Do your feet enjoy the best possible health? They are, after all, a fundamental and foundational part of our overall health and wellness.
As we age, the everyday wear and tear on our feet build up causing discomfort. Some foot pain signals an ongoing condition that requires treatment. Other symptoms point to a need for supplemental support in order to relieve your pain. At PediFix, we are aware of the challenges of foot pain. We want you to be well-equipped to enjoy the best years of your life, pain-free, with as much mobility and independence as possible.
Here are the three most commonly observed issues that are encountered by aging feet:
1- Heel Pain/Plantar Fasciitis
Are you experiencing pain in one or both heels? Heel pain can slow you down from enjoying your usual activities. There can be a variety of causes for heel pain, and identifying the source of your discomfort is important to determine the best course of treatment.
Did you know that plantar fasciitis is one of the most prevalent and widespread causes of heel pain? The plantar fascia is a long band of tissue that connects the heel with the toes, designed to absorb the stresses and strains placed on your feet. Sometimes, too much pressure can cause tears in this band, inflammation, and tightening of the plantar fascia. Rest, ice, physical therapy, gentle stretches, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory pain medications, and support devices are among the solutions that can help.
PediFix offers a variety of products that provide effective relief from heel pain:
PediFix® FasciaFix® Plantar Fasciitis Relief Sleeve
|• Reduces Stress on Plantar Fascia Ligament
• Minimizes Inflammation & Swelling
• Special Knit ‘Nodules’ Provide Gentle Massage
• Daytime or Nighttime Treatment
|• Absorb Shock
• Help Reduce Heel & Plantar Fasciitis Pain
• Ease Calf & Achilles Strain
• Balance Leg Length Differences & Improve Body Alignment
• Self-Adhering to Stay In Place
PediFix® GelStep® Heel Cups with Soft Spur Spot
|• Relieves heel pain, reduces shock to the skeletal system
• Genuine medical-grade Silicone never flattens, deforms, or degrades
• Dual durometer cushioning with softer ‘Blue Zone’ provides extra shock absorption
• Medium-density firmness absorbs impact efficiently and recovers quickly
• Available with or without Antimicrobial Top Cover
The Achilles tendon is the largest, strongest, and yet the most vulnerable tendon in the body, connecting the heel of your foot to your calf. It allows you to flex your foot when walking, running, or exercising – it’s very important. Repetitive stress, abrupt and recurring movements, age, and poor blood supply, can trigger the onset of Achilles Tendonitis. Rest, immobilization, icing, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and protection of the injured tendon helps reduce pain and swelling. A tendon rupture could require more serious treatment options, including surgery.
PediFix® Visco-GEL® Achilles Protection Sleeve
|• Comforts, Cushions, and Soothes
• Protects From Pressure and Friction
• Helps Relieve Sore Achilles Tendon
Do you have a large bump on the lower outside of your big toe? It may be more than just a bump; it may be a bunion. A bunion is a progressive disorder in which the big toe angles inward towards the other toes, causing the joint to stick out. In many cases, bunions run in families; however, tight-fitting shoes with narrow toes like high heels can cause, or worsen, them. Painful bunions can affect your day-to-day functions – making simple daily activities unpleasant.
PediFix® FELTastic® Bunion Shield
|• Reduces Pressure & Friction on Big Toe Joint
• Elastic Loop Positions Shield Properly, Without Adhesives
• Durable, Comfortable, Washable, Reusable
Don’t let the weight of these foot problems burden your feet. If your feet fall behind, so do you. It’s never too late to start a foot care regimen.
If you have questions about how any of our products can support you, please call 1-800-PEDIFIX (733-4349) to learn more. Our product specialists are ready to support your needs. Take the best steps to keep your feet healthy today and for years to come.