What Are Common Types of Foot Pain?

What Are Common Types of Foot Pain?

The feet are complex structures and foot pain may occur for various reasons. One common source of foot pain is known as foot tendonitis. It can happen as a result of an irritated or inflamed tendon and may gradually or suddenly appear. Many people who enjoy running may experience this type of foot pain and it can also occur in patients who stand for most of the day. Existing medical conditions can contribute to this type of tendonitis as well, including flat feet or high arches. Achilles tendonitis is another form of foot pain and symptoms can include stiffness and swelling at the bottom of the heel. The pain may be worse upon arising in the morning or after long periods of rest. This type of injury can occur from increasing speed and mileage too quickly while running and may be more common among those who run infrequently. There are several different types of foot pain and if you are experiencing discomfort, it is strongly urged that you seek the counsel of a podiatrist who can expertly diagnose and treat it.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with the podiatrists from Issaquah Foot & Ankle Specialists. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Causes

Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • 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

Diagnosis

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

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 one of our offices located in Issaquah, WA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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