Pain in the feet can be related to a number of conditions; this is because the feet are a very complex structure made up of bone, soft tissue, ligaments and much more. The feet can also be affected by a number of conditions that are in the body and not just in the foot itself. These pains in your feet can really affect your daily life and your normal routine, we know just how important it is to find out what is wrong and get the treatment that you need. Finding out what condition is causing you the pain in your feet isn’t always easy. Many of the conditions have the same symptoms, and so you should always go to a specialist foot doctor with any pains that you have in your feet. A specialist foot doctor can examine your feet, look at your medical history and get to know your daily life and from there, find out what is causing you the pain.
The possible causes for pains in the feet
As we said above, there are a number of conditions that can affect your feet and give you pain in them. Here are just a few of these conditions:
- Sprains and strains
- Embedded objects
- Achilles’ tendon injuries
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Fractured bones
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Ingrown toenails
- Diabetic foot problems
The treatment options
As we are sure you can guess, the treatment options for the list of causes above vary quite a lot. Some of the conditions can be treated by over-the-counter medications that you can get at any pharmacy if you know the condition that you have. Other conditions on the list may require you to do some exercises, stretching or physical therapy. With some of the more serious conditions on the list above, surgery may be needed in order to sort out the issue giving you pain.
It is very hard to diagnose a condition that is giving you pain in your foot without the help of a specialist foot doctor, and so if you are experiencing pains in your feet, it is best to make an appointment with one as soon as you can. Please do not begin any treatment before you see a foot doctor, using the wrong treatment method can mean a longer recovery time. If you suspect that the pain in your foot is related to a fractured bone then go to a local A&E department where they can x-ray it for you.
To find out more about the conditions that we have mentioned in this article, please take a look at some of the other items on our blog. We have many related to some of the more common conditions mentioned here that can give you a better insight into the conditions and tell you more about what you should do if you suspect that you have one of them. We apologise that we can not go into much detail about all of the common conditions that can cause foot pains here, there are just simply too many of them.