As you get older, it's not that unusual to find that your feet start aching by the end of the day. There are a variety of causes for the foot pain, which you can fix in different ways:
Your feet are bigger
As you get older, your feet often grow. It can make sense to get your feet measured by a shoes sale associate if you find your feet are aching as your old size may now be slightly too small.
Hammer toe is a foot deformity that causes the middle joint of a toe to bend upwards. It usually affects one of the middle toes and leaves the affected toe joint susceptible to irritation from rubbing against your shoes when you walk. Here's an overview of the causes, symptoms and treatment options for hammer toe:
Causes of hammer toe include the following:
Injury—Any trauma to your toe such as jamming it in a door or stubbing it against furniture can cause inflammation and move the joints out of place.
Your feet have several tendons, which are bands of tissue that connect the muscles and bones in your feet and facilitate movement. Tendonitis occurs when any of your tendons become damaged and inflamed. Inflammation can prevent tendons from healing on their own by restricting the flow of nutrient and oxygen dense blood to the damaged area, so tendonitis requires treatment. Here's what you need to know about tendonitis of the foot.
Depending on where you live, Winter can actually get quite chilly. You may not be prepared for those overnight temperatures that get below freezing, and you are not used to making sure your feet don't become damaged by this type of cold. These two tips will help to lessen the odds of your feet needing professional attention before spring rolls around.
Wear Bigger Shoes & Thick Socks
One of the best ways to keep your feet dry and warm over the winter is through wearing cosy, thick socks.
Pain in the ball of your foot, known as metatarsalgia, often develops gradually and can feel more intense when you put pressure on your foot. The pain may feel like a dull ache or it may feel sharp and be restricted to a specific area on the ball of your foot. In addition to pain, you may experience localised swelling. Here's an overview of the causes and treatment options: