It’s difficult to get from point A to point B when you’re dealing with foot pain when walking. Sometimes, you might have sore feet that feel better after a little rest and home remedies. However, in some cases, foot pain when walking can persist for a long time. This is because there are several conditions that can affect the soft tissue, bones, joints and cartilage in your feet.
If you’re dealing with frequently recurring foot pain when walking, it’s important to take measures to deal with it to help manage the pain and prevent it from getting worse. Our team has your best interests in mind, so we want to provide you with a few tips that you can try to help reduce foot pain when walking.
Take a warm foot bath
A warm foot bath can help soothe soreness in your feet that occurs after walking. You can draw a warm bath in your bathtub or fill a large container with warm water to soak your feet in. Add a product like Epsom salts or baking soda to help soothe pain and soreness in your feet. Soak for about 20 minutes, making sure you don’t soak for too long and make your feet prune.
Stretch your feet
Tightness in the muscles, tendons and ligaments of your feet is one of the primary causes of foot pain when walking. Some simple stretches can help improve the strength and flexibility of your feet, which can help prevent foot pain when walking.
Some stretches you may want to try include:
- Flexing and pointing your toes — Curl your toes in and hold this position for a few seconds. Then straighten them as much as you can and hold them in this position for a few seconds. Repeat this flex 10 times to help limber up your feet.
- Leg extensions — Sitting and extending your legs before going for a walk can help warm up your feet for physical activity. While extending your legs, alternate flexing and straightening your toes and rotate your ankles in clockwise and counterclockwise circles.
Wear custom orthotics
Poorly fitted footwear or lack of support for your feet can contribute to foot pain when walking. For some people, simply switching to footwear that fits better can help reduce pain. However, for many, custom orthotics can help address the issues that cause foot pain when walking.
There is an important distinction between custom orthotics versus generic orthotics from a drugstore. Custom orthotics, like those we develop at Biocorrect, are personalized inserts that are designed to support the contour of your feet. They help reduce pain from flat arches, high arches, plantar fasciitis and more. They also help address alignment issues in your ankles, knees and hips.
Generic orthotics are not designed for this specialized treatment. They may help make your shoes softer, but they don’t provide the support your feet, ankles, knees and hips really need.
Support your feet with custom orthotics from Biocorrect
Biocorrect custom foot orthotics are developed by a team with more than 25 years of biomechanical expertise. We develop high-quality custom orthotic insoles that help address a wide range of pain and structural and mechanical issues in your feet.
We offer fittings from the comfort of your own home that you perform using our unique and easy-to-use moldable foam impression kit. Our team uses the impressions from this kit to personalize your orthotics to help address your foot issues. Check out our full product line and order your pair today when you visit our online store.