Last month we had a chat with Debbie, Mental Health Nurse also known as BeHealthyWithDebs about all things feet! Talking Feet was live on Instagram TV but the replay is available to watch on our YouTube channel.
The Q&A started off by talking about Uufey and Debbie’s experience with foot pain during both college and in her job as a nurse. This led her to research about solutions such as types of physical therapy to help flat feet and meeting our founder Ify to help find shoes that may ease her pain.
We then discussed in further detail about the different types of foot pain some people can commonly experience, covering a number of foot conditions including bunions, flat feet and plantar fasciitis. In conversation we learnt about flat feet and the causes, before delving into Plantar Fasciitis, a condition where the plantar fascia in the foot becomes inflamed. It is commonly caused by wearing the wrong shoes that are ill-fitting or too narrow, with weight and exercise injuries being other major contributors to the condition. Other solutions for foot pain besides getting the right shoes were also covered, including the importance of fitness and exercise.
Exercise is key for short-term foot pain relief however it is advised to use specific tools that will help provide more sufficient support over time. We demonstrated the benefits of exercising with a spiky ball, and wearing a support sleeve over your heel to help relieve pain when wearing shoes.
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