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What causes Tired Feet?

Tired feet occurs when the structure of the foot is not functioning correctly (incorrect biomechanics), in conditions such as flat foot, in-rolling feet or a rigid high arch, it will cause the muscles of both feet and legs to work harder in order to compensate for the imbalance caused by the poor biomechanics. Therefore after exercise or standing for hours, the muscles become fatigued and a sense of tired feet creeps in.

Tired Feet can also be caused by wearing shoes that are too small for the feet, not to mention high heels which can also lead to heel pain and foot blisters as well as a feeling of tired aching feet. Tight shoes prevent good blood flow to the feet, depriving the muscles of essential nourishment.

Some circulatory conditions such as varicose veins will give a similar sensation of heavy tired feet as blood tends to accumulate at the bottom of the feet with insufficient back flow causing swelling and a sense of heaviness.

Treatment and prevention of Tired Feet

  • Immersing your feet in a warm massaging foot bath with herbal oils or foot bath. 
  • Use insoles to comfort and correct your foot function, as they will help ease and prevent tired feet. 
  • Wear supportive footwear all year around.

This information is for guidance only. If you are in doubt at all, please consult your nearest health professional.