There are many bones and muscles in our feet that work together to help us in our daily activities. Inflammation, plantar fasciitis, arthritis and other issues may cause chronic foot pain.
Let’s learn more about Chronic Foot Pain and how to find pain relief.
Main Causes of Chronic Foot Pain:
Plantar Fasciitis – Pain that resides primarily in the heel. It may feel like a sharp pain in the heel after being inactive for a period of time. Typically it is caused by inflammation in the plantar fascia tissue. This tissue is what connects the toe to the heel.
Fractures – It is tricky to tell if you have a fracture