Why do my feet hurt?

Perhaps the most frequently asked question patients ask podiatrists is, "Why do my feet hurt?" This site is devoted to giving you the information you need to manage and improve the health of your feet, and to direct you in getting foot disorders treated properly and professionally. Here you will find articles that will educate you and answer your questions about foot pain and health.

Believe it or not, your feet are not supposed to hurt the way they often do! Your feet are a creative masterpiece, built to carry you through your life with ease and comfort like a finely-tuned instrument. However, just like any precision vehicle, your feet can wear down and become injured without proper care and attention. Consistent pain can be a sign of a growing problem, and even a minor irritation can be a warning sign of future problems.

Give your feet a little TLC

From your first few steps through adulthood, your feet take the beating of everyday life. Just an average day of walking brings a force equal to several hundred tons to bear on your feet. To promote the well-being of your feet, it is important to pay careful attention to them on a daily basis. Never ignore pain; this is your body's way of telling you that something is not right and should be addressed promptly by a podiatrist. You should wash your feet daily, and dry them thoroughly, always making sure to wear clean, dry socks and shoes. You should have a variety of shoes that fit well and allow room for your toes to move. Select the right shoes for the activity you're engaged in (i.e., running shoes for running, etc.). Nails should be trimmed straight across without cutting into the corners.

Have a look at the articles listed below. We hope you will find them valuable and informative.