Common Foot Problems for Men

Common Foot Problems for Men

Throughout their lives, many men develop foot diseases and issues, but they are frequently overlooked or left untreated. The feet are responsible for handling a lot of force and weight throughout the duration of our lives and constantly take a lot of daily abuse from walking, running, jumping, and climbing. It should come as no surprise that the inflammation and injuries we experience in our feet result in a number of problems. Among the main causes of foot issues are poor footwear, diabetes, and aging. Here are some of the most typical foot issues that commonly affect males, along with some podiatrist-recommended footwear available on The Healthy Feet Store to properly address each issue.

  1. Plantar Fasciitis

    You should be on the lookout for plantar fasciitis symptoms if you engage in activities that involve a lot of jogging or if you work outside. One of the most frequent reasons for heel discomfort that we treat is plantar fasciitis. The thick band of tissue that connects your heel to the ball of your foot, known as the plantar fascia, becomes inflamed and is known as plantar fasciitis. Chronic stress can cause the fascia to develop microscopic rips. These tears start to mend while you sleep at night, but they rip open once more when you put weight on them again.

    The Brooks Men's Addiction Walker 2 Motion Control Walking Shoe is one of the most biomechanically corrected motion control walking shoes available for fitness walkers with sensitive feet and for medical and service workers who need a reliable shoe. Individuals who suffer from plantar fasciitis or another chronic foot issue and must stand or walk around for long periods of time are aware of how an unsuitable shoe can make the situation worse. The Brook's Men's Addiction Walker 2 is designed with the active man in mind. Extra support to the heel and the arch of the foot helps relieve pain and get you back on your feet.

  2. Athlete's Foot

    Athlete's foot is a fungal skin infection that usually begins between the toes. It is brought on by a fungus that thrives in warm, wet public settings, such as locker rooms and public restrooms. By taking precautions and maintaining excellent cleanliness, an athlete's foot infection can be easily avoided. When using shared facilities, it's important to always wear shower shoes and keep the feet dry and clean. Also, be sure to wash or replace sweaty, worn-out footwear.

    The Vionic Wave Men's Sandal offers a foot-friendly, doctor-approved alternative to flimsy plastic sandals and is the ideal shower shoe to wear to prevent athlete's foot. The Vionic Wave, which was created and approved by podiatrists, corrects pronation and poor weight distribution, which can cause back pain, knee pain, ankle pain, heel pain, and other mobility difficulties.

  3. Bunions

    Have a bony bump with a sore, reddish edge near the base of your big toe? Those are bunions. A bunion can cause more than just a sore sensation. It can interfere with your footwear, refusing to fit comfortably in your closed-toe shoes and appearing a little odd in your flip-flops and sandals. Bunions can be caused by a variety of interrelated factors, not the least of which are your genetics, body weight, and foot mechanics. Much like your eye color, your vulnerability to bunions can be inherited from your parents. To accommodate your bunion, you need to look for shoes with a wide toe box.

    Apis 728-E Men's Edema and Bunion Shoes are designed with features to accommodate your foot condition while keeping feet supported and comfortable. These men's stretchable shoes feature an extra soft genuine napa leather upper with stretchable lycra vamps and bunion flex area. The expandable lycra padded collar offers flexibility for swollen ankles. These Apis orthopedic stretch shoes for men also accommodate a severe high instep, pronation, flat feet, bunions and hammertoes.

  4. Achilles Tendonitis

    Achilles Tendonitis is another problem that plagues athletes frequently. The tendon irritation directly below your calf muscle, which is typically brought on by overuse, is what's causing the sharp discomfort. If you transition from supportive to minimalist athletic shoes too rapidly, you can also notice a hint of tendonitis. By easing into your shoes and stretching your calf before and after high-impact exercise, you can prevent tendonitis.

    The Propet Stability X Strap Shoe gives your foot's arch excellent support, easing the strain and stress brought on by high-impact exercises. Moreover, it offers improved traction on various terrains. The Propet's double-removable EVA insoles provide the wearer with additional comfort, especially while suffering from Achilles Tendonitis.

  5. Corns and calluses

    Corns and calluses are caused by pressure or friction on skin. A corn is thickened skin on the top or side of a toe. Most of the time it is caused by bad-fitting shoes. If you wear shoes that are too tight, the excess friction can damage the skin on your feet, leading to irritation and calluses. Always wear the appropriate footwear, and avoid mistakes like wearing dress shoes to the gym.

    The Propet Coleman strap shoes provide the comfort of an adjustable strap with a contemporary look. It is made of luxurious suede and has a unique hook and strap feature. Terry material, recognized for its softness, warmth, and incredible durability, is used to cushion the plush, replaceable insoles. The broad toe box will provide plenty of area for toes to relax and remain comfortable if you suffer from calluses.

Written by
Dr. Jeffrey S. Hurless
DPM, FACFAS Board Certified Foot & Ankle Surgeon/Podiatrist
Medical Director,

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