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Don’t Let Your “Nerves” Get the Best of You!

It’s first thing in the morning, you haven’t even put your feet on the ground, and yet your feet are already aching as if you’ve just ran a marathon…

If you’ve ever experienced cold, tinging, pulsating, aching, or shocking sensations in your feet, you may be experiencing a side effect of poor circulation.

Not only does poor circulation in your feet cause pain and swelling within that localized area, but it can also lead to additional health problems such as damaged veins, blood clots, and pain in other areas of your body.

In case you weren’t already aware, here’s a little inside look as to how circulation in your feet works: There are many blood vessels running alongside the nerves in your entire body – but in your foot, the blood vessels and nerves move together between the metatarsal bones (or your long bones) in the middle of your foot. These nerves and blood vessels branch out at the base of your toes so that your toes will receive oxygen-rich blood. Receiving oxygen-rich blood to your toes is vitally important in ensuring that you have proper circulation and nerve function.

Many standard shoes are designed in a way that slightly squeezes the metatarsal bones, which means it’s also squeezing the bundles of nerves and blood vessels we just talked about. At Bogers, our orthopedic shoes have a simple but profound solution – our shoes provide proper spacing in the toe of the shoes, which prevents the shoes from squeezing your foot, and thus promotes healthy blood flow.

Now, this is not the same as purchasing shoes that claim to be “wide”, because those shoes are often the widest at the ball of the foot – not the toes.

Poor circulation can also be a side effect of a few additional factors, such as smoking, poor diet, lack of exercise, or excessive standing. If any of these factors apply to you, it is recommended to make proper lifestyle changes; however, the first, and most simplistic, change you can make is to begin wearing orthopedic shoes with the appropriate support. Wearing the proper type of shoes for your feet really can make all the difference.

As stated earlier, not only will orthopedic shoes provide the support and comfort your feet need to promote proper circulation, they will also help relieve additional pains that you may be experiencing in other areas of your body due to the poor circulation.

If you think you are suffering from poor circulation, make sure you contact your doctor for further evaluation, and stop by Bogers, the answer for hurting feet, for the perfect shoes to help relieve your pain. Find a perfect pair of shoes to help relieve your aching feet here:

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