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Your feet are the foundation of your body. When your feet hurt, it’s essential to identify what and where the issue is as early as possible.
The causes of foot pain vary greatly including, but not limited to, diseases, deformities, improper footwear, and foot and ankle injuries.
If you’re having foot pain, you may notice swelling, soreness, redness, bruising, or numbness in the injured area. When these symptoms occur, it’s important to identify where you’re experiencing the pain as there are a number of foot complications that could be the root of the problem. For example, different foot conditions can affect different areas such as the heel, the ball of the foot, the arch, toes, or ankles to name a few.
Common heel-pain conditions include heel spurs and heel fractures. Morton’s neuroma and sesamoiditis (inflamed foot tendons) are a couple of conditions that often cause pain on the ball of your foot. Discomfort in your arches may indicate flat feet or plantar fasciitis. Gout, bunions, blisters, corns and calluses, as well as hammertoes and ingrown toenails, are common issues that affect the toes. Ankle sprains can also cause foot pain.
Treatment for foot pain varies for each case depending on both the cause of the pain and its location. We recommend plenty of rest, icing and heating the area, pain relievers, and keeping the foot elevated to reduce swelling and ease discomfort and pain.
If you or someone you know is suffering from foot pain, we can help.
A Physicians Footcare podiatrist will thoroughly examine your feet to provide a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Request your appointment now.
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