Foot Related Conditions
Keeping you balanced and upright, our feet absorb the full impact of our weight. Adapting to different terrain, your heels and feet absorb the energy and force from the ground with every step you take. At Silipos, we empower your steps with healthy movement from your knees, down to your toes, cushioning your body where you need it most.
The arch are the primary structure of support for the body helping to absorb shock, create balance, bear weight and stabilize our body’s movements. When the muscles, bones, ligaments or tendons that surround your foot are weakened or strained it can cause pain, particularly after long periods of walking or standing.
The ball of foot is the padded portion of the sole between the toes and the arch of the foot. Commonly known as metatarsalgia, this condition centers around five bones at the base of your toes. Once inflammed, this area can become sensitive to pressure and create sharp aching and burning pain. On some occasions this can be combined with numbness of toes.
Located at the back of the foot, the achilles tendon runs down the back of the lower leg, connecting the calf muscle to the heel bone. When injured, inflammation can mask as stiffness, achiness, tenderness and decreased range of motion.
The heel is the portion of the foot that is located at the bottom-rear part of the foot, and is also the largest bone in the foot. Heel pain can result from a host of existing conditions. Symptoms may include severe pain, swelling, inability to bend your foot downward, numbness, tingling, back pain and aching legs.
The plantar fascia muscle is the thick connective tissue what supports the arch on the bottom of the foot. Plantar fascitis, or inflammation of the plantar fascia muscle, is one of the most common causes of heel pain. Sharp pain occurs usually more intensly at the beginning of the day and lessons as the day goes on.
A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big or little toe. Persistant or intermittent pain can occur if not treated, along with swelling, redness, calluses, and restricted movement.
Corns, Calluses and Blisters are hard painful areas that become sensitive and inflammed due to friction and pressure. Causing a build-up of hard skin, they generally appear on the bottom of the forefoot or heel. Once the skin is abraded, it can become susceptible to infection and bacteria.
Visibly noticeable, overlapping or crooked digits can result in pressure and irritation between the toes. Swelling may occur while walking, as well as a buildup of calluses.
You shouldn’t have to decide between style or comfort. Ill-fitting, stiff, high-heeled, or tight shoes can really ruin your entire day. Shoe related discomfort can be easily managed, allowing you to get back to wearing even your most uncomfortable shoe.
A disease that greatly affects your feet, diabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are too high. Sufferers most often incur symptoms such as increased thirst, slow-healing sores, weight loss, frequent infections, and dry skin.