Our feet bear the weight of our bodies and help us to move about. However, they are also susceptible to a range of common problems that can be quite uncomfortable. One prevalent issue is bunions, which occur when the big toe joint becomes misaligned and causes a painful bump. Another common ailment is plantar fasciitis, characterized by sharp heel pain due to inflammation of the tissue that supports the arch of the foot. Ingrown toenails can be particularly bothersome, causing pain and potential infection. Athlete's foot is a fungal infection that leads to itching and peeling skin on the feet. Corns and calluses are also frequent, resulting from friction and pressure on the skin. To keep your feet in top shape, it is essential to be mindful of these common problems. If you have any type of foot pain, it is suggested that you are under the care of a podiatrist who can offer the correct treatment for your problem.
Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Active Foot and Ankle Care, LLC. 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 Fair Lawn, Riverdale, and Englewood, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.