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Foot pain causes

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Causes of foot pain

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Question:

What causes foot pain?

Answer:

Many things can cause foot pain . Wearing shoes that don't fit right is one of the most common reasons people (especially women) get foot problems such as calluses and bunions . With age, feet often grow wider. Also, being overweight can increase your chances of having foot problems or injuries. Go shopping for shoes in the afternoon when your feet are at their largest due to swelling . Heels on shoes shouldn't be higher than 1 inch. Shoes with a wide toe box can also lead to less problems to your feet.

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References

Abu-Laban RB, Ho K. Ankle and foot. In: Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, et al, eds. . 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 55.

Borom AH, Clanton TO. Foot and ankle: Sports shoes and orthoses. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 25, section B.

Koenig MD. Foot and ankle: Ligament Injuries of the Foot and Ankle in Adult Athletes. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 25, section C.

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