Women’s Foot Pain & What To Do About It

podiatrist-los-angelesWomen are usually more likely to have foot problems than men.

This can happen because of physical differences in the structure of the foot, muscles and ligaments, shape and length of the arch, width of the forefoot, size of toes and hormones.

To find out what you can do to keep your feet healthy, keep reading!

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Physical activity can provide benefits to your feet and the rest of your body. However, you shouldn’t rush into a fitness program if you’re brand new to it. Instead, start out slowly to avoid shin splints and plantar fasciitis (heel pain). Also avoid running on uneven surfaces.

Speaking of running, you should buy some new shoes that give your feet plenty of room and arch support, and don’t crowd your toes. Ask your foot doctor for some tips to select a shoe that is best for you.

Try to avoid wearing high-heels, but if you must, keep them two inches or lower. Also try to take breaks while wearing them if you’re able. Long-term high heel use can lead to ankle sprains, bunions, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, ingrown toenails and neuromas (nerve pain).

Laser treatment can rid your toes of itchy fungus and you’ll be able to wear open-toe shoes with confidence. Lasers can restore the natural beauty of your nails. Laser treatments are usually quick, relatively pain free, affordable and effective.

If you’re experiencing aching or stabbing pain in your heel, new laser treatments are available to treat plantar fasciitis and end heel pain. Treatments are pain free and are an effective alternative to anti-inflammatory and pain medications.

Custom orthotics are custom-made from imprints your feet to make the perfect inserts for your shoes. Orthotics provide support for your arches and distributes weight more evenly. Custom orthotics can also help people with foot deformities, athletes, pregnant moms and seniors who are experiencing changes in their feet.

If you are you are experiencing severe pain from hammertoes, it might be time for hammertoe correction. Dr. Alireza Khosroabadi offers surgical correction for hammertoes that minimizes your downtime and recovery.

Are your bunions killing you? There’s no reason to suffer with Dr. Alireza Khosroabadi breakthrough “No Scar” bunion surgery, which can relive your pain and get you back on your feet far sooner than traditional bunion surgery; plus, no scarring!

Please call 626-447-2184 (Arcadia) or 818-408-2800 (San Fernando) to speak make an appointment with Dr. Alireza Khosroabadi about your foot and/or ankle needs.

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