Morton’s Neuroma, a Painful Foot Condition

Foot Pain From Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma is a medical condition that affects the nerve in between the third and fourth toes. However, it only usually affects one foot.

The Causes of Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma develops when the nerve between the third and fourth toes becomes crushed and / or irritated. The suspected cause of the irritation is wearing shoes that are too narrow. When the small bones of the foot press up against the nerve they cause the nerve and its surrounding tissues to become increasingly thick. Some foot care specialists believe that other foot conditions, including bunions and high foot arches, play a role in the development of Morton’s neuroma.

Anyone of any age can develop Morton’s neuroma. However, the condition commonly affects women. In particular, it tends to develop in women who regularly wear high-heeled footwear, those who partake in regular exercise and those with high arched feet.

The Symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma causes a tingling sensation at the base of toes or in the ball of the foot. Over time, this sensation may worsen, leading to cramping in the toes and shooting pains in the foot. The pain is likely to be at its worst when an affected individual tries to walk and / or wears shoes that fail to provide their feet with an appropriate level of support. In some people with Morton’s neuroma, the pain is so bad that they try to avoid placing their affected foot on the ground.

Anyone experiencing tingling sensations or pain in their feet should consult with a trained podiatrist, an individual who specializes in foot problems. A podiatrist may examine the affected foot and determine the severity and type of any pain felt, the duration of the symptoms experienced, the type of footwear worn and any work or leisure activities that have been carried out. An X-ray, MRI scan or ultrasound scan may be taken so that the structures inside of the foot can be viewed.

Non Invasive Treatment of Morton’s Neuroma

Individuals with Morton’s neuroma are strongly advised to wear appropriate footwear. The pain of this condition is likely to be of greater intensity when an individual wears tight or otherwise ill-fitting shoes. Wearing shoes with a wider toe-box can aid in lessening the pain of this condition by providing more room for the toes and prevent rubbing of the feet. High-heeled shoes are likely to worsen the pain of Morton’s neuroma. Shoes with heels over 5 cm in height and those with pointed toes should therefore be avoided at all costs.

Engaging in exercise can worsen the symptoms of Morton’s neuroma. This is particularly true of sports that involve running. Individuals with Morton’s neuroma may therefore be advised to try sports that don’t place considerable pressure on their feet.

It has been our experience that providing appropriate metetarsal support, like the Birkenstock Blue Footbed, may help to alleviate the symptoms. We also recommend the Kenkoh Health Massage Sandal to ease the stress in your feet and help to restore normal function to the affected area.

 

How Can Kenkoh Reflexology Foot Massage Sandals Improve Your Health?

Kenkoh Reflexology Foot Massage Sandals and Your Health

Kenkoh Health Massage Sandals are basically designed on the principles of reflexology. These reflexology sandals feature dozens of nodules made of natural latex rubber that help stimulate nerve pressure points in your feet. Wearing these sandals while you are walking, standing or sitting allows the nodules to apply gentle pressure on the reflex points of your feet and provides therapeutic massage to the soles of your feet. This gentle reflexology foot massage proves to be highly beneficial in preventing or alleviating various health problems in a simple and natural manner.

How do Kenkoh Reflexology Sandals Improve Health?

The buildup of excess waste such as lactic acid and uric acid often tend to settle and crystallize in the feet. This accumulation impedes proper blood circulation and prevents the nerves from functioning properly, thereby causing aching and tired feet. However, since the Kenkoh “fingers” provide gentle massage action to your feet, wearing this reflexology footwear helps in not only breaking the buildup of excess crystals in your feet, but also help to stimulate blood flow and restore function to your nerves and reflex areas, thereby improving your overall health.

Kenkoh Reflexology Foot Massage Sandals Health Benefits

Kenkoh Reflexology SandalEase pain: The fact that this foot massage sandals stimulates the reflex points in your feet, wearing these sandals help open and clear nerve pathways, thereby reducing pain. In fact, wearing Kenkoh sandals have successfully helped athletes to ease their muscle aches and pains, thereby reducing their recovery time to a great extent.

Improve Immune system: Wearing Kenkoh reflexology sandals help stimulate the lymphatic system, which may help to reduce the risk of infection. The fact that foot reflexology helps get rid of toxins from your body and encourages the production of endorphin, wearing these sandals helps in improving your immune system and a helps create a sense of overall well being.

Feel Energetic: Reflexology basically helps stimulate and relax pathways thereby revitalizing the flow of energy throughout the body. Thus, wearing this reflexology footwear helps increase your energy levels and makes you feel less tired or fatigued. Improve

Blood Circulation: Wearing these foot massage sandals help you relax your body and reduce stress and tension. This factor proves to be highly beneficial in allowing the cardiovascular system to pump blood naturally and easily, thereby improving blood circulation. Improved blood flow to the vital organs in the body helps in getting rid of waste and toxins from the body, but also helps deliver nutrients and oxygen to these organs, thereby nourishing body tissues.

