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6 Foot Disorder Symptoms To Look Out For

By: KURU Footwear
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Foot pain. Just the thought of it can be unpleasant. Unfortunately for many of us, foot pain is more than just a thought, it is a tough reality. Almost everyone has had an issue with their feet at one point or another. Whether it be from an injury, improperly fitted shoes, or overuse.

If any pain persists for an extended period of time or becomes bad enough to keep you off your feet for more than a few hours, you should see your doctor right away to be sure that you can treat the problem properly.

Below you can find a quick guide to the most common causes of foot pain and how to treat them.

Key Takeaways

  • Foot pain is a common problem that can be caused by various factors such as injury, improperly fitted shoes, or overuse. It is important to seek medical attention if the pain persists for an extended period of time or becomes severe.
  • Different types of foot disorders such as heel spurs, stone bruises, metatarsalgia, Morton’s neuroma, plantar fasciitis, and fallen arches/flat feet can cause foot pain and discomfort. Each disorder has specific causes and treatments.
  • Wearing proper footwear that provides arch and heel support is key to treating and preventing foot disorders. The KURU footwear line is designed to provide support and comfort for individuals with foot disorders, allowing them to enjoy their daily activities without pain.
Heel Pain

Heel Pain

1. Heel Spurs

These are abnormal growths of bone on the bottom of your heel. You can get them from wearing the wrong shoes or from having an unnatural alignment or posture. Activities like running and jumping have been known to cause heel spurs as well. The spurs may cause discomfort while walking or standing, or if you are like the lucky few, you may not have any pain at all. People with flat feet or high arches are more likely to have painful heel spurs. To treat them, wear shoes that fit well, are shock-absorbing, or have a cutout heel pad. The KURUSOLE™ technology, found in all of KURU’s shoes, is specially designed to help people struggling with heel pain. You may also need to rest your foot to allow time for it to repair itself.

2. Stone Bruise

This is a deep bruise in the fat pad of your heel or sometimes in the ball of your foot that is often caused by an impact injury. You may also feel this if you step on a hard object or uneven surface. The pain feels like you are stepping on a small pebble, which is where the name comes from. The bruise, like others, will go away on its own over time. While it heals, rest your foot and ice it if needed.

Ball of Foot Pain

Ball Of Foot Pain

3. Metatarsalgia

This pain or inflammation is in the ball of your foot. And once again, ill-fitting shoes are the usual cause. It is possible to get metatarsalgia from strenuous activities such as running or jumping and can be very similar to the “stone bruise” pain mentioned earlier. Take time to rest the foot and ice the area when it flares up. The best thing you can do is get a pair of comfortable shoes to replace the pair that caused the issue in the first place. To read more about Metatarsalgia click here.

4. Morton’s Neuroma

With this disorder, you typically feel ball of foot pain, odd sensations, or numbness. Morton’s neuroma causes a thickening of the tissue around the nerves between the bases of the toes. Women tend to see this one more often because it can be a result of wearing high heels or tight toed shoes. To relieve symptoms, avoid activities that put pressure on the neuroma. A visit with your doctor may be necessary to assess the severity of the issue. And stop wearing high heeled shoes immediately. To read more about Morten’s Neuroma click here.

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Arch Pain

Arch Pain

5. Plantar Fasciitis

This is the most common cause of arch pain. Plantar Fasciitis can affect the heel and arch separately or cause pain in both. Treatment is the same regardless. Proper arch supports and heel supports are key in treating and preventing further issues from plantar fasciitis. KURU footwear was made with plantar fasciitis in mind. The KURUSOLE™ forms to your foot specifically so that you can get the natural arch support that you need to become pain-free. You can also relieve the symptoms by putting ice on the painful areas or by seeing your doctor if the problem persists. To read more about symptoms and causes of Plantar Fasciitis click here.

6. Fallen Arches/Flat Feet

Fallen arches can be something you are born with or can be caused by standing or walking for very long periods of time without supportive footwear. This can lead to a lot of foot pain. Flat feet can be treated with orthotics, rest, icing, a foot brace, and sometimes physical therapy. In rare cases, surgery may be necessary.

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Finding the Right Footwear: Support, Comfort, and Style

Finding the Right Footwear: Support, Comfort, and Style

No matter where on your foot you are having trouble, foot pain can ruin your day fast. That is why it is so important to get ahead of it quickly. As soon as you feel a change in your foot or any pain, try to find out what causes it and how best to go about treating it. Putting off treatment will only make you more miserable and the issue harder to treat. The KURU footwear line of shoes can give you quick relief from all of the problems listed above and give you the freedom of movement with our KURUSOLE technology. These foam midsoles make you feel like you are walking on clouds and will get you back on track quickly.

No matter which activity you are wanting to do in your life, KURU has a shoe for you that will give you the support, comfort and style that your feet have been craving.

About Us

At KURU, we’re on a mission to help you Heel Better™ with footwear technology designed to relieve foot pain, so you can live a life you love. Since launching our innovative technology in 2008, we’ve received more than 29,000 five-star reviews from thousands of customers who tell us their KURU shoes helped them with conditions (such as plantar fasciitis) and got them back to doing what they love. Explore our guide to the best shoes for plantar fasciitis to find a pair that fits your needs.

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