It’s not surprising that most of us will experience foot discomfort at some point in our lives. However, ongoing foot pain is not considered normal and will not generally go away on its own. Our feet are complex biomechanical structures that will take about 216,262,500 steps over a lifetime, and the majority of those steps should not cause pain. So here are three surprising reasons your feet hurt.
You’re Wearing the Wrong Shoe Size
It’s not a secret that wearing the wrong size shoes can make your feet hurt. What might be surprising is that most adults are unaware that they are wearing the wrong size.
Studies suggest that approximately 85% of people are wearing the wrong size footwear.
In fact, most adults are still wearing the same size as they did in their twenties. Although feet continue to change with age, very few adults have their shoe size checked regularly. Along with the correct size, it is essential to consider other factors when selecting the best footwear. Your activity, arch type, and any special foot conditions might help determine if you could benefit from insole or orthotic devices.