Tired, Achy Feet

What is it?

Fatigue of the feet and/or legs that can cause discomfort.

Do I have it?

You may have tired, achy feet if you feel aching, burning or discomfort in your feet after a prolonged period of standing or walking.

Anyone can get tired, achy feet. However, it is more likely to occur in people with flat or high-arched feet. It can also occur in people who are overweight, people who work on their feet all day and/or people who are not used to being on their feet who suddenly engage in a higher level of activity.

What causes it?

Tired, achy feet are caused by overworking the foot muscles, so anyone can experience it. However, it is more likely to occur if the foot is in an abnormal position or improperly supported. When the foot is in an abnormal position, it may not function as efficiently as a shock absorber. As a result, weight is not distributed efficiently, and the feet become tired and achy.

How can I help prevent it?

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Wear insoles to help support your feet
  • Wear shoes appropriate to your activities
Not medical advice, see a doctor if problems persist.

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