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Foot pain is very common

About 70% of Britons will suffer foot pain at some time in their lives. The foot is a complex structure of 26 bones and 33 joints, layered with an intertwining web of more than 120 muscles, ligaments, and nerves. If you consider that with each step we take, a force of 2-3 times our body weight is placed on our feet and during a typical day we take 8,000 - 10,000 steps, it comes as no surprise that at some time in our lives we will all suffer from some type of foot pain. The purpose of this website is to provide you with detailed information regarding the most common types of foot pain, why it occurs and what you can do to alleviate foot pain.

Factors That Will Increase The Chances Of Experiencing Foot Pain:

Age: as we age, our feet widen and flatten, plus the fat padding on the sole of the foot wears down. The skin on our feet also becomes dryer. Foot pain in older people may be the first sign of arthritis, diabetes, and circulatory disease.

Gender: Women are at higher risk than men for severe foot pain, most likely because of high-heeled shoes. Severe foot pain appears to be a major cause of general disability in older women.

Occupational Risk Factors: people who are on their feet all day because of work are very likely to suffer from some type of foot pain or discomfort.

Pregnancy: pregnant women have an increased risk of foot pain problems due to weight gain, swelling in their feet and ankles, and the release of certain hormones that cause ligaments to relax.

Sports and dancing: especially heel pain, shin splints, and knee pain are likely to occur with sports, running or dancing.

Weight gain: being overweight puts added stress on the feet and can lead to foot pain or ankle injuries.

Over-pronation: rolling inwards of the foot and flattening of the arches (over-pronation) is a major contributing factor to foot pain.

Treatment Solutions For Foot Pain

FootActive orthotics offer effective, low cost and long-lasting relief from foot pain problems. Developed by podiatrists, FootActive orthotics help restore the ideal neutral position of the feet and help correct 'over-pronation'.

By restoring our normal foot function, FootActive orthotic insoles also help re-gain natural body balance. FootActive orthotics are the result of years of biomechanical research and development. They are designed to provide you with relief for many common foot ailments, whilst assisting in long term prevention of future foot problems and foot pain.

FootActive's unique design and material composition gives the wearer a combination of support and cushioning. This results in ultimate walking comfort and effective relief from common aches and pains.

FootActive biomechanical arch supports offer a very affordable, easy and instant solution to foot pain and discomfort. They can also assist with shin pain, aching legs, knee pain and back pain.

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