Foot Pain | Don’t Suffer on

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Our feet have one of the hardest jobs in the world. We rely on them to take us where we want to go, and in return we subject them to all sorts of hardship. Perhaps you have a job that requires you to stand all day, you’re an avid hiker or marathon runner, or you squeeze them in to high heels day after day. It’s no wonder your feet hurt, but it is possible to find relief and enjoy a life free from foot pain.

Foot pain may seem inevitable. We live busy lives with constant wear & tear on our feet and joints. However, this is not the case! If you’re living with aching or painful feet, there are solutions and options for relief. Talk to us at Foot Solutions, this is what we do. You deserve to live a pain-free, happy life and we are here to help.

Foot pain can get in the way of life’s most enjoyable experiences.

We all have activities we love doing in life and these activities are different for everyone. So whether you love to walk, hike, run, travel, play sports, shop with friends or simply like to be active at home, you deserve to feel comfortable on your feet.
It’s always amazing to us at Foot Solutions just how much people are willing to suffer and miss out on before they decide to get help for an ongoing foot problem. Foot discomfort or foot pain can cause people to skip an event or change their plans, time and time again. This is not normal. You should not ‘suffer on’ as we tend to do in Ireland and we should never accept Foot Pain as something we simply have to learn to live with.

Life is short and your feet are your freedom, so don’t let foot pain stop you from doing the things you love.

“I have suffered with a lot of foot, knee and lower back pain which had significantly curtailed my active lifestyle. I enjoyed lots of walking and didn’t want to give this up but pain and discomfort was stopping me. I tried everything but nothing worked.

A friend of mine advised me to give Foot Solutions a try because he’d had similar issues and was delighted with the help and solutions he got there.

I went into my nearest Foot Solutions store in Stillorgan, was put through a comprehensive Foot Assessment by their very experienced Pedorthist who recommended a firm orthotic (to realign my body and to offload pressure on my feet and knees) together with a pair of extra cushion walking shoes.

I am x-army so, as you can imagine, when the Pedorthist gave me a full list of exercises to do and instructions to follow, I followed them to the letter. It was explained to me that orthotics are one part of the recovery solution but it is very necessary to follow all other instructions given. This ensures a much faster recovery and I am testament to that.

Within a couple of weeks I went back into Foot Solutions to report that the pain in my feet was gone and the pain in knees and lower back was hugely reduced. Life is so much better and I am back walking as much as before. I wanted to share my experience in this testimonial so that I can help others in similar discomfort.

I am so sorry I didn’t go into Foot Solutions when I was much younger then I could have avoided all this injury! Learn from me please!”

William Dillon

How many types of foot problems are there?

Dozens of conditions could be making your foot hurt. Here are just some of the most common foot problems we see here at Foot Solutions:

Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. It is the inflammation caused by excessive stretching of the plantar fascia, the broad band of fibrous tissue which runs along the bottom surface of the foot, attaching at the bottom of the heel bone and extending to the forefoot. When the plantar fascia is excessively stretched, this can cause Plantar Fasciitis, which can also lead to foot problems such as heel pain, arch pain, and heel spurs. Read More

Heel Spurs
A heel spur is an abnormal growth of the heel bone, the largest bone in the foot which absorbs the greatest amount of shock and pressure. Calcium deposits form when the plantar fascia pulls away from the heel area, causing a bony protrusion, or heel spur to develop. The plantar fascia is a broad band of fibrous tissue located along the bottom surface of the foot that runs from the heel to the forefoot. Heel spurs can cause extreme pain in the rear foot, especially while standing or walking. Read More

A Bunion is a bony protrusion of the big toe joint that can cause friction and pain when wearing shoes. It is a common foot problem, mainly affecting the female population due to improper footwear. Read more

Achilles Tendonitis
Achilles Tendonitis is a condition of irritation and inflammation of the large tendon in the back of the ankle. Although it is the largest tendon in the body, it is also the weakest and most prone to injury.
If your calf muscles ache or your Achilles tendon feels swollen or tight, you may be suffering from the condition. Read more

Mortons Neuroma
Morton’s Neuroma is a common foot problem associated with pain, swelling and/or an inflammation of a nerve. It usually occurs at the ball-of-the-foot between the 3rd and 4th toes. Symptoms of this condition include sharp pain, burning, and even a lack of feeling in the affected area. Morton’s Neuroma may also cause numbness, tingling, or cramping in the forefoot. Read more

A hammer toe is a toe that is contracted at the PIP joint (middle joint in the toe) and can lead to severe pressure and pain. Ligaments and tendons that have tightened cause the toe’s joints to curl downwards. Hammer toes may occur in any toe, except the big toe. There is often discomfort at the top part of the toe that is rubbing against the shoe. Read more

Arch Pain
Each foot has two arches – the longitudinal arch which runs the length of the foot, and the transverse arch which runs the width. The 26 bones, ligaments & muscles of the foot, along with a tough, sinewy tissue known as the plantar fascia, provide secondary support to the foot. There are also fat pads in the foot to help with weight-bearing and absorbing impact. Arch pain can occur whenever something goes wrong with the function or interaction of any of these structures. Read more

Our Foot Assessment Process

Takes Approximately 30 mins | Free Consultation | No Obligation
Caring for your feet properly begins with getting to know them, and our experienced team will be delighted to give you a full assessment, free of charge. Our assessment usually takes 30 minutes, and is completed in store by one of our trained pedorthists.

Book an Appointment at Foot Solutions

Here at Foot Solutions, we are dedicated to finding solutions to common foot problems and resolving foot pain.

We travel the world to find the very best products to support your feet and reduce discomfort, and our free in-store assessments enable us to find a unique approach for you. Our experienced team will take the time to get to know you and your feet, and will work through a tried and tested assessment process to ensure that our recommendations are ideal for you.

We’re generous with our time and our expertise because we believe that our job isn’t done until we have found a solution that helps you to enjoy a full and active lifestyle, without foot pain. Book an Appointment here.