With 26 bones in the feet, accompanied by many tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints, foot pain is often a fact of life at some time or another. Foot pain can make conducting simple daily activities difficult as well as interfere with sleep. Paying attention to persistent foot pain and getting treatment for it is suggested by seeing a podiatrist. Many treatment options are available, depending on the cause. Pain in the joints of the feet, commonly in those between the toes and metatarsals, is often caused by arthritis or nerve damage. It also may be a side effect of bone deformities, such as bunions and hammertoes. This may develop into metatarsalgia or pain in the ball of the foot. Stress fractures in the long bones of the foot are generally caused by overuse, such as long-distance running. Damage to the tendons and muscles of the foot, along with overuse and non-supportive footwear, can also cause foot pain. If you are experiencing persistent or worsening pain in your feet, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist for a full diagnosis, followed by appropriate treatment options.
Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Darren Day, DPM from Hawaii. 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 offices located in Honolulu and Kahuku, HI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.