Foot Pain
Chronic foot pain can be an indication of a more serious issue. American Foot & Ankle Specialists offers evaluations and treatment of a variety of foot problems. Here, the doctors will work with patients to find the root cause of the foot pain and the best possible treatment.
what causes heel pain?
Feet carry the weight of a person and are put under great strain each and every day. When pain in the feet becomes a chronic concern many conditions or issues can be to blame such as:

  • Gout and arthritis
  • Bunions and hammer toes
  • Tendonitis
  • Shoe modifications with good arch support and a slightly raised heel can be very beneficial
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Flatfeet and fallen arches
  • Calluses and corns
  • Turf Toe
  • Heel Spurs
  • Stress fractures
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Nerve Damage
  • Broken bones and toes
What should i do to prevent pain?
There are simple techniques and choices which can help prevent pain, injury, and other issues which include:

  • For high arches, choose shoes with a slightly raised heel and arch support.
  • Avoid wearing flip-flops too much because they don’t provide enough protection or support.
  • Get to or maintain a healthy weight.
  • Wear the proper footwear, when exercising or playing sports.
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Avoid high heels and pointed toe shoes because they can put pressure on feet and toes.
  • Look at your wet footprints to determine if you have flatfeet or fallen arches and use the proper support.
  • Avoid walking around barefoot.
  • Avoid cutting the corners of toenails and trim straight across
when should i see the doctor?
Contact the podiatrist right away if:
  • When you step down, feet are not stable.
  • You see observe of infection such as red streaks, pain, swelling, fever, pus, or warmth at the site
  • Your foot problem does not improve
  • Your foot becomes pale, white, blue, or cold
  • You cannot move your foot or stand
  • Your foot is twisted or deformed
  • Your foot is numb or tingling
  • You have bruises which last longer than 14 days
If you experience a foot-related emergency, proceed to the ER or call 911 immediately.

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