Seven Myths About Feet ๐Ÿ‘ฃand Foot ๐Ÿฆถ Conditions!!

Heel pain ๐Ÿ˜– only comes from standing on hard surfacesโ“โ“

Heel pain can develop for many different reasons including poor shoe ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ support, flat feet๐Ÿ‘ฃ, excessive weight, and overuse. Standing all day on hard surfaces can aggravateโ˜น๏ธ the condition but has never been proven to be the cause. Many people ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿณ who are sedentary can also develop pain ๐Ÿ˜–in their heels๐Ÿ‘ฃ.

Bunions form from bad ๐Ÿ‘ .

Bunions are a hereditary ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ condition that can get worse with narrow ๐Ÿ‘ž , but are not caused by the shoes๐Ÿฅฟ๐Ÿฅพ. In almost all cases, bunions can be traced back one or two generations๐Ÿง“๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿผ. Most people with bunions have a flat foot ๐Ÿฆถ structure, which predisposes them to the condition. If there is a family ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿผ๐Ÿง“๐Ÿผ history of bunions, it is important to focus on wearing shoes ๐Ÿ‘ž๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿฅพwith good support.

Soaking ๐Ÿ›€ your feet ๐Ÿ‘ฃis good for youโ“โ“

Soaking ๐Ÿ›€your feet ๐Ÿ‘ฃconsistently usually dries them out more. People with diabetes are especially prone to increased dryness from foot ๐Ÿฆถ soaks. Soaking ๐Ÿ›€ is okay periodically, as long as you use a good foot lotion ๐Ÿงด after. Soaking doesnโ€™t cure any foot condition but it can be temporarily soothing to the feet๐Ÿ‘ฃ.

Your foot ๐Ÿ‘ฃshape and size never change, so you donโ€™t have to get measured every time you buy shoes๐Ÿ‘ข๐Ÿ‘ก๐Ÿฅฟ๐Ÿ‘ โ“

Your feet ๐Ÿ‘ฃdo change during your lifetime. For some people, the change can even be a size or two. Women ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธwho have children ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฆ are especially susceptible to foot ๐Ÿ‘ฃsize changes. You should always get your feet ๐Ÿ‘ฃmeasured when buying shoes๐Ÿ‘ข๐Ÿฅพ. Studies have shown that about 75% of people ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿฆฑwear the wrong size or the wrong width shoe.

Medicated โ›‘ pads are the best remedy for painful ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ฃcorns and callusesโ“

Medicated pads rarely work and can lead to infection ๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿ’Š. The acid in the pads can eat right through the skin. It is much wiser to seek the help of a podiatrist ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€โš•๏ธwho can first determine the cause of the corn or callus, then offer the best remedy.

It is normal for your feet ๐Ÿ‘ฃto hurt after standing all dayโ“

Although your feet ๐Ÿ‘ฃcan get tired from prolonged standing, pain ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉis not normal and is usually a sign of something wrong. We often find that flat arches cause sore feet later in the day. This can strain tendons and ligaments, ultimately leading to foot ๐Ÿ‘ฃpain.

You canโ€™t do anything about a broken ๐Ÿค•toe, so donโ€™t see a doctorโ“

Actually, itโ€™s risky to leave a broken ๐Ÿค• toe untreated. This is especially true if the injury is near a joint. A broken ๐Ÿค•toe can only be detected on an x-ray ๐Ÿ“ธ. Donโ€™t take the chance of risking long-term arthritis and a poor toe position when thereโ€™s a simple way to make sure the bone heals properly.

To Healthy Feet,

Dr. Rosales

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