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Several Forms of Foot Pain

Monday, 04 May 2020 00:00

Different types of foot pain can be a common ailment among the general population. The feet are considered to be the foundation of the body, thus may be prone to injuries. Additionally, foot pain may occur from wearing shoes that do not fit correctly. The condition that is referred to as plantar fasciitis can cause severe pain and discomfort in the heel and bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia is a band of tissue that connects the heel to the toes. It may become damaged or inflamed as a result of standing on hard surfaces for the majority of the day. Additional forms of foot pain can include heel spurs, stress fractures, and bursitis. A heel spur may have similar symptoms to plantar fasciitis, and may be difficult to diagnose. If you are experiencing any form of foot pain, it is strongly suggested that you schedule a consultation with a podiatrist as quickly as possible who can guide you toward relieving foot pain.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Dawn Miles, DPM from Florida. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Causes

Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more

Diagnosis

To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.

Treatment

Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Palatka and Saint Augustine, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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