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How to Avoid Foot Pain

Monday, 21 May 2018 00:00

It is important to ensure that you are taking care of your feet properly in order to avoid foot pain. Common feet issues that are derived from poor foot care include bunions, blisters, and hammertoe. Improper support can potentially cause pain in areas beyond your feet, such as your knees or back. Another popular reason why people may experience foot pain is because they choose shoes based on style rather than comfort. It is suggested to seek assistance from a running or walking shoe specialist when looking to purchase a new pair of sneakers. Furthermore, you may also be wearing the incorrect insoles for your specific foot shape. If you have a flatter foot, it is suggested to purchase a stiffer insole, and if you have an arched foot, purchasing an insole with more cushioning is advised.  Please consider scheduling a consultation with a podiatrist if you have any questions regarding foot pain or if you are experiencing any symptoms.

Foot pain can be an extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Shore Podiatry. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Causes

Foot pain is a very broad category, and 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, podiatrists utilize a number of different methods. This ranges 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 rest and staying off the foot or surgery for more severe cases, podiatrists have a number of treatments available.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Long Branch and Point Pleasant, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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