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Why Does My Foot Hurt?

Monday, 30 November 2020 00:00

Foot pain covers a broad spectrum of sensations, from acute muscular pain, to nerve pain, and everything in between. There are many different causes of foot pain. Lifestyle choices, such as wearing shoes that don’t fit properly, wearing high heels, or injuring the feet during high-impact exercises and sports, such as running, can all lead to foot pain. There are medical issues associated with an increased risk of foot pain, including diabetes, poor circulation, foot ulcers and sores, peripheral artery disease, and arthritis. Other possible causes of foot pain include corns, calluses, bunions, warts, ingrown toenails, Morton’s neuroma, hammertoes, athlete’s foot, flat feet, plantar fasciitis, and gout. As you can see, it may be difficult to narrow down the cause of your foot pain without seeing a medical professional. A podiatrist can help you figure out why your foot hurts and what you can do to treat it.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Dr. Janet Leicht from New Jersey. 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 Berkeley Heights, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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