Curing the Achy Feet
Curing the Achy Feet
Suffering from aching feet can really run you down. It makes everyday tasks feel harder and more exhausting. When your feet swell, it can also be harder to find a pair of shoes that fit you comfortably. This can make it harder to get out the door and deal with the simple tasks your daily life demands. Instead of moping around, it is important to call a foot doctor. Not only can a foot doctor diagnose your pain, but he or she can also prescribe different treatments to help deal with the pain. Metatarsalgia, an overuse injury, is very treatable once diagnosed. Here are some treatments a podiatrist may suggest:
- Rest your feet. After a long day, your feet can get tired and begin to hurt. Resting takes pressure of the feet and can provide relief.
- Buy the right shoes. Properly fitting footwear can also remove pressure from the foot which can reduce or cure swelling, inflammation and pain.
- Shed some extra weight. Extra body weight puts more pressure on the feet which can cause them to become aggravated, damaged and sore. Less weight reduces the effect.
- Get out and exercise. Exercise can strengthen muscles and help the foot become stronger overall. Stronger and healthier feet are less likely to suffer from metatarsalgia.
- Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs can be useful to quell the swell and give relief to those achy feet.
- Get some custom orthotics. A podiatrist can make these inserts for you in their office. They are custom made for your foot and can easily be put into a shoe. Not only do they support the foot, but they can reduce pain and swelling drastically.
Metatarsalgia pain can severely impact your everyday lifestyle. In order to prevent this pain from ruling your life, it is important to see a podiatrist. Not only can they diagnose your problem but they can help manage the pain too. Call Dr. Andrew H. Cohen, of Mid-Michigan Foot & Ankle Center, located in Saginaw and Bay City, Michigan. You can reach our office at 989-790-8009 or make an appointment online today. Metatarsalgia doesn’t have to keep you laid up.