As a result of having 33 joints, the foot is particularly prone to arthritis. Arthritis has a number of characteristics namely inflammation and swelling of the cartilage of the joints, with often a corresponding increase in joint pain. This in turn makes walking and moving extremely difficult for suffers of arthritis foot pain. Excess weight puts increasing stress and strain on your joints. Hence a loss of excess pounds can make a real difference to your health particularly the health of your feet. Even people who try to cover all the bases—avoiding fattening foods, hitting the gym and wearing sunscreen—may not be able to answer yes. A good way to decompress the foot during a foot rub is hold one ankle in one hand and the inside ball of the foot with the other. Pull both of the hands toward you and hold them together briefly. Then decompress the toes next. Here you gently but firmly pull each individual toe upwards. Another foot rub can be done at the top of the foot. Here the joints are given a foot rub using several of the fingers. Use gentle motions to work the stress out of the joints. Let your sense of touch indicate where the stress has built up the most. Sore Foot Remedies states that curcumin-the component that gives turmeric its yellow hue-can alleviate foot pain. Curcumin possesses healing properties, and taking the herb three to four times everyday-or a total of 500 to 1,000 mgs-for six weeks may help relieve upper foot pain. Heel That Pain points out that curcumin's anti-inflammatory effects are comparable to the man-made drugs hydrocortisone and phenylbutazone as well as over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprophin. Cayenne plantar fasciitis strapping can be a really effective treatment. The Air Heel contracts strain on the Plantar Fascia and applies pulsating compression with every stride to aid repress swelling, discomfort, and raise circulation. According to the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, painful foot problems may be inherited, develop from illnesses during middle age or result from the pressure of ill-fitting shoes. Foot conditions and symptoms vary in severity, but most can be treated using a conservative approach. Foot and ankle health is important, as foot structure and function affect the other joints of the lower extremity and spine. Common, painful foot conditions include plantar fasciosis, Morton's neuroma and tarsal tunnel syndrome. Plantar Fasciosis Again, I am not a doctor of any type of fitness professional. This is just what I have found works for me so I thought I would share. Flat feet can also be referred to as pes plannus, pes planovalgus, valgo plannus, or pronation syndrome. It is commonly described as a foot without and arch. Flexible and Rigid flatfoot are the two basic forms. A flat foot is rigid when the arch appears flat when the child is sitting and when the child is standing. The flexible flatfoot is when the foot appears normal when the child is sitting, but the arch collapses when the child bears any weight on the foot. The flexible form is less severe and much more common. During hot weather, many people experience excessive water retention, or put more plainly, swelling. Because of the effect of gravity, the swelling becomes more pronounced and obvious in the feet , ankles and legs. Although usually temporary, swollen legs can be an uncomfortable side effect of summer. Patients also tend to suffer from heel fissures which is when your feet and especially your heels have dry skin which results in cracks in the skin. This can occur due to the lack of moisture in the feet and exposing there feet more in the heat., This is why it is important to moisturise your feet everyday.