How To Relieve Sore Feet

Do you often experience sore feet? We’ve been there and know how painful it can be, so what can you do to help combat this pain and what are common causes for sore feet?

These are just some of the frequently asked questions about foot pain and we’re here to help. Read on to learn more on the causes and how to relieve sore feet…

Causes of Sore Feet

There is a lot of foot problems or injuries that cause sore feet such as plantar fasciitis, arthritis, achilles tendonitis, broken feet, bunions and many other foot problems. We have covered some of the mentioned foot problems in previous posts but we will go into small detail about each just to remind you:

  • Plantar Fasciitis – Inflammation of the ligament that connects the heel to the bone called the plantar fascia.
  • Arthritis – Swelling and tenderness of one or more joints (can occur other places besides your feet).
  • Achilles Tendonitis – When the tendon that attaches the calf muscle to the heel bone called the Achilles tendon is damages due to injuries.
  • Bunions – A bony projection on the joint at the base of the big toe. It grows gradually and your toe turn inwards over time.

How To Relieve Sore Feet

So now we have learnt more about how foot pain can be caused, let’s look at solutions. We will first go over general tips and then cover solutions that work best for the mentioned foot problems above for those who might need specific treatments.

General Tips for Foot Pain

Now let’s get into solutions aimed at previously mentioned foot problems:

  • Plantar Fasciitis – Physical therapy to strengthen lower leg muscles, taking anti-inflammatory medicine such as ibuprofen and in severe cases where you experience too much pain surgery may be an option too.
  • Arthritis – Ibuprofen and general painkillers to ease pain and inflammation, Changes of diet to be more balanced and healthier, physical therapy and in severe cases there are many surgeries to help combat this.
  • Achilles Tendonitis – Ibuprofen, stretching exercises, changes of diet to include less sugary foods and more foods like fruit and nuts, general rest and avoiding too much physical activity.
  • Bunions – Ibuprofen, using bunion pads along with comfortable shoes and apply ice to affected area to help with inflammation.

Ways to avoid foot pain

We all know the old adage: “prevention is better than a cure”, so what are some measures you can take to make sure foot pain is a thing of the past?
Here are a few tips:

  • Do stretches before exercises
  • Wear the right shoe size
  • Treat all underlying health conditions
  • Good sleep hygiene (7-9 hours a night)
  • Nutrient dense diet
  • Avoid high heels if you have experienced foot problems

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How To Measure The Width Of Your Feet

Why You Should Measure Your Feet

Picture the scenario: you normally wear a size 5 shoe but decided to purchase a pretty pair of shoes in the lower size because it was the last pair available. At first, you may notice a slight discomfort. Yet over time, you experience more prominent aches, pains and conditions that could have otherwise been avoided if it weren’t for the wrong size shoe. This problem is more common than you think – except instead of shoe length, it is attributed to shoe width.

Measuring the width of your feet is often overlooked, and yet is essential to help prevent potentially painful foot conditions from developing. Knowing the exact dimensions of your feet will help to mitigate wearing the wrong size shoes. However with fast fashion available 24/7, it’s all too easy to impulse purchase cheap, non-supportive shoes that cause health problems over longer periods of time and lack the adequate support for your feet.

Uufey shoes are equipped with all the necessary tools to make your feet feel as comfortable as possible. This includes arch support, removable insoles, orthotic footbeds and wide fit sizing. Wide fit sizing is especially important to allow the feet to breathe with an ergonomic shoe shape for full freedom of movement.

An amalgamation of both style and comfort, Uufey shoes are great for anyone suffering from plantar fasciitis, sensitive feet and flat feet. These benefits allow for someone to lead a more proactive and comfortable lifestyle.

How Do I Measure My Foot Width?

If you are suffering from foot problems we always advise that you seek professional shoe fitting and advice to ensure correct fitting footwear. However we appreciate that this is not always possible so here is a way to measure your feet at home to help you get the right size.

We use the ‘DB Shoe’ measurement system to help us gauge the correct size and width for you. Click here to view the guide.

Note: If you have narrow feet, we would always advise downsizing when purchasing a pair of Uufey Shoes. This is due to arch pain being more common in those with narrow feet, and wearing a wider fit may only serve to cause more discomfort.

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