Pain in the Foot: 3 Causes of Foot Pain, Part 1

 

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Welcome back to the Topical BioMedics blog! The foot and ankle allow us to walk, run, skip, and dance on a daily basis, which is why after a long day of standing or walking, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as kicking your feet up and relaxing. But have you ever thought about what activities, habits, and movements may be causing these extremities to ache? There are a myriad of issues that may cause minor to excruciating foot pain, which we would like to explore in today’s blog post. Please continue reading below to learn more.      

Trauma and Injury

Humans are naturally active beings, which is why some of the most common foot injuries result from jumping, climbing, walking, or running, when the feet simply don’t hit a surface as intended. The most typical of these injuries is rolling an ankle which can cause pain, swelling, and may even require a an ankle brace. Oftentimes, minor foot injuries go untreated which can lead to more injuries down the road. More severe foot injuries that require surgery can leave the extremity in a weakened state or cause long lasting chronic pain issues.  

Overuse

Overusing the feet may sound odd, but in fact, repetitive motion injuries are one of the leading causes of foot pain, which can worsen due to the repetitive actions of daily living. Overuse is typical when a foot is injured and continues to be used without implementing the use of rest, ice, stretching, or elevation. Therefore, everyday actions such as walking, jogging, and running can exacerbate a minor injury, leading to pain, swelling, warmth to the touch, redness, and limited range of motion and function. To ease pain and inflammation caused by overuse, apply Topricin Foot Pain Relief Cream daily.

 

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Degenerative Conditions

Degeneration of the bones, ligaments, and tendons can result from injury or may also be genetic. The three main types of arthritis that affect the foot and ankle may include:  osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) which is the most common type of arthritis; rheumatoid arthritis (an autoimmune disease); and post-traumatic arthritis that develops after an injury. These conditions can cause foot pain on a daily basis, which may worsen in the colder months as the joints adjust to colder weather.

How to Relieve Foot Pain

Whether mild or severe, foot pain is something most people will experience at some point in their lives, but there are ways to treat and alleviate foot pain in the comfort of your home or office. Using the RICE method of rest, ice, compression, and elevation to treat a foot injury can reduce pain and swelling after an injury. Combining ice and elevation with a daily application foot pain relief products such as Topricin® Foot Pain Relief Cream can significantly ease foot and ankle pain as a result of overuse or painful arthritis.

If you would like to learn more about our foot pain relief products, or any of our natural pain relief creams that are safe for people of all ages, please visit Topical BioMedics or reach out to our knowledgeable support staff by phone. Thank you for reading our blog!