Foot pain is a common issue that may be due to genetics, lifestyle factors, or injuries. No matter what's causing your foot pain, the podiatrists at Woodlands Hand To Shoulder Foot and Ankle Center can help. Their team treats all causes of foot pain, including plantar fasciitis, bunions, arthritis, fractures, and more. You can be sure of prompt and accurate assessment and effective care at the practice's offices in Shenandoah, Sugarland, and Humble, Texas. To determine the cause of your foot pain and find a solution, call the location nearest you or book an appointment online today.
Foot pain can have numerous causes, many of which stem from using inappropriate or ill-fitting footwear and overstressing your feet. Conditions the team at Woodlands Hand To Shoulder Foot and Ankle Center see frequently include:
Plantar fasciitis causes intense heel pain when you get up in the morning and after prolonged physical activity. The condition is due to inflammation of the band of tissue going from your heel to your toes, creating pain that makes walking difficult.
Plantar fasciitis can develop if you have high arches, spend long periods on your feet, do a lot of physical activity, or are overweight.
PTTD (posterior tibial tendon dysfunction or adult-acquired flatfoot) is where the tendon can't support the arch of your foot. As a result, your toes turn outward while your ankle rolls inward. PTTD can cause pain in the tendon, swelling, and reddened skin.
Foot fractures are common because there are 26 bones in each foot.
Morton's neuroma is a condition affecting the ball of your foot that develops when nerve tissue between your toes thickens. It causes stabbing or shooting pain.
Bunions are bones that project from the base of your big toe.
You might also have arthritis in your foot, which attacks the joints causing inflammation and chronic pain. Gout is a form of arthritis most likely to affect your big toes.
Diagnosing your foot pain involves an examination of your foot and leg, a review of your medical history, and discussing your symptoms.
Your provider at Woodlands Hand To Shoulder Foot and Ankle Center might also order diagnostic tests such as X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI. The images produced show the inside structures of your foot in detail, allowing your provider to confirm their diagnosis and assess the extent of any damage.
Effectively treating foot pain relies on an accurate diagnosis; you might require different therapies depending on what's causing your pain.
Initial treatments for foot pain may include:
Fractures might require urgent surgery if they're severe. Surgery could also be an option if other treatments don’t resolve your foot pain. Examples include plantar fascia release, bunionectomy, and reconstructive surgery for PTTD.
If you have foot pain, find out why and get prompt, effective treatment at Woodlands Hand To Shoulder Foot and Ankle Center. Call or book an appointment online today.