The feet bear the weight of the body, and it is not surprising they can begin to hurt. Many people have flat feet and can have consistent aching. Wearing orthotics may help to provide an arch, in addition to performing balancing exercises. A common foot condition that is known as plantar fasciitis can cause debilitating heel pain. It affects the plantar fascia, which connects the heel to the toes and is found on the sole of the foot. The plantar fascia can become torn for various reasons, and the condition might worsen until medical treatment is sought. Some people experience pain that surrounds the toes, and this is known as metatarsalgia. It can come from repetitive stress during specific exercises or may happen from excessive running. Pain that develops at the bottom of the big toe may be known as turf toe. It can happen from frequently kicking a soccer ball, or from participating in similar kinds of sports. If you have foot pain, it is suggested that you speak with a podiatrist who can diagnose and treat various foot problems.
Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from County Wide Foot, Ankle, & Wound Care. Our doctors 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 offices located in Boynton Beach, and Wellington, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.