Why do your feet hurt? Here are a few ideas:
Heal Spurs- These are calcium deposits that cause extended bone growth from the heel, often caused by excessive stress on the ligaments. As you age there is a decreased mobility and heeling takes longer causing this condition.
Plantar Fasciitis- Planter Facia is the connective tissue that runs from your heel to the balls of your feet. This tissue can become bruised and overstretched causing heel and foot pain.
Bunions- These are caused by abnormal bone formation resulting in painful swellings most often near the inside of the big toe.
Calluses- These are caused by repeated friction and pressure resulting in a buildup of thickened skin at the bottom of the foot, heel, and inside the big toe.
Poor Circulation- If your feet have poor circulation that means blood is not flowing. Blood flow is important for healing, fighting germs, removing waste, and regulating your body temperature.
Walking 18 holes of golf, swinging like a mad person, and kicking the odd golf ball out of the bush (better known as the Texas Wedge) puts a lot of stress on our precious feet.
We get so caught up being our own Google MD we forget about the most important part. The Solution!
Walking, running, and golfing used to hurt my feet. Now I walk, run, and golf and my feet are pain free?
If you are like me you will use google and become your own doctor so to speak. This is a great way to find information, but who are you supposed to believe? There are thousands of articles about foot pain and potential solutions. So you may ask “What did you do when your feet really started to hurt?
To save you a lot of time and effort this will be brief. First I googled “Why do my feet hurt?” The results of this search lead to many medical reasons why my feet may have been hurting. Included in all these search results were a plethora of pain descriptions including tingling, burning, sharp, shooting, lighting like…
This lead me to find out that Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common reasons for foot pain. Why do medical terms always have to sound so fancy? Most medical terms come from Latin History. Did you know your toes are called phalanges and the bones associated with each of your toes are called metatarsals? Who cares right?
Was Plantar Fasciitis Causing My Foot Pain?
I cannot conclude whether I had Plantar Fasciitis or not, based on all the symptoms it seemed to make sense. Two main points came of the articles – Massage the Facia Ligament – Wear Insoles.
I started to massage my feet in the morning and evening for 5 to 10 minutes. This helped with the pain but it was gross and tough on the hands.
Would Insoles Help Sore Golf Feet?
$100 later and I tried at least 3 pairs of Gel Insoles. Gel insoles are comfortable but a little bulky. Ok at best but my feet still hurt.
At some point somebody recommended these massaging insoles from a company online that was in Saskatchewan, Canada. My co-worker (Mike) was also suffering from Plantar Fasciitis (self-diagnosed). We both purchased these massaging insoles online. $50 a pair! 4 days later we had our insoles.
These insoles are awesome? Trying them for the first time is really cool – like bubbles under your feet. A couple of weeks later Mike and I both noticed that our feet weren’t hurting anymore. Massaging Insoles who would have thought? A massage every time you walked how could it get any better?
Currently I have 4 pairs, 2 sets in golf shoes, and 2 sets in my work shoes. They are black and can easily be fit in any type of shoe. Can be cut to fit any footwear you desire. Really Simple!
Liked the insoles so much I bought the company? Ok maybe not but I did agree to an affiliate partnership. These massaging insoles are magic and more than worth their weight in gold. Do yourself favor and buy a couple of pairs. You won’t regret it!