Foot pain is common, and it is important to find the cause in order to treat it properly. Sometimes foot pain will be temporary, and rest is all that is needed. However, if this pain continues, it is important to seek medical help so that it does not get worse. Conditions that can cause foot pain include, wearing shoes that do not fit properly, Achilles tendonitis or rupture, and bone spurs. Achilles tendonitis occurs from overuse of the Achilles tendon. Anyone can be affected by this injury, but athletes are particularly prone to this condition. An Achilles tendon rupture can occur suddenly, and intense pain is felt in the back of the foot and into the calf. With an Achilles tendon rupture, surgery is sometimes necessary. Bone spurs can result from bone injuries. Generally there is only pain with a bone spur when it is larger or if it is angled in such a way that it presses on nerves. Shoes become difficult to wear and standing for a prolonged time is challenging. At times, the extra bone needs to be shaved to reduce pain. If you have foot pain that does not get better in a reasonable time or worsens, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and treatment.
Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Adriana Strimbu, DPM from Complete Foot & Ankle Care. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.
Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Bone Spurs
- 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
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 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 our office located in Hallandale Beach, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.