Poor foot alignment can cause several different health concerns. The first thing that people think of when they hear foot pain is bunions and calluses. These are typically more minor issues that can be caused by poor footwear and alignment. However, several other health-related conditions can stem from poor foot alignment. Poor alignment can also cause you to develop knee, hip, and back problems, as well as headaches. Let’s take a close look at a few different issues you may experience when you have poor foot alignment. 

1. Bunions 

Bunions are typically the most common form of health issues related to poor foot alignment. This is where a bony bump forms at the base of your big toe. Not only are these problems unsightly, but they can cause daily pain, especially when wear shoes that are too tight or for an extended period. There are many different options when it comes to treatments, such as:

  • medications
  • cold compresses 
  • braces
  • callus shaving 
  • bone surgery 

2. Flat Feet 

Foot alignment can often be the source of problems for people who have flat feet. Poor foot alignment can make it hard to maintain a stable and comfortable posture, making your feet hurt more quickly than they should. Our feet are designed to have arches to help our bodies properly distribute our weight evenly when we walk. However, not everyone develops these healthy arches in their feet. Not having an arch can affect your poster and cause problems in your ankle joints. 

3. Overpronation 

When we walk, our ankle joint naturally moves comfortably with our feet. However, when we step the way we place our feet on the ground, we can create problems such as overpronation. This is where your foot rolls inward towards your other ankle when walking. Unfortunately, this health concern can make you more prone to different types of injuries such as:

  • ankle sprains 
  • shin splints 
  • plantar fasciitis  

Foot pain can be complex and debilitating to deal with. Not only can it affect your everyday life, but it can make the joy of walking and move harder, if not impossible. If you are suffering from any kind of pain that you think may be related to your feet, ensure that you have your feet examined properly for alignment issues. Here at Dale’s Shoes, we are medically licensed to help you customize your shoes to help relieve pain from poor alignment. So, stop by our store today to see how we can help you start living a healthier and happier life. We are conveniently located at 2595 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114.