Fixing Foot Pain
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Fixing Foot Pain

Foot pain can be a major, well, pain. Take this quiz to see how much you know about preventing and fixing foot pain.

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Question 1 of 20 Correct

What do 4-inch heels do to your feet?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Overall, high heels are not very good for your feet. They increase foot pain and the likelihood of foot problems.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

What can help your feet if you insist on wearing pointy-toe shoes?

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The correct answer is: Using a shoe insert helps pad the ball of your foot and allows your toes to splay wider in the shoe.

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Question 3 of 20 Correct

What should you look for in a shoe that fits right?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Comfortable shoes allow a slight distance at the top and provide some cushion.

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Question 4 of 20 Correct

True or false: Your feet have natural shock-absorbers.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Your feet don't have natural shock absorbers, so some of that shock you experience when you're walking will go right up the leg to the knee. Choose well-cushioned walking or running shoes when you'll be on your feet for extended periods of time.

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Question 5 of 20 Correct

What is the best way to find running shoes that fit your feet perfectly?

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The correct answer is: Go to a specialty running-shoe store to have your shoes fitted by an expert and buy a shoe that's made for your particular gait.

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Question 6 of 20 Correct

You avoid heel and arch pain by stretching which muscles before exercising?

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The correct answer is: Heel and arch pain can occur when starting to exercise without proper stretching. Stretch the calf muscles for several minutes every day and before exercising.

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Question 7 of 20 Correct

What percent of the population does foot pain affect?

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The correct answer is: Foot pain affects 80 percent of the population.

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Question 8 of 20 Correct

True or false: You should get bunions removed whether they hurt or not.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Bunions, which can be genetic or caused by ill-fitting shoes, do not need to be removed if they aren't hurting or bothering you.

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Question 9 of 20 Correct

What can cause your feet to swell?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. If your shoes no longer fit, this could be a sign of edema, a swelling of the feet, ankles and legs caused by excess fluid trapped in your body's tissues. It's best to consult your doctor to rule out anything serious.

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Question 10 of 20 Correct

What is a hammer toe?

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The correct answer is: A hammer toe is a curled toe that bends, where ligaments on either side pull down on the tip but the middle can't get away. You can do exercises to prevent it, like grabbing marbles off the floor with your toes to lengthen and stretch your toes.

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Question 11 of 20 Correct

True or false: A foot massage improves blood flow to your feet.

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The correct answer is: This is true. A foot massage may improve blood flow to your feet.

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Question 12 of 20 Correct

What causes painful cracks in your heels?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. For a softening home remedy, put petroleum jelly on your heels with a sock on top of it and leave overnight.

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Question 13 of 20 Correct

True or false: You should try to cut your corns.

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The correct answer is: This is false. A corn should never be cut or removed. Soak your feet in lukewarm, soapy water and use a pumice stone to gently remove the buildup of tissue in order to relieve pressure. Other treatments include medicated creams and lotions to help soften the corns.

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True or false: Athlete's foot can also appear in between toes and on top of the foot.

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The correct answer is: This is true. The redness, peeling, blisters, itching and other symptoms of athlete's foot can appear in between toes as well as on the sole, heel and top of the foot. It can spread to the hands as well.

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Question 15 of 20 Correct

How can you avoid getting athlete's foot?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. You can prevent getting and spreading athlete's foot by keeping feet and socks clean and dry, not sharing socks or shoes with others and not walking barefoot in public, especially showers and swimming pool areas.

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Question 16 of 20 Correct

If you have diabetes, how often should you inspect your feet?

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The correct answer is: If you have diabetes, you should check your feet daily for any skin tears, calluses, wounds or blisters. Make sure you look at all areas of your feet, including the bottoms and between and under your toes.

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Question 17 of 20 Correct

True or false: "Diabetic socks" are a scam and don't really work.

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The correct answer is: This is false. People with diabetes are prone to developing circulation problems and foot injuries that take a long time to heal. Diabetic socks provide cushioning and keep feet dry, which can help prevent blisters, ulcers, fungus or cuts on the feet.

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Question 18 of 20 Correct

What can you do to avoid foot cramps?

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The correct answer is: Foot cramps can often occur while exercising. Staying hydrated throughout the day can help prevent cramping in future training sessions.

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Question 19 of 20 Correct

How can I prevent my feet from feeling tight midday?

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The correct answer is: There are several exercises you can do to stretch your feet out and prevent them from being tight. Try placing a tennis ball under your shoeless foot and slowly rolling into your tender spots.

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Question 20 of 20 Correct

What should you do if you have a burning sensation in your feet?

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The correct answer is: If you have a burning sensation in your feet, it could be nerve damage. It's important to be evaluated by your doctor immediately.

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