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Foot Pain Can Occur For Different Reasons

Monday, 16 December 2019 00:00

Each foot consists of twenty-six bones that are linked together by numerous joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. The feet endure the weight of the body, and are susceptible to various injuries. Research has indicated that foot pain may occur as a result of improper foot function, in addition to wearing shoes that do not fit correctly. A condition that is known as Morton’s neuroma affects the nerves between two bones. It often happens between the third and fourth toes, and common symptoms can include pain, tenderness, and swelling. Hammertoe causes the middle joint in the second and third toe to protrude and bend downward, often resembling a hammer. Another common injury is an ankle sprain, which can occur when the ankle rolls inward. If you are experiencing any type of foot pain, it is advised that you seek the counsel of a podiatrist as quickly as possible so the correct treatment can begin.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Dr. Joshua David Scoll from Pennsylvania. 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 one of our offices located in Philadelphia and Bensalem, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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