If you are experiencing foot pain, diagnosis is the first step toward treatment and relief. A wide range of injuries and conditions can cause foot pain, but one thing is certain – pain is an indication that something is wrong. Don’t ignore it.
Common Causes of Foot Pain
According to the 2012 National Foot Health Assessment, 78 percent of adults have experienced foot pain or problems serious enough to interfere with their lives in one way or another. At the time of the study, conducted for the Institute for Preventive Foot Health, 54 percent of people interviewed were currently suffering with foot pain and 59 percent of them reported seeing a foot specialist for diagnosis and treatment.
The most common ailment causing foot pain and problems is ankle sprain, followed by blisters, calluses, foot fatigue, cracked skin, and athlete’s foot. Ingrown toenails, swelling, plantar fasciitis, and corns are among other frequently reported foot ailments, with women reporting those conditions more than men.
At Foot Surgery Specialists of Texas, we see common conditions such as tendonitis, nerve entrapment, and bone spurs causing heel pain, and conditions such as bunions, hammer toe, and metatarsalgia that cause forefoot pain. Conditions causing midfoot pain include bone spurs, arthritis, and Lisfranc sprain or fracture, and rearfoot pain is often due to conditions such as cavus foot, flat feet, bursitis, or equinus. Conditions causing chronic ankle pain range from Achilles tendonitis to tarsal tunnel syndrome. Foot and ankle pain is also often cause by trauma, including sports injuries.
Common pediatric foot problems range from ingrown toenails and juvenile bunions to Sever’s Disease, a painful bone disorder. Pediatric foot problems occur more often than foot problems in adults due to development and activity. If you notice signs of pain or abnormality, take your child to see a foot specialist for diagnosis and treatment.
Get Proper Foot Pain Diagnosis & Treatment
If you injured your foot or ankle, you are likely aware an injury occurred, but may not know what type of injury you suffered or how severe it is. A foot or ankle condition without injury can be more difficult to pinpoint. In either case, see a podiatrist for proper diagnosis.
A podiatrist specializes in foot and ankle care and is better qualified to diagnose and treat conditions and injuries of the foot and ankle.
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