If your feet are giving you discomfort only when you are walking, chances are you also don’t recall an injury or else you would be able to relate it to the incident.
So in these cases, some reasons you could be experiencing pain only when walking could be linked to a fair few things.
Importantly it depends on the location of the pain.
The most important cause is actually in the way you have been walking because let’s do the math.
The more you walk in a manner that causes your feet to work harder to balance your body, the quicker you will experience the onset of pain.
In this article, we will break down the most common causes of pain while walking with respect to the location of the foot. Including the rear foot (heel section), forefoot (the balls of the feet), lateral section (the outsides of your feet), and medial section (the arches of your feet).
The best kind of treatment is to help elongate your stride. It is common to have tight calves and hamstrings in this scenario.
therefore the best way to help is to grab yourself a foam roller and roll your calves and hamstrings.
You’ll be able to feel a major difference if you roll one leg and then try walking. You should immediately feel relief and have an elongated stride.
Forefoot pain when walking refers to any location from the balls of the feet to the tip of the toes.
Common pain in this region is generally experienced in the joints.
One of the most common locations is to feel pain when walking. This is largely because the toe is not getting the necessary bend it needs to transfer your body weight to the tip of the toe. Instead, the Toe becomes jarred.
Read more about this here: why-does-my-big-toe-joint-hurt.
The 3rd toe also assists in stability and balance but because it’s generally shorter than the 1st and 2nd toe, the third toe is not under so much stress.
The most common complaints of the 3rd toe occur when the toe is curling into a hammer toe OR the space between the joints is squeezing on the nerve and causing pain.
The shortest toe in the foot and one of the most common locations in the foot to develop calluses. The 5th toe joint is also the location for a Tailor’s bunion.
The common causes of Tailors bunion and onset of pain are vastly caused by the way you walk. Specifically out-toeing walkers.
When looking for the best solution to rid your foot pain at the time you need your feet the most, it’s simply to correct the patterns that are causing the issues in the first place!
If you’ve read the article so far you’ll have a better understanding of the exact movements that are causing you grief.
So the simple question now is:
“How do You Correct Your Walking Motion?”
Podiatrists have been Solving this for decades using Custom Orthotic Devices.
Orthotics are inserts created to correct your personal walking pattern. Because all our feet move in unique ways you’ll need a custom orthotic to address your exact starting point.
For a Podiatrist to create a pair of orthotics you traditionally needed to go visit a clinic and have your consultation, biomechanical assessment and scans done in person. Which would cost you a whopping price tag between $700-1000 AUD.
However! We’re here to tell you the good news. Orthotics are the ultimate treatment that is scientifically backed with evidence.
They are a long-term solution because when they are made well, they last at least 5-7 years.
Orthotics are the best way to avoid future injuries as well as painful and costly surgical procedures too!
The even BETTER NEWS is that orthotics don’t need to cost you $700-1000.