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4 Unexpected Reasons Your Feet Hurt

November 18th, 2016 | Posted by Editor in Health Watch

If you’re experiencing consistent discomfort or pain in your feet, you don’t have to fret. It’s not always because of a complex health condition, and it’s likely much simpler than you think.

Hands touching naked foot

Sometimes, it is the simplest things that causes us agony—same thing with our feet. Although some specialists believe that some discomfort could be a sign of serious health problem, in most cases these are just due to the activities do in a regular basis. With that in mind, here are some of the reasons why your soles may be in pain.

  1. Weight Fluctuations. A sudden loss or gain of weight—even just 10 pounds—can cause foot pains and discomfort. The reason is that your feet will have to adjust to the sudden addition or lost of weight. Plus, when your feet contract or expand, your current pair of shoes will fit differently on you.


  1. Pregnancy. Add this to the joys—back strain, morning sickness, feeling tired, etc.—of pregnancy. In the months during your pregnancy, your body secretes hormones in order for your ligaments to relax, which is great for giving birth but not for your feet. To top it all off, add the swelling and your hammertoes, bunions, and more will give you that chronic discomfort in the soles.


  1. High Arch or Flat Feet. The natural form of your foot can cause discomfort, especially when you’re not wearing the right shoes. If you have flat feet, it’s likely that you’re going to strain the insides of your ankle. If you have high arch, then the ligaments on the outside part of your ankle works the hardest. While you can’t do anything about the shape of your feet, you can certainly choose the kind of shoes to give you the right support.


  1. Back, Knee or Hip Injury. An injury to your back, knee or hip can cause you to walk and stand differently, putting the more pressure to your feet. An injury in the back and hip area can make shifting weight differently. Same goes with an injury to your knee. You need to have the injury treated right away, so it won’t cause additional complications in other areas.

Pains and discomfort in the feet occur for a variety of reasons. Most of the time, the fixes are quite simple. However, if the pain persists, it may be a sign of something more serious and it would be best to consult a doctor.


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