Men: Ignoring Foot Pain Is Not Advisable by angiesmart321


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Men: Ignoring Foot Pain Is Not Advisable
Men, more often than women, seem to blow off small pains and discomforts as something that
will just pass. They will usually choose not to consult a physician in order to prevent further
complications. Any type of pain is your body telling you something is not right. By avoiding the
problem or pain could ultimately lead to more complex problems and become harder to treat.

Men and Their Foot Pains:

When it comes to foot pain, men in general tend to blow it off and ignore it all together. Even if
the pain is something they have experience in the past,
they believe it will go away on its own so why worry about

Usually foot or ankle pains are relatively easy to treat
when caught in early stages. Ignoring these problems
could be caused by underlying conditions that will
worsen and will become harder to treat and at a much
more expensive cost. Below are some common foot
problems, that if you are suffering from, you should not

Heel Pain:

Heel pain can vary from mild to intense pain and is
usually caused by tissue inflammation. Left unattended, these
tissues can tear and even rupture making the condition quite serious. One of the most common
causes of heel pain is tight heel cords or Plantar Fasciitis. This is common in middle-aged folks
or people who are on their feet a great deal, such as waiters or athletes. Ignoring these
symptoms and continuing normal activity could lead to serious problems.
Ankle Sprains:

Ankle sprains should never go unattended. By ignoring this injury could lead to long lasting or
permanent physical problems. You could suffer tendon disease or instability which could lead to
complex surgeries and long term healing.

Joint Stiffness:

Although joint stiffness is usually associated with older people, this can occur in any one of any
age depending on your physical activities. Joint stiffness could be a sign of other underlying
circumstances you might be unaware of. Not all who develop arthritis are older people. This
could be a sign that you are developing arthritis and this should never be overlooked. You could
seriously lose mobility and loss of function if left unattended.


Tendonitis means inflammation of a tendon and are usually encountered in the wrist, rotator
cuff, Achilles tendon or patellar tendon. Tendonitis is caused by ignoring and overusing injuries
to tendons without giving them time to repair. Tendons are nourished by blood flow, the
Achilles tendon and rotator cuff are prone to injury due to a poor lack in blood flow. When
tendons are excessively used and unable to repair, damage will overtake the body’s ability to
repair itself. Reoccurring Tendonitis is probably going to take place, leaving you with no other
alternative than surgery to repair the ruptures.

Toe Nails:

Men, more than women, seem to develop conditions like ingrown toenails or abnormally thick
and disfigured nails. Seeking professional help is quite important before trying to treat the
condition yourself. This is extremely important if you suffer from diabetes as this could be an
undercurrent leading to further complications.

There are many resources online for further information and addressing other pains and
ailments that you can read up on. Many ailments and pains should not be brushed aside. If you
have recurrent pains you should consult with your doctor for proper treatments. Not
understanding and ignoring various pains or discomforts could lead to further complications if
left untreated. I hope this post has helped you understand and make important decisions when
it comes to foot pain.

By: Foot Pain SOS

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