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Types of Foot Pain

Monday, 16 September 2019 00:00

The feet are comprised of numerous bones, tendons, and ligaments, and must support the weight of the body. The feet can endure many different types of trauma throughout a lifetime. Diabetic patients may be familiar with neuropathy, which can cause a tingling and burning sensation in the feet. A foot condition that is known as athlete’s foot is caused by a fungus, and produces an itchy feeling between the toes or on the soles of the feet. Additionally, an ingrown toenail occurs when the side of the toenail grows into the skin. This can be caused by wearing shoes that do not fit correctly, and pain and discomfort is generally associated with this condition. If you are experiencing any type of foot pain, it is strongly suggested that you consult with a podiatrist.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Dr. Wilburn Thomas from Southeast Foot Care. 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 San Antonio, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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