At your age you should not have these old age problems!!! Check this site out on the internet .......... What causes of tired, aching feet?
Research has shown that having fallen arches, or what is more accurately described as over-pronated feet, causes a person to use more energy in walking, resulting in a much greater degree of fatigue at the end of a day than people with normal feet. This theory was proven by a research project reported in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Strenuous walking or standing for long periods has an obvious effect on your feet. Other factors include ill fitting, poorly padded shoes, tight socks or stockings and tight garters. Reduced blood circulation to the ankles and feet also causes tired aching feet.
Treatment and relief for tired, aching feet
- lay on the floor and put your feet up on like the couch or bed for about 15-20 minutes. This is a way of clearing the lymph modes and the water retention which would be a very common and very likely cause for aching feet.
- soak your feet in Teatree oil in warm water either in a basin or you can use a foot spa if you have one. Peppermint oil is good for the feet and has a soothing affect. Or use a good foot cream to relax your feet.
- have your feet massaged regularly
- exercise the feet, as it can help to keep them healthy - it tones muscles, helps to strengthen the arches and stimulates blood circulation.
- wear orthotic insoles in your shoes. Footlogics orthotics control over-pronation and support your arches, taking away one of the major causes of tired, aching feet!
- try some foot exercises:
1. Rising on tiptoes
Stand with feet parallel and, holding on to a steady piece of furniture for support, rise slowly up and down on your tiptoes. This exercises the leg muscles and helps strengthen the foot muscles.
2. Extension of sole of foot sitting down, extend and stretch the foot in as straight a line with the leg as possible.
3. Rotate the feet still sitting, extend feet one at a time and rotate slowly at the ankle, as if trying to draw the largest circle possible with the big toe. Do this first in one direction, then the other.
4. Mobilise the toes
Remain sitting with feet resting on the floor. Move the toes up and down.
pronation of the feet. As a result this will decrease internal rotation of the legs and the stretching on the leg muscles, thereby reducing tired, aching legs.
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