The feet undergo a great deal of wear and tear throughout a lifetime. For that reason, it is common for most people to experience some type of foot pain. Sprains and fractures are typical foot conditions that cause pain. In some cases, a bone in the foot will break, often the result of trauma, such as dropping something heavy on it. Sprains are caused by overstretching of a ligament when you land wrong on the foot. Hairline fractures are frequently the result of overuse, as may be experienced by runners or other athletes. A hammertoe can cause pain from rubbing the bone against the top of a shoe. This is caused by an imbalance between a tendon and a muscle in the toe, which makes the joint of the toe rise up. Pain in the ball of the foot, referred to as metatarsalgia, can be extremely painful. It is common among people who run and jump a lot and is often a side effect of a foot deformity, such as bunions, that changes the biomechanics of the feet. Improperly fitting footwear can also cause foot pain from corns, calluses, and blisters. If you are experiencing foot pain that will not go away or worsens, please consider seeing a podiatrist who can determine the cause and offer treatment solutions.
Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Podiatry Center of Idaho . 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 office located in Boise, ID . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.