My Aching Feet – How I Resolved the Pain

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For many years now, my feet have been killing me.  It has been so bad, that my family would have to rent a wheelchair for me when going to museums and amusement parks.  It was debilitating and was hindering my life greatly.

I went to the doctor.  And I was throw in with everyone else.  “You need orthotic.”  Although they helped. They did not resolve the issue.  And having to wear tennis shoe and shoe that were big enough to house the orthotic, was debilitating my me, my business fashion, and self-esteem.

Ibuprofen start not to work.  And I was taking to much.  Something had to give.

The Foot Facts

The foot has thirty-three joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and tendons hold the structure together and allow it to move in a variety of ways. There are 52 bones in the foot; which is one quarter of all the bones in your body. There are more nerve endings per square centimeter in the foot than any other part of the body.

The soles of your feet contain more sweat glands and sensitive nerve-endings per square centimeter than any other part of your body.

The average person walks up to about 160 000 kilometers, or 115,000 miles, in their lifetime, enough to walk around the earth 4 times. That works out to around 6 and a half kilometers a day.

Each step can exert a pressure on your feet that exceeds your body weight and when you’re running, it can be three or four times your weight.  This adds up to a cumulative force of over 500 tons a day. With certain sporting activities this force can go up to 7 times body weight.

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Reflexology

To help with the healing of my foot.  I tried Reflexology.  I wanted to see if this would Increases circulation in the foot.  Hence, promotes healing.

Reflexology or zone therapy is an alternative medicine.  It involves the application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques. During this massaging no oil or lotions are used. It is thought that there is a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands.  Pressing on specific reflex points on the foot is thought to induce a healing response in corresponding organs and areas of the body.  See figure 1.

Try kneading the soft fleshy ball of the foot, pulling on the toes, tracing around the heel and pushing deep into the arch are just some of the reflexology methods.

Reflexology is thought heal headaches to sinus problems to stomach issues. If you have sensitivity or tenderness when certain areas of the foot are stimulated, it is thought to be an indication of bodily weaknesses or imbalances within the corresponding organ.

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Do I Have Diabetes If My Feet Hurt?

According to Web M.D., diabetes can reduce blood flow to your feet. Which in turn deprives your feet of oxygen and nutrients. This makes it more difficult for blisters, sores, and cuts to heal.  And when cuts and blisters are not healing properly, you are more likely to get infections.

In addition, diabetic nerve damage called peripheral neuropathy can cause numbness in your feet.

You may become very sensitive to the lightest touch.  Something as simple as the sheets on your bed on top of your feet.

According to Diabetes Self-Management, your blood glucose numbers should look like this:

Fasting

  • Without diabetes: 70–99 mg/dl (3.9–5.5 mmol/L)
  • ADA recommendation with diabetes: 80–130 mg/dl (4.4–7.2 mmol/L)

2 hours after meals

  • Without diabetes: Less than 140 mg/dl (7.8 mmol/L)
  • ADA recommendation with diabetes: Less than 180 mg/dl (10.0 mmol/L)

Is Ibuprofen safe?

Many people assume that if a drug is sold over the counter (OTC) that they are completely safe. That might be true if they are taken in moderation.  User of these OTC need to understand that there might be consequences.  Taking this OTC for a period of time can give you ulcers, blood pressure issues, allergic reactions, and more.

Women Are Finally Ditching High Heels

According to the Washington Post and many other sources, that women are trading in their high-heels for sneakers and flats. Sales of heels has dropped 12% in 2017.  While sales of women’s sneakers rose 37% percent.

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This content is strictly the opinion of Colorado Martini, and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Colorado Martini nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.

 References

• Stacy Simone [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons. Foot-massage-chart.jpg: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Foot-massage-chart.jpg , retrieved on May 22, 2018
• Nerves Network Nervous System Line Connections: https://pixabay.com/en/nerves-network-nervous-system-line-2728138/, Creative Commons, retrieved on May 22, 2018
• Reflexology: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reflexology, retrieved on May 22, 2018
• Reflexology 101: Not Just a Foot Massage, https://www.spafinder.com/blog/healing/reflexology-101-treatment-benefits/, retrieved on May 22, 2018
• The plantar nerves. Gray833.png, [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gray833.png, retrieved on May 22, 2018
• Foot Facts. http://www.podiatryinfocanada.ca/Public/Facts, retrieved on May 22, 2018
• Diabetes Self-Management: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/what-is-a-normal-blood-sugar-level/, retrieved on May 22, 2018
• Web M.D. https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/tips-foot-care#1 ,retrieved on May 22, 2018
• Web M.D. https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/features/pain-relievers-nsaids#1 , retrieved on May 29, 2018
• Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2018/03/07/high-heels-are-the-worst-and-women-are-finally-ditching-them/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.bf8bb85277d6 , retrieved on May 29, 2018

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