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Can vitamin D help to relieve foot pain?

Asked 2 years ago

If I took enough vitamin D supplements, would it help with some of the pain and inflamation in my foot?

Upstep Staff

Upstep Staff

Monday, November 08, 2021

Yes, it can help with foot pain.

Vitamin D plays a role in modulating inflammation. More specifically, it shuts down the inflammatory response of the body. When this nutrient is deficient, you may experience more pain and inflammation than necessary. That's why taking vitamin D supplements may help remove some foot pain and inflammation.

Very often, you will have to use adjunct therapies to help relieve your pain completely. A leading treatment and pain management solution is custom orthotics. They offer comfort through the correct cushioning and support needed.

Upstep's range of custom orthotics helps with various types of pain, including pain in the:

Please note that a vitamin D supplement alone will not cure many types of foot pain, and there may be a more serious underlying cause. I always recommend consulting a healthcare professional if the pain is persistent or severe.

Kaden Stewart

Friday, November 12, 2021

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps to maintain bone density. Vitamin D insufficiency can cause a range of problems, including osteoporosis, generalized muscle pain, and an increased risk of fractures from falls. If you're experiencing discomfort in your foot or ankle, increasing your vitamin D intake can help you manage it.

While there haven't been many trials, evidence supports the use of vitamin D to treat persistent foot pain, according to a 2010 British Medical Journal research. Vitamin D appears to play a role in lowering joint and tendon inflammation and swelling, and therefore pain.

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