Why Do My Feet Hurt?
At the end of a long day, do you complain about your poor, aching feet? You’re not alone. More than 80 percent of Americans complain about their feet hurting at some time during their lives. Foot pain is the third most common ailment afflicting Americans – colds are the first, tooth decay the second.
Blame Step Shock for Your Foot Pain
So, why do your feet hurt? Each step you take generates a jarring force 50 percent greater than your body weight. We call this painful impact “step shock.” The average person walks as many as three to four miles everyday on hard surfaces. Incredibly, the feet of a 165-pound man bear a cumulative weight of 660 tons a day! Women who wear high heels endure even more foot pain than men. That’s because wearing high heels doubles the weight borne by the ball of the foot. No wonder millions of Americans experience foot pain. Step shock has been proven by sports medicine to be the leading cause of foot pain. Unfortunately, step shock doesn’t stop at your feet. The pain-causing shock waves travel upward into your knees, hips and back, which causes knee pain, hip pain, backache and back pain.
Blame Worn-Out Shock Absorbers for Your Foot Pain
No part of your body needs more protection from pressure and impact than the soles of your feet. That’s the reason the skin on the bottom of your feet is thicker and denser than on the rest of your body. The fatty pads on the soles of your feet are your natural shock absorbers. After enduring years of step shock, your natural shock absorbers begin to thin and wear out. So, you suffer more foot pain as you get older. You have to replace the natural shock absorbers on the bottom of your feet after years of wear and tear – just like you have to replace your car’s shock absorbers after a certain number of miles.
Foot Shox shoe inserts replace your worn-out shock absorbers and relieve foot pain, knee pain and back pain caused by step shock.