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Dr. Christopher J. Gauland
Dr. Jonathan C. O’Quinn
Dr. Kenneth Rosenthal

(252) 830-1000

Greenville, North Carolina

 

Various Reasons for Foot Pain

Tuesday, 10 January 2023 00:00

Having foot pain can wreak havoc in completing daily activities. Any type of foot pain is difficult to deal with, and many people often seek relief options. There are many reasons to have foot pain, including having endured an injury, changes to foot structure as a result of age, or from a recurring foot condition. Obesity may lead to having foot pain, which may come from the extra weight the feet must endure.  A bunion or hammertoe may cause changes to the foot shape or structure, and is often uncomfortable. Research has shown that many foot conditions may possibly be prevented when specific stretches and exercises are frequently performed. This may be helpful in providing strength to the feet, which can be beneficial in maintaining balance. Foot pain can negatively impact the overall body, and it is strongly advised that you consult with a podiatrist if you are experiencing any type of foot pain. This type of doctor is recommended who can successfully determine the cause of the pain, and offer treatment methods that are right for you.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Eastern Carolina 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 our office located in Greenville, NC . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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