Products for Foot Pain Your Podiatrist Swears By

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Does this sound familiar: You get up in the morning and as soon as your feet hit the floor, you recoil in pain because of your plantar fasciitis? Or maybe you’ve always struggled with heel spurs and wearing shoes just doesn’t feel comfortable. Unfortunately, foot pain is common although it makes sense considering how often we use, and rely, on our footsies.  

“A significant proportion of the foot pain we assess in the office presents as heel and/or arch pain, ingrown toenail pain, or great toe joint pain,” podiatrist Dr. Anne Sharkey tells SheKnows. “Heel and arch pain most commonly onset after a change in shoes, activity patterns or exercise routines and can be due to a variety of causes including a tight calf muscle complex, foot structure, and poor shoe gear.” For most of these problems, Sharkey recommends seeking a podiatry evaluation if you are not seeing improvement within five to seven days of treatment at home, or sooner if pain is worsening or signs of infection develop.

Before you connect with your doctor, podiatrists provided their favorite foot care and foot pain relief products that will hopefully alleviate the suffering so you can get back to running, walking, dancing, jumping, and all the wonderful things you can do with your feet.

Pedestrian Project Cracked Heel Repair

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“This combines five powerful, natural ingredients to soothe, moisturize and repair the skin.”

Dry, cracked heels can be both a painful and unsightly problem that patients are seeking treatment for. We tend to see more patients looking for treatment in the summer months when our heels spend more time exposed while wearing sandals,” Sharkey says. “Dry, cracked heels are caused in large part by a damaged skin barrier so our best defense in treatment is to use heel balms to soothe and repair the skin.” That’s why this cracked heel repair balm is the ticket.

Propet One Women’s Walking Sneakers

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“These stylish sneakers feature mesh uppers, which flex as you move and provide comfort and gentle support,” Dr. Jeffrey Hurless, board-certified podiatrist and foot/ankle surgeon, tells SheKnows. “You’ll love the breathable fabric because it keeps the moisture to a minimum for healthier and happier feet. Additionally, the heel contour gives you added arch and ankle support. The extra-deep toe box gives you lots of space and reduces pressure as you step down.” These Propet One sneakers aren’t necessarily for a trail run, but will get you from errand to errand in comfort.

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