What Are the Consequences of Stress on Your Feet?

Stress hormone levels
Blood flows away from your feet when you are stressed. Stress causes the release of chemicals like adrenaline and cortisol, which disrupt the function of your circulatory, respiratory, muscular, and immune systems.

Stiffness and tingling in the feet
This causes stiffness and/or tingling in the feet. Conditions such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis are exacerbated by tight muscles and poor flexibility in the lower extremities. Untreated stress can exacerbate the symptoms of any of these pre-existing diseases as well as slow the healing process.

Foot Pain
If you're having trouble maintaining automatic abilities due to foot pain, your tension may be causing you to focus on manually regulating your motions. In stressful situations, manually controlled movements are common. Breathing is the most common example. People who are stressed prefer to breathe mechanically rather than spontaneously, which may increase their anxiety. The same is true for your feet. Individuals who are anxious may begin to walk incorrectly in order to reduce the perception that their walking or natural movement is abnormal. However, because your feet are designed to perform a specific function, it frequently results in foot pain.

Toes that are too cold
Cold feet are more than a sign of insecurity. It is a typical stress symptom. A lack of blood circulation to your feet and ankles can trigger the "fight or flight" response, also known as hyperarousal or the acute stress response. High levels of perspiration also contribute to the development of chilled feet. Sweating is predisposed to keep your body cool, and your feet contain over 250,000 sweat glands, which require more hydration than other areas of your body.
Experts recommend wearing DrLuigi medical footwear to reduce the negative effects of stress on your feet.

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