One of the worst pain you could ever wish for, foot pains are also one of the most common causes of a ruined night out or, worse, a holiday. How many times have you found yourself burdened with incredible pain that prevented you from enjoying your highly anticipated trip?
Sometimes, though, foot pains don’t wait for the holidays to plague you. And many people may find it difficult to live and work normally because of them. Today we are going to tell you about the 5 common causes of foot pains when walking and how you could fix them before they ruin your day for good!
Are you ready to take a nice walk?
Why Do I Have Foot Pains When Walking?
Well, we’ll start by saying that no amount of pain is justified. If your feet are feeling more than just “achy” after a long trekking session or a night out dancing, there might be a bigger problem.
This is even truer if the issue is recurring and foot pains have become one of your most loyal friends.
In this case, you should immediately speak to a foot care specialist or your GP, as it might be a sign of underlying issues like arthritis or fibromyalgia.
But if you are experiencing some mild pain, these could be the causes:
1# You’re Walking In The Wrong Shoes…
This is actually the more likely cause of your pain. And one of the easiest to solve! Probably you are wearing ill-fitting shoes, or their quality isn’t that good. High heels can also be causing your feet to hurt more than you would want them to. Consider buying a new pair!
2# You Have A Wart …
Warts and verrucas are incredibly easy to catch. Although they usually go unnoticed and are rarely painful, some kinds can cause discomfort and pain in your soles. If your feet are swollen and red, you might have an infected wart.
While thinking about feet we tend to think that corns and calluses are just an aesthetic matter that doesn’t require that much attention. And although undoubtedly, they are not the worst thing that could happen, they might be the cause of your ongoing pain.
4# You Have Flat Feet…
You have flatfeet when the arches on the inside of your feet are flattened. This is something that gets usually diagnosed during childhood, so if you notice that your children find it painful or difficult to walk it might be worth it speaking to a specialist or your GP.
5# You Have Underlying Conditions…
Finally, you might be having underlying inflammatory or chronic conditions such as arthritis, gout or a never fully healed injury.
What Should You Do About It?
If you’re in Northwich or the surrounding areas of Cheshire the first thing to do is to book an appointment to see one of our foot specialists. Experiencing foot pains while walking is common, and each one of these issues can be treated and diagnosed by a foot care specialist. They will also be able to give you instructions on how to proceed further. Remember not to underestimate the pain that you are feeling and ask for help as soon as possible.