Women are extra vulnerable to certain foot glitches than men, mainly from years of walking in narrow-fitting shoes that squash the toes and from high-heels that twinge the forefoot and pose risks for arch and ankle issues.
Foot and ankle issues commonly experienced by women:
Morton’s Neuroma—a thickening of nerve tissue in the ball of the foot resulting from compression and irritation of the nerve, such as from wearing shoes that have a tapered toe box or high-heeled shoes that cause the toes to be forced into the toe box.
Bunions—begin with a leaning of the big toe, gradually changing the angle of the bones over the years and slowly producing the characteristic bump. They are most often caused by an inherited faulty mechanical structure of the foot. Although both men and women can get bunions, the shoes worn by women sometimes make the deformity get progressively worse.
Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis—is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, although it may also be due to other causes. Although faulty foot structure is the most common cause of plantar fasciitis, in women, it may result from wearing nonsupportive shoes, such as flip-flops and ballet flats.
Ankle Sprain — While anyone can sprain an ankle, women are especially vulnerable to this injury when wearing high-heeled shoes (especially on slippery surfaces), platform-soled shoes or other improper footwear
The human foot is an amazingly strong structure, capable of handling hundreds of tons of force every day. The foot’s myriad of parts work in harmony, getting you from one place to another, but the stress of carrying you around puts your feet at high risk of injury, more so than other parts of your body
The above list of Common Foot Problems helps highlight issues, but our expert staff and podiatrists are here to help and assist you in all aspects of your foot health. During this Women’s International Day / Week, visit us at our FootBalance Showroom / clinic at No. 82 1/2 Galle Road, Colombo 04 to get a FREE foot scan done and understand your foot issues. You will be able to get a solution to overcome these most common issues through out Foot Comfort Solutions.