you can do to relieve soreness and prevent aching feet so you can stand up for a healthy lifestyle.
Stay on Top of Toenail Grooming
One of the most common causes of foot pain is due to toenails that are ingrowing. You’ll know how painful it can be if you’ve ever experienced it. And if you notice these problems developing, it’s best to see your doctor and have a specialist sort it out for you. These problems can be avoided by cutting your toenails regularly and ensuring you cut in a straight line across the top of the nails.
Try Not to Sit for Long Periods
Research shows that sitting (prolonged immobilization in an upright position) often leads to discomfort and edema in the feet. If you have to sit for long periods of time, you should try to stand up every hour to get some water or to stretch. Another thing you can do is move your legs while sitting, which can prevent edema formation and reduce foot swelling.
Try Not to Stand for Long Periods
Standing for long periods of time can also cause you pains and aching feet. Yes, standing is healthy and there’s nothing wrong with standing for a big part of the day. But standing for prolonged consecutive periods of time can potentially be damaging to your health, and you can experience musculoskeletal disorders. If you have to stand for a prolonged time, take a break, sit down, and put your feet up once in a while. It’ll make a difference.
Ensure Your Shoes Fit Properly
The fit of your shoes is another factor that might impact your feet and how much they might hurt during the day. If it’s been a while since you did so, have your feet properly measured and find out the best size for you. It might seem obvious, but you never know what a professional might say. Shoes that are slightly too tight might seem fine from day to day, but they can cause long-term issues. The shoes you wear must serve the environment and their functionality should address the demands of your activities. So make sure that your footwear attends to your lifestyle requirements.
Use Custom Orthotics
We all have feet that are entirely unique to us. If you want to make sure that you’re getting the support you need whenever you walk, it might be a good idea to explore custom orthotics. These are useful because they allow you to give your feet the support that’ll, hopefully, prevent the aches and pains you’ve been experiencing up to now. See a professional for further help.
Maintain a Healthy Weight
Another way to relieve and prevent aching feet is by recognizing the impact that your weight has on your musculoskeletal systems. If you’re overweight, you’ll have a greater weight placing pressure on your feet when you stand and walk. Studies show that the likelihood of experiencing foot pain increases as your weight and your age increases. So if you want to protect your feet better, you should try to maintain a healthy weight.
If you make the most of the important and impactful advice outlined above, it might not be long before you kiss foot pain goodbye and prevent aching feet. If you have any other lingering issues, be sure to consult a professional and have your problems taken care of. But no matter what you do, don’t simply put up with those aches and pains.
To a Fitter Healthier You,
The Fitness Wellness Mentor