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All About Foot Pain

Tuesday, 27 September 2022 00:00

The feet are hard at work every day as they support your weight when you walk, run, and jump. As a result, foot pain is a common occurrence. Sprains, fractures, and inflammation can limit your movements and impede your daily life. With 26 bones and multiple muscles, ligaments, and tendons in each foot, the possibilities for foot pain are numerous. Common causes of foot pain include improper or ill-fitting footwear, exercise or sports-related injuries, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Diabetes, which can result in nerve and circulation damage, can be a generator of foot pain. Further conditions that cause heel pain are plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. Foot deformities like bunions and hammertoes cause foot pain. Warts, ingrown toenails, and corns are among the causes, too. Treatment for foot pain depends on the underlying cause. To learn more, please consult a podiatrist who is trained to deal specifically with foot problems and their causes.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Deborah Holte, DPM from Northeast Missouri Foot Clinic. 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 our office located in Kirksville, MO . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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