4 Foot Issues You Shouldn’t Ignore for National Women’s Health Month


Did you know that women are more prone to certain foot problems than men? It’s true! From pregnancy to shoe choices, many lifestyle factors can impact women’s foot health, adding to the typical troubles most people face with their lower extremities.

Women’s Health Month isn’t quite over yet, so the podiatrists at Your Next Step have put together a quick blog aimed at helping ladies of all ages move around pain-free! Keep reading to learn about four common podiatric conditions that women face often and what you can do to resolve them.

Bunions: More Than Just a Bumpy Toe

Swollen Ankles? Edema Might Be the Culprit

  • Edema, or swelling in the feet and ankles, often occurs during pregnancy or from prolonged standing. Women face it frequently.
  • While uncomfortable, edema is manageable! Get some rest and consider compression socks to improve circulation and reduce swelling.

Ball of Foot Pain? Neuromas Could Be the Reason

  • Neuromas, pinched nerves that can lead to a burning pain in the ball of your foot, are often the product of overly tight shoes.
  • Switching to roomier footwear helps, while supportive orthotic inserts offer additional relief.

Hammertoes: When Your Toes Take an Unnatural Bend

Experiencing Foot Pain? Don’t Wait!

If you’re experiencing any discomfort, don’t hesitate to seek professional help. The team at Your Next Step is here to get you back on your feet!

Are you a woman who could use some help with foot and ankle care? Dr. Eric Ricefield, Dr. Mark Yagodich, Dr. Aliza V. Eisen, and Dr. Cassandra Stache are ready to help you step forward pain-free. Schedule your appointment and contact us today!

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