Foot pain is a common problem. Your feet take a pounding just with everyday activities. As you age, the effects can accumulate, causing foot pain. The good news is your podiatrist can help relieve your foot pain and get you back on your feet.
Dr. Bryan Sheehan at Ankle & Foot Centers of Mid-America can help you and your feet feel better. He has two convenient office locations in Bentonville, Arkansas and Grove, Oklahoma.
Aging, weight gain, and the cumulative trauma of standing and walking on hard surfaces can result in one of the most common causes of heel pain, plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is also common in runners and people who overpronate, or roll their feet when they walk. You can relieve plantar fasciitis pain by taking weight off of your feet, stretching your arches, and maintaining a healthy weight. For stubborn plantar fasciitis pain, your doctor may suggest Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment to relieve your pain.
Diabetes is a medical condition that can cause severe foot pain. Diabetes compromises your immune, circulatory, and nervous systems, causing problems all over your body, especially your feet. If you have a cut or a blister, it can turn into a painful diabetic ulcer because it won’t heal. Blood supply to your feet can diminish, resulting in tissue death in your toes and feet. If you have diabetes, it’s essential to visit your podiatrist regularly for a comprehensive foot examination.
Foot injuries are another common cause of foot pain, and they can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. Ankle sprains, broken toes, foot fractures and other traumatic injuries can cause tremendous foot pain and keep you on the couch. Prevention plays an important part in foot injuries. Remember to avoid going barefoot and to always wear the appropriate supportive shoes for whatever activity you are doing. If you experience a traumatic injury to your feet or ankles, it’s important to visit your podiatrist right away because early treatment leads to a better outcome.
These are just a few of the most common causes of foot pain. To find out more about taking care of your feet, call Dr. Bryan Sheehan at Ankle & Foot Centers of Mid-America, with offices in Bentonville, Arkansas and Grove, Oklahoma. Call today!