Reduce stress: One of the great benefits of reflexology is relaxation. The fact that wearing these reflexology sandals helps in applying gentle pressure on the appropriate points of your feet proves to be highly beneficial in helping reduce stress and make you feel calm and relaxed. Generating a tranquil relaxation in turn helps your body to stabilize itself and allow the healing energy to flow naturally. Kenkoh reflexology foot massage sandals are a powerful tool that can help you incorporate all the health benefits of foot reflexology massage in your daily routine in a simple and easy way. Thus, buying Kenkoh sandals can prove to be a great investment towards the improvement of your health and overall well being.

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Retail Store Sale – Begins 12/24

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End of Year Clearance at 9 HFP Retail Locations! Save $50, $30, $20 during our End of Year Clearance, but only at one of our 9 Florida retail locations.

While at Happy Feet Plus stores ask for a FREE digital foot analysis. The analysis identifies “hot” spots on the soles of your feet and helps the Healthy Footwear Specialist select footwear to help you feel better.

Retail Store Sale Ending 12/16/12

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While at Happy Feet Plus stores ask for a FREE digital foot analysis. The analysis identifies “hot” spots on the soles of your feet and helps the Healthy Footwear Specialist select footwear to help you feel better.

Birkenstock: Quality Footwear for Everyone

Birkenstock has been synonymous with quality footwear since 1774. Made in Germany, these clogs, sandals, and shoes are designed to support your feet, and provide absolute comfort throughout the entire day.

Birkenstock Milano

There are several reasons why Birkenstocks outlast the competition. One of them is the traditional styles which continue to be popular while fads come and go. Leather never goes out of fashion, nor does the virtue of a simple shade of brown or black. If they are well cared for, leather sandals will keep a pair of feet healthy and well supported for many summers.

It is important not to overlook the footbed and what sets one product apart from another. In the case of Birkenstocks, there is shock absorption to protect foot and ankle joints. The heel is deep for comfort and traction.Another reason that Birkenstock sandals are so enduring is that they support the arch of a foot without the addition of insoles. There are three types of arch support available: soft, moderate, and high arch support. With width selections to choose from as well and lots of toe room, many consumers with unusually shaped feet will still find the ideal shoe if they peruse the Birkenstock website.

For the teen—or even adult—who prefers bright colors, a number of new shades have been added over the years. They include anemone, silver pine, and picante. Some are available in patent or soft leather. Others are the shades of suede footwear.

Birkenstock Boston ClogOne important feature of the Birkenstock sandal is that even thongs are adjustable. Numerous designs have a buckle which means that, if feet swell because of heat or health issues, a customer’s shoes can adapt, remaining comfortable and practical. There is typically at least one buckle on a pair of open-toed sandals. Sandal varieties include open and closed backs, ankle straps (for men women & children), and two-strap styles. Clogs are another matter: some have no buckles at all, just a soft enclosure at the front and an open back. Others provide buckle adjustment across the top, while the t-strap is suggestive of old-fashioned girls’ shoes.

Recently, Birkenstock branched out to create several lines of shoes which are fully enclosed. They are laced-up at the front and feature minimal stitching. Men will find them to be light yet durable with good traction.

While the quality of Birkenstocks is critical, another reason consumers choose their products is because of their dedication to green initiatives. For instance, they make their cork soles out of recycled materials from the wine industry. Leftover materials are then recycled for other uses. Birkenstock footwear can be repaired. If a buckle comes loose or rusty but the rest of the shoe is in good shape, take it to a local retailer for repair. The company also suggests ways to treat and clean specific materials such as cork, Nubuck leather, and suede so that they will last many years.

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Happy Feet Plus Retail Store Sale – Nov. 4-18

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While at Happy Feet Plus stores ask for a FREE digital foot analysis. The analysis identifies “hot” spots on the soles of your feet and helps the Healthy Footwear Specialist select footwear to help you feel better.

Seven Sandals on Sale

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Happy Feet Plus Retail Store Sale – Oct. 7-21

SAVE $10 on Kenkoh Sandals and on all Orthotics. All orthotics by Birkenstock, Finn Comfort and Aetrex are on sale. You can get comfort and relief for as low as $49.99, but only at one of our 9 Florida retail locations.

In addition, our best-selling product – the Kenkoh Therapeutic Massage Sandals – are on sale for only $89.99. You can choose from one of five styles that fit your personal preference.

While at Happy Feet Plus stores ask for a FREE digital foot analysis. The analysis identifies “hot” spots on the soles of your feet and helps the Healthy Footwear Specialist select footwear to help you feel better.

Happy Feet Plus Manager Helps to Lobby for Improvements

Happy Feet Plus-Sarasota Manager Kathy Lanier Active in Community

Happy Feet Plus Manager Helps to Lobby for Improvements

A new group, called the Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association, aims to bring a more focused approach to issues important to downtown shop owners. As a founding member, Kathy Lanier, manager of the local Happy Feet Plus retail store is helping push for improvements meant to bring more customers to the Main Street area.

Click Here to read the full story from the September 20, 2012 issue of the Sarasota Observer.

 

 

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