Solution To Knee & Foot Pain Post Quarantine As you make your way out of the house following the COVID-19 quarantine, you may have noticed your feet hurting more. If you feel that you are experiencing foot and knee pain when you are getting back into exercising, you are not alone. Since the stay at home orders were put into effect, there have been numerous concerns voiced by patients dealing with the pain from the feet up to the knee. Studies have shown that what you are wearing on your feet may be the cause of the pain you are experiencing.
In the comfort of your own home it is likely that you tend to just wear socks, slippers, or even go barefoot. However, with an extended period of time walking indoors, you begin to experience pain due to the lack of proper foot support. Good foot care is crucial for patients who experience repetitive-type problems, especially if they are partaking in physical activities in the wrong kind of shoes.
What you decide to wear on your feet makes a significant difference in your post-pandemic health. Studies compared the difference between the knee peak loads of those who wear running shoes to flip flops, and it is evident that people who wear shoes with more support experience less knee pain as a result. Itís time to throw away last yearís worn down running shoes and pick up a new pair that has the proper support and shock absorption you need to feel better.
It is important to pay attention to your body and maintain good foot health habits. Give your feet the support they need and provide them with appropriate foot care. We urge our patients to try these suggestions and if the pain doesnít improve, make sure you schedule an appointment with your Podiatrist.
Dr. Jeffrey S. Hurless
DPM, FACFAS Board Certified Foot & Ankle Surgeon/Podiatrist
Medical Director, HealthyFeetStore.com