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It should never hurt to walk, and foot pain is a big red flag that something is wrong. Since we use our feet every day, we need to take good care of them. Part of that regular care is to investigate the source of any discomfort and take appropriate steps to deal with it promptly. We also need to ensure that the footwear we choose is not contributing to the problems we are experiencing. Choosing shoes with removable insoles can help greatly in this regard.
There are a number of reasons why you would want to make a point of looking for shoes with insoles that can be taken out. If you are living with arthritis in your feet, involved in sports or standing for long periods of time at work, it may be to your benefit to choose shoes with removable insoles.
Arthritis is one of the causes of foot pain, especially as you get older. This more than one type of arthritis that can affect the feet: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout.
Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a build-up of the waste product uric acid within your joints. The big toe is the one most often affected. A gout attack comes on suddenly, either at bedtime or in the middle of the night. The joint becomes hot, red, swollen and very painful. The initial attack may only last for a few hours, and it can take several days before the swelling goes down after an attack.
Osteoarthritis can affect any one of the joints in the feet. Over time this disorder can cause changes in the shape of your feet, resulting in pain. It often affects the joint of the big toe, which becomes stiffer. As movement becomes more difficult, an overgrowth of bone develops, resulting in a bunion (a lump located on the side of the big toe joint).
Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory condition that causes redness, pain and stiffness in affected joints. The throbbing pain tends to be more severe first thing in the morning and after a period of inactivity.
Choosing shoes with removable soles is a good choice if you are living with one of these forms of arthritis. You can add an over the counter insole to keep your feet comfortable during the early stages or have room for extra padding for your joints as suggested by your podiatrist as your condition develops or if you are recovering from a gout attack.
If you are leading an active lifestyle, you are doing great things for your overall health but you are also putting your feet in jeopardy by increasing the risk that you will sustain an injury while walking, running, hiking, doing aerobics, playing tennis, basketball, netball or football. The more dedicated you are in your pursuit, the more tempted you may be to continue to ignore the pain and hope that it will go away or continue to “play hurt” since your body releases endorphins (its own natural painkilling hormones) during physical activity. If you do this, you may not realise you have hurt your foot or Achilles tendon until afterward.
To stay comfortable and reduce the risk of foot injuries, you’ll want to make sure that your sports shoes and trainers fit well from the outset. Choosing a pair with removable insoles will allow you to add insoles and padding for your instep and heel as necessary to provide the support you need to stay comfortable and absorb shock if you are participating in high-impact sports. If you are recovering from a foot injury, this footwear style will accommodate any necessary padding or orthotics prescribed by your podiatrist.
There are many types of work which involve standing for long periods throughout the day, and millions of UK workers are required to spend most of their day on their feet. From a health standpoint, this is not the best approach, since the longer you spend on your feet each day, the higher your risk of developing foot issues such as bunions, corns, Achilles tendonitis or flat feet.
If you are going to be standing for several hours on the job, you need to make sure that your feet are well cared for. Make a point of looking at shoes with removable insoles so that you can ensure that you have comfort insoles in place when you are at work. They will make standing at work much more comfortable and reduce the likelihood that you will develop foot concerns.
Wide Fit Shoes is your online source for shoes with removable insoles in styles you can wear at home, on the job and when playing sports. We carry stylish, comfortable footwear for men and women. Come visit us online today to find your next pair of shoes.
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