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Several Types of Foot Pain and Causes

Tuesday, 08 September 2020 00:00

Foot pain is a common ailment, and can occur for a variety of reasons. Many people sprain their ankle, which can lead to considerable pain in the ankle and foot. Gout is a type of arthritis, and often affects the big toe. It is caused by an excess of uric acid in the bloodstream, and may be a result of genetic factors, or from foods that are consumed. Blisters may be caused by wearing shoes and socks that do not fit correctly, and may make it uncomfortable to walk. A bunion is defined as a bony protrusion on the side of the big toe, and may occur as a result of wearing shoes that do not have adequate room for the toes to move freely in. If you have any type of foot pain, it is suggested that you speak to a podiatrist who can correctly diagnose and treat foot conditions.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Abeer M. Foteh, DPM from Greater Houston Foot Centers. 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 Baytown, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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