Heel pain 😖 only comes from standing on hard surfaces❓❓

Heel pain can develop for many different reasons including poor shoe 👟 support, flat feet👣, excessive weight, and overuse. Standing all day on hard surfaces can aggravate☹️ the condition but has never been proven to be the cause. Many people 👮‍♀️👷🏽‍♀️🧑🏽‍🌾👨🏾‍🍳 who are sedentary can also develop pain 😖in their heels👣.

Bunions form from bad 👠.

Bunions are a hereditary 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 condition that can get worse with narrow 👞 , but are not caused by the shoes🥿🥾. In almost all cases, bunions can be traced back one or two generations🧓🏼👵🏼. Most people with bunions have a flat foot 🦶 structure, which predisposes them to the condition. If there is a family 👵🏼🧓🏼 history of bunions, it is important to focus on wearing shoes 👞👟🥾with good support.

Soaking 🛀 your feet 👣is good for you❓❓

Soaking 🛀your feet 👣consistently usually dries them out more. People with diabetes are especially prone to increased dryness from foot 🦶 soaks. Soaking 🛀 is okay periodically, as long as you use a good foot lotion 🧴 after. Soaking doesn’t cure any foot condition but it can be temporarily soothing to the feet👣.

Your foot 👣shape and size never change, so you don’t have to get measured every time you buy shoes👢👡🥿👠❓

Your feet 👣do change during your lifetime. For some people, the change can even be a size or two. Women 👱🏽‍♀️who have children 👧🏼👦 are especially susceptible to foot 👣 size changes. You should always get your feet 👣measured when buying shoes👢🥾. Studies have shown that about 75% of people 👨🏻‍🦱wear the wrong size or the wrong width shoe.

Medicated ⛑ pads are the best remedy for painful 😣😣corns and calluses❓

Medicated pads rarely work and can lead to infection 🦠💊. The acid in the pads can eat right through the skin. It is much wiser to seek the help of a podiatrist 👨🏼‍⚕️who can first determine the cause of the corn or callus, then offer the best remedy.

It is normal for your feet 👣to hurt after standing all day❓

Although your feet 👣can get tired from prolonged standing, pain 😩😩is 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 👣pain.

You can’t do anything about a broken 🤕toe, so don’t see a doctor❓

Actually, it’s risky to leave a broken 🤕 toe untreated. This is especially true if the injury is near a joint. A broken 🤕toe can only be detected on an x-ray 📸. Don’t take the chance of risking long-term arthritis and a poor toe position when there’s a simple way to make sure the bone heals properly.

To Healthy Feet,

Dr. Rosales