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Your foot is a complex network of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. As it has the burden of carrying your entire body weight, your foot is prone to injuries and pain. Foot pain can have a severe impact on the quality of people’s lives. Injury, overuse, or any other dynamics that result in inflammation of any part of the foot’s structure can result in various pain-causing foot conditions. Below is a list of the most common ones. Click on the links below for more information and how Good Feet arch supports are designed to offer pain relief for each.
Flat Feet Hammer Toe
Metatarsalgia Morton’s Neuroma
Good Feet’s 3-Step System is uniquely suited for people dealing with the pain and discomfort often times caused by these conditions by providing support from the very first step of the day, until the very last.
Knee pain is incredibly common. Knee pain can be localized to a specific part of the knee, or may be diffused throughout the knee joint. Over pronation or excessive supination in the feet can change the position of the ankle, and is often the cause of common knee pain. Knee pain often restricts a person’s mobility. Depending on the cause, knee pain can be mild to severe, disabling pain. Tenderness, swelling and stiffness of the knee joint may cause instability of the joint, making it difficult to engage in daily activities such as walking and going up and down stairs. Stabilizing the structure of the foot with Good Feet arch supports helps to maintain the ankle in a more neutral position, reducing pressure and stress on the knee joint.
Proper support of the complex, four-arch structure of the foot can help maintain the entire skeletal system in a more neutral position, enhance body biomechanics, help joints function more naturally, and aid muscles through the legs and into the hip area to work more efficiently. People with hip pain – depending on the cause – may feel discomfort in the thigh, groin, inside or outside of the hip and buttocks. Pain may get worse with activity, and can cause limited range of motion. Changes in how the hip functions can also lead to a limp, which over time may affect the back. Stabilizing the structure of the foot, with Good Feet arch supports, can help to improve biomechanics and realign the skeletal system reducing stress and pressure on the hips while walking or running.
Making up only 2% of the body, our feet balance and support the other 98%. So, it’s no surprise that structural imbalances in the foot can cause strain on the muscles from the ground up. Lower back pain is second only to the common cold as a cause of lost days at work. While many people may experience the occasional dull ache or tightness after standing or sitting for long periods of time, others experience the chronic sharp nagging pain of sciatica. And, muscle spasms in the back may come on suddenly making it difficult to stand upright. Good Feet arch supports are designed to help stabilize the foundation of the body – your feet. When the arches in the foot are aligned with a properly fitted arch support, the skeletal system is in better alignment and body balance may improve – reducing pressure on the sciatic nerve and undue stress on muscles through the legs into the lower back.
The plantar fascia is a thick, powerful ligament that connects the heel bone to the bone in the front of the foot. When stretched or strained during the course of standing or walking, the plantar fascia may become irritated and inflamed, which can cause pain in the heel and arch of the foot. The most common complaint is “first step pain”, where people describe a sharp pain upon getting out of bed in the morning, or after sitting for long periods of time. The pain often mellows to a dull ache after time. Good Feet’s 3-Step System is uniquely suited for people dealing with the pain and discomfort caused by plantar fasciitis by providing support to the plantar fascia from the very first step of the day, until the very last. Many customers tell us that our Strengthener line of supports, with the stabilizing heel cup, provides some comfort almost immediately.
At some point, many people will experience a balance issue. Foot or foot-related problems may affect a person’s skeletal alignment and their gait, resulting in poor balance and an increased risk of falling. People with poor balance may feel unstable, or notice that they have difficulty walking in a straight line. They may also modify how they walk, and appear to “waddle”. Designed to stabilize the complex structure of the foot and realign the skeletal system, Good Feet arch supports may improve body balance. Arch supports can also help correct poor foot biomechanics that may be causing pain in the feet, ankles, knees or back affecting how a person walks, and ultimately their balance.
Flat feet (a.k.a. fallen arches) is a common condition where the foot lacks a normal arch, which causes the entire arch to flatten and touch the ground. Affecting many people, flat feet can be hereditary or may simply develop as a normal arch “falls” over the course of a person’s lifetime. People with flat feet often notice that their feet tire quickly. Some people with flat feet experience pain in the arches or heels, while others may experience ankle, knee and back pain as a result of the skeletal misalignment that often occurs when the foot flattens. The entire line of Good Feet arch supports is designed to support the feet and hold the four arches of the foot in the ideal position, strengthening the muscles in the feet, and enhancing the biomechanics of a flat foot.
“Created for kids ages 6 and up, Good Feet youth arch supports are designed to promote pain-free foot growth from childhood through adolescence.Thin, comfortable, and designed for growing feet – to help keep children and adolescents active, healthy, and performing their best.”
Bunions are extremely common. They typically present themselves as a bony protrusion on the inside of the foot by the big toe joint. Some people may develop a bump on the outside of the foot by the pinky toe. These are referred to as a Tailor’s Bunion or bunionette. Bunions often develop as a result of poor foot biomechanics, arthritis, or from wearing shoes that are too small or tight. Stress on the joint of the big toe may cause swelling and pressure inside a shoe, which may cause severe pain along the side of the foot and in the big toe. If the bunion is large it may cross over or under the 2nd toe and it may become difficult to find shoes that fit properly. Good Feet provides a wide variety of arch supports that can help to transfer the body’s weight off the front of the foot, which may help relieve pain in the joint of the big toe. Additionally, by stabilizing the structure, Good Feet arch supports can help to correct poor foot biomechanics and allow the foot to sit in a healthier position inside the shoe, relieving pressure on the big toe joint.