Women are different from men, and that applies to your feet, too! Unfortunately, some styles of women’s shoes could be causing your feet pain – along with numerous other factors.
While some of the reasons women tend to have achy feet are because of biology, another common culprit is the type of shoes you wear.
Many women’s shoes offer little arch support and don’t have a lot of space for an orthotic. This lack of support tends to place stress on the plantar fascia and the Achilles tendon, which can eventually lead to chronic foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendinitis.
Because women often grow accustomed to having foot or heel pain related to shoes, they tend to wait much longer to seek help. However, if you’re experiencing heel pain or pain in your feet, it’s a good idea to be seen by our foot specialist in Merrillville, IN, because the condition could end up being much more difficult to treat if you wait.
Though men can also suffer from some of these foot problems, women are more likely to develop them over the years. Some of the most common foot problems for women include:
You can find additional information on bunions and hammertoes right here on our website. A Morton’s neuroma is inflammation of a nerve in the ball of your foot. This can be caused by wearing shoes that are too narrow for your feet because they squeeze the foot and cause inflammation of the nerve over time.
Stress fractures can be caused simply by walking too much without proper support for your feet. Women’s shoes are often thin and don’t offer a lot of padding. Depending on how active you are, the lack of support can cause fracturing in your bones.
Finally, if you are pregnant, your feet and ankles can swell and cause discomfort. Another common problem during pregnancy is ingrown toenails, due to your grooming habits being inhibited by a baby bump, as well as shoes that are too tight because of the swelling.
Our foot specialist in Merrillville, IN, is able to diagnose and treat an array of women’s foot conditions. Schedule your consultation today! Come experience Weil Foot & Ankle Institute! Our Merrillville foot specialist offers the best podiatry care to women suffering from foot pain in and around Merrillville, Valparaiso, Portage, Munster, Schererville, Dyer, Chesterton, St. John, Crown Point, Porter, and Highland, IN.
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