More often than not, this change is in the dynamic of what is worn, it is most likely that this is to lead to foot problems. The tissue loading is changed by what is worn on the feet and if tissue is overloaded for a period of time, it will become sore. If it is continually overloaded this may result in an injury of some type that will take longer to settle.
A perfect example of this would be heel pain in the following scenario:
Mr blogs works in an office and is seated 80% of the day, he wears work shoes of dress nature that have a positive pitch or lift in the heel, are reasonably flexible and cover the full area of the foot. He works out at the gym in training shoes 3 mornings a week for half an hour.
He is delighted to leave the office and hit the beach summer, he leaves his shoes at home takes his jandles and heads off to the beach.
Because he has more time, he is more active than usual and enjoys regular long walks along the beach in his jandles and occasionally in barefeet. On the second week of the break he starts to develop a nagging pain in his right heel.
Pain is worse in the morning and very sore after walks .
This is a common scenario of the start of plantar fasciitis we see this in January, February and March each year after.
What has happened is that the elevation in the shoe has been dropped with the jandal and there has been an increase in activity with the walking on a very soft sandy surface.
The take-home message is use your common sense if you're going for a long walk then it's probably a good idea to use more suitable shoes for shorter periods of casual wear candles are likely to be fine for most people.
Stretch your calves and muscles when you increase their use and be realistic with increasing the length of exercise .
We never advised wearing bare feet around town or and shopping areas due to the risk of injury with foreign objects, this is actually relevant for people with diabetes peripheral vascular disease.
Click to View our weekly Blog Posts
Are you Experiencing Knee Pain? Knee Pain Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is the most common cause of knee pain that affects the front of the knee joint. Pain often presents around the front of the knee and may feel as if it is coming from the centre of the knee or right “under the knee…About this event
When we treat a child with foot and leg pain at Waikato Podiatry Clinic, the treatment often includes excersises, footwear recommendations, and in some cases, custom-made arch supports (orthotics) Parents sometimes have a concern about costs and how long orthotics and quality footwear will last because their child’s foot is growing so fast, which is…About this event
Arthritis in Feet – Causes & Solutions Types of Arthritis: Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Juvenile Idiopathic arthritis, Reactive arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Lupus, Scleroderma, Polymyalgia Rheumatica. Osteoarthritis: A degenerative disease that causes thinning or destruction of cartilage, leaving the ends of bones unprotected. This causes pain, stiffness, swelling, deformity and decreased mobility of…About this event
Sesamoiditis is a common condition that causes pain in the ball of the foot, specifically under the big toe joint. The sesamoid bones are two small bones located under the big toe joint within 9 tendons that run to the end of the big toe. A sesamoid is greek for “Sesame Seed” and in this…About this event
This is a question we hear often at Waikato Podiatry, and here are some guides to help you better understand the role of imaging in podiatry and when it can help. Firstly, lets look at the different types of imaging and what they can and cannot offer. X-Ray X-Ray is the baseline level of…About this event
What is a Swift Machine? The Swift machine is a recently new treatment that we have here at the Waikato Podiatry clinic. We are the only clinic in the Waikato that has one of these units. The Swift machine is used for treating plantar warts, or verrucae. How Successful is the Swift Machine? A lot…About this event
We often get asked this time of year if it is okay to wear bare feet or jandles in the summer. Of course it is okay to use these in the summer occasionally, but when doing so, please bare in mind that this will likely be a different situation to what you and your feet…About this event
Footwear technology has come a long way over the past fifty or so years, yet many athletes and weekend warriors still get injured. Looks can be decieving Many patients with common foot injuries will tell us they decided to start excersizing again for fitness or to lose wight, so instead of purchasing a new…About this event
Everyone will develop sore feet at some stage in their life and the more active you are, with work and sport, the more likely the chance of painful feet developing. So how does a Podiatrist at Waikato Podiatry Clinic treat sore feet? Well there are many treatment options available, and the underlying cause (Diagnosis) of…About this event
- Opening -
Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Closed from the 22nd December to 3rd of January 2024.
- Company -
Waikato Podiatry Clinic
10 Pembroke Street, Hamilton Lake, Hamilton
93a Thomas Road, Rototuna, Hamilton