At Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, we’re hearing that there has been a big increase in the number of patients with hurting feet recently. The number one suspect is foot fatigue. Although not a medical condition, foot fatigue can point to other podiatric issues. However, the primary cause for the widespread upswing in foot fatigue currently is most likely re-opening of our country. After up to three months of being home with limited options for physical activity now people are getting back up to speed and that can result in pain and tiredness in your feet and legs.
In addition to a sudden increase in activity and time spent on your feet after a period of inactivity, other factors that can exacerbate foot pain and fatigue include:
- Being overweight
- Insufficient hydration
Relief for Tired Feet
If you’re experiencing this type of foot discomfort start by checking your shoes. It’s essential to wear good quality shoes that fit properly and offer adequate cushioning in the insoles. You can add additional layers of comfort with one of our insole products. Our Gel Silicone Insoles Premier Full Length are made of medical grade silicone for optimal shock absorption and cushioning. Another option is our Memory Foam Insoles. The memory foam forms to your foot for a custom fit. Find the right insoles for the type of shoes you’re using. Our Gel Velvet Insoles are good for both women and men athletic shoes. We also offer Hidden Comfort Insoles for Open Shoes that provide discreet cushioning for summer styles like sling backs, slides and high heels.
Other ways to help relieve foot fatigue include resting your feet throughout the day and massaging them at the end of the day. If the feelings of weakness or pain persist, it’s a good idea to make an appointment with your Podiatrist to get an examination and evaluation of your condition.