Many foot problems can be easily prevented. Wearing shoes that fit correctly can be one of the first things to do, in addition to performing routine foot stretches that can keep the feet strong. There are various areas of the foot that can be painful. Foot pain in the morning may be indicative of plantar fasciitis, and many runners suffer from this condition. Pain in the toe and surrounding area may be sesamoiditis, which affects the two small bones that are found under the joint of the big toe. If the skin on the feet becomes infected, it may be athlete’s foot. This contagious condition is caused by a fungus, and enters the body through small cracks in the skin on the feet. Effective prevention methods consist of refraining from sharing socks, shoes, and towels. When shoes are worn that do not have adequate room for the toes to move freely in, hammertoe or a bunion may develop, and there are various treatment techniques for these. If you have foot pain for any reason, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist as quickly as possible who can help you with a diagnosis and treatment options.
Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Ernest Levi, DPM from Grand Central Podiatry. Our doctor 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 New York, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.