Morton’s Neuroma occurs in a nerve in the foot, often between the third and fourth toes. The condition involves a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to the toes. A neuroma is caused by repeated friction and pressure on the nerve, which in turn causes the nerve to scar and become thicker. The result is numbness, tingling, or burning between the toes. Pain or burning also may shoot backwards up the foot into the leg.
Plantar Fasciitis is a very common medical condition causing heel and foot pain in adults. Those suffering from this foot condition experience symptoms of heel pain that is usually most severe first thing in the morning. Plantar Fasciitis is a predominant cause of heel pain, most often referred to as a heel spur.
Iliotibial Band Syndrome is one of the most common causes of knee pain in runners. IT Band Syndrome is caused when the knee becomes inflammed during training sessions or from over-use. Sometimes, over-pronation of the foot (turning downward or inward) may cause pain on the lateral (outer) side of the knee, lateral thigh, or lateral hip, known as IT Band Syndrome. The degree of discomfort can range from a dull aching to a sharp stabbing pain, and it is usually not localized but covers a large area. Full Story
Research has shown which types of insoles are good for the different types of foot arches. While many people will experiment to see which product works best, there are a few general rules when it comes to matching insoles with arch types.
Plantar Fasciitis is very a common foot condition for many adults, however, there plenty of other common foot conditions many might not know about.
A list of some common foot conditions that affect people everyday are:
IT Band Syndrome
Many of these are caused by average, every day activities. Some conditions, such as knee, back, hip, and joint pain also are caused by lack of support in our shoes. To learn more about which insoles can relieve foot pain, view our Insole Guide.