Treatment for Foot Pain Conditions
Foot pain can be caused by a host of problems or conditions. Trauma to the foot is just one of the varied causes of foot pain. The many structures that make up the foot can become infected, inflamed or injured, and some painful conditions are the result of heredity. When you experience foot pain, especially if there is not a cause that you can determine, like an injury, you should seek medical attention.
Sometimes foot pain can be a signal of an underlying condition that needs to be addressed. It can be the result of something you are doing, such as wearing shoes that are too narrow or heels that are too high. Your doctor can help you determine the cause of your foot pain and treat it for pain relief.
In addition to the well-known causes of foot pain, like bunions, corns, plantar warts and ingrown toenails, there are other less well-known conditions that can cause pain. Click on the links below for more information about these lesser-known problems:
Finding the cause of your foot pain can sometimes be like unraveling a mystery. Enlisting the services of an expert in the field will help you find out that cause and ensure you get the best treatment available. Dr. Stuart Mogul is a board certified foot and ankle surgeon known throughout the world for his skills and knowledge regarding diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle pain.
Effective treatment of foot pain depends on the cause of the pain. Accurate diagnosis is necessary to develop the best treatment plan for the offending condition.
Common Causes of Foot Pain
Foot pain is generally caused by lifestyle choices or medical issues and sometimes can be a result of a combination of the two. Foot pain can also be caused by hereditary conditions.
Lifestyle choices include wearing ill-fitting footwear. Pressure caused by shoes that are too tight or wearing high-heels all the time can be devastating for foot health. The additional pressure put on the toes can lead to a variety of problems with the toes and forefoot.
Sports and exercise can be good for you, but too much of a good thing can lead to foot pain. Injuries are common for those doing high-impact exercises, intense aerobics or activities such as jogging or running. Often, when the normal routine is changed suddenly for a more intense one, injuries will occur. Gradually moving into the more intense routine is a better way to care for your feet and ankles.
Medical issues are also a factor in foot pain. The foot has 33 joints. If you are prone to arthritis, you can get arthritis in any of those joints. Another medical condition that often affects the feet is diabetes mellitus. This condition can cause complications with nerve damage, foot ulcers and more. Obesity is another condition that puts extra stress on the structures of the foot and can cause foot pain.
The list of causes for foot pain can get quite long. When you experience pain in your foot or ankle, seeking medical attention should be a high priority. Ignoring the pain can lead to permanent damage in some cases. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Stuart Mogul, one of New York City’s premier foot and ankle surgeons. Find the cause and get the best treatment available.