Whether from running around the house, standing all day at work, or bearing your weight while exercising, your feet can really take a beating. After a long day, your feet may feel sore. Fortunately, there are many things that you can do at home to find relief. Taking a warm foot bath can reduce muscle aches and swelling. Stretching the feet may relieve soreness and help prevent future injuries. Icing sore feet can reduce inflammation. Sometimes, however, home remedies might not be enough to soothe your aching feet. If you have severe or chronic pain in your feet, feel tingling or numbness, notice swelling that does not improve over time, have an open wound, or cannot walk or bear weight on one of your feet, you may have a more serious foot problem that requires medical care. In these cases, it is strongly suggested that you see a podiatrist, who can diagnose and treat your condition.
Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Dr. Michael D. Garvin from Florida. 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 Port St. Lucie, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.Read more about Foot Pain