foot painYour feet carry the weight of your entire body and are therefore prone to experience pain and discomfort. The most common site of foot pain is in the heel and ankle and a Podiatrist can help determine what is causing the pain and offer a treatment plan.

Heel pain can be due to various conditions including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, and heel spurs. Pain experienced in the ankle can be a sign of an ankle sprain, arthritis, gout, ankle instability, ankle fracture, or nerve compression. In more serious cases, pain the foot can be a sign of improper alignment or an infection.

Foot pain symptoms include redness, swelling, stiffness, and warmth in the affected area. The pain can be sharp or dull depending on the cause of your foot condition.

If you are experiencing persistent foot pain, it is important to consult your Podiatrist to determine the best treatment for you which may include prescription or over-the-counter drugs and medications, cortisone injections, or possibly surgery. While milder cases of foot pain may respond well to rest and at-home treatments, more serious cases may take time to fully recover.

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