The pain of Achilles tendinitis is sometimes accompanied by swelling or stiffness that worsens with exercise. To prevent this problem, do warm-up stretches before you exercise. Also, make sure your shoes fit properly. An athletic shoe that digs into your heel or provides little support is an invitation to trouble.
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- How can I avoid Achilles tendinitis when exercising?
What are common foot problems in 30- to 40-year-olds?
In your 30s and 40s, your feet undergo age-related changes like the rest of your body. Muscles weaken; tendons and ligaments become less resilient. You lose some of your natural shock absorption. Although your feet may start to bother you by your mid-30s, it's generally in the 40s that real problems develop. Typically, you may begin to notice that your feet ache at the end of the day, especially the heels, arches, and balls of your feet.
For some people, this may be the time that bunions or hammertoes begin to emerge. This is also the time when nail fungus becomes more common. Your feet become more susceptible to injury as well as to aches and pains. If your feet are otherwise healthy, your best strategy is to exercise. The right exercises will stretch and strengthen your muscles and keep tendons and ligaments supple.
How is os trigonum syndrome treated?
Pain relief from os trigonum syndrome is often achieved through rest, immobilization and anti-inflammatory medicines. In some people, however, surgery may be required to remove the os trigonum, as this extra bone is not necessary for normal foot function.
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