What’s worse than foot pain when you need to get on with your busy day? Not much considering you rely on your feet to take you where you need to be every day. If you have foot pain, it’s more than an inconvenience.

PediFix has prepared our list with your foot comfort in mind:

1-The most common complaint is heel pain. The most common time of day for heel pain is in the morning. This symptom, and its timing, is usually caused by a condition known as Plantar Fasciitis. What does that mean for your footwear choices? Avoid flip-flops, flats, or other overly flexible footwear because they will only worsen the pain. Instead, select shoes that offer adequate support around the entire foot, provide arch support and have a low to moderate heel.

2-Speaking of heel height, like so many things in life, moderation is key. Some heel height is okay provided it isn’t putting pressure on all the wrong places, and, they are worn for a short duration. If you have bunions, hammertoes or other pain-inducing foot issues opt for low to moderate heel heights. We understand there are occasions for which you want to wear high heels. When that’s the case, do your feet a favor and bring a more comfortable, lower heel option to change into after a few hours. Your feet will thank you with less pain and discomfort.

3-Foot pain should not be ignored, and its treatment should not be delayed. Make the call and set an appointment with your podiatrist. Very often treatment is simple and non-invasive. Foot conditions left untreated tend to worsen over time. Seek professional assessment, diagnosis, and treatment earlier rather than later.

4-Support where you need it to alleviate pain. Orthotics provide support, protection, and cushioning where your feet may lack the necessary anatomical structure to do so on their own. If your foot pain is the result of flat arches, for example, an orthotic that supports the arch will alleviate discomfort. Keep in mind corrective custom orthotics also provide benefits to our overall alignment, and improved balance through the spine, hips, knees, and ankles.

5-We’ve all seen the sign that reads, ‘No bare feet’ If you’re experiencing any kind of foot pain due to injury or condition, it’s a good sign to follow. Walking barefoot worsens existing foot pain, and increases the risk of injuries and exposure to bacteria and viruses. It’s simple, not going barefoot saves you from all sorts of problems.

We’re in the business of helping people find relief from common foot and ankle conditions. If you have questions about any of our products, please call 1-800-  PEDIFIX (733-4349) to learn more. Our product specialists are ready to support your needs.