Treatment for shin splint pain can be difficult when the pain is too much to handle. From the ultra-sensitive nerves to the inability to put pressure on the lower leg, it is one of the excruciating foot ailments. Nevertheless, with the proper physician attention, shin splint pain relief can be conquered most of the time. Including the proper use of orthotics and several innovative massage procedures, relief is finally in sight. For most people, treatment is successful, regardless of the cause, although the cause does does play a major role in determining your prognosis. Some causes do not need treatment, while others require a surgical fix. Complications of Flat Feet
Most (young) women like to look stylish and wear a shoe with a medium to high heel. The problem with high heels is that your bodyweight is not evenly distributed across the underside of the foot, but rather 80% of your weight pushes down on only one area of the foot, the forefoot area. i.e. the balls of your feet. This is totally unnatural and before long the entire forefoot structure collapses, leading to constant pressure and friction in the ball of the foot. The body reacts and builds up thick layers of callous in this area which in turn leads to a burning sensation under the foot.
High heels are very prolific causes of backache. The natural foot is constructed to walk best in a horizontal position, with the heel no higher than the sole of the foot. The muscles are designed to support the body best in this position. When heels of two or more inches in height are worn it is necessary for the muscles of the back to be unnaturally tensed in order to support the trunk in the erect position; also the pelvic bones must tip in an unnatural position, placing stress upon certain muscles and ligaments, and pains or aches will result in some degree.
For women, wearing high heels is particularly challenging when they have flatfoot. In this case, wearing heels too high can cause problems with the Achilles tendon. Furthermore, it can even affect the motion of the ankle. Many women who have flatfoot find that wearing shoes with a wedge heel are more comfortable than ordinary high heeled shoes. The wedge heel offers a level of firm support that spindlier heels do not. There are also special pads which can be placed into the shoe, which provide somewhat of an artificial arch. These pads can be found in many drugstores. Or you can have a specialist to prescribe orthotics upon further evaluation.
Plantar fasciitis- Plantar fasciitis is the number one problem caused by over pronation. When you have a fallen arch, the connective tissue along the bottom of your foot and connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot becomes inflamed. Plantar fasciitis manifests as intense pain in the heel that can, in severe cases, spread to the arch and ball of the foot. Any kind of foot problem, fallen arch included, can cause an improper gait- or the way you walk. If your walk is wrong, it can cause knee, hip, back and even neck pain.
If you have an active lifestyle, you may be putting yourself at risk of experiencing sharp pains in your foot and surrounding areas. There are several tiny muscles and nerve fibers that rest on this area of the foot. Experiencing top of foot pain may be an indication that injury has occurred to any anatomical part of your foot. One of the causes of pain in this area may be inflamed extensor tendons muscles which supports to the foot as it flexes. Other conditions may be inflammation of a blood vessel or a nerve, fallen arches, tendonitis and even arthritis
I’ve done this exercise myself quite a bit trying to maintain healthy arches. It’s a bit awkward at first but you’ll get the hang of it in a few days as long as you are diligent about doing it a few times per day. I also find it useful to do the exercise while standing since eventually you’re shooting for this muscle to support your arch while you’re standing and walking. Rare site. Fallen arches at Mc Donald’s on Oracle (near the Tucson Mall.) Apparently a micro-burst came through the area, and caused a lot of damage. This poor Mc Donald’s sign being a victim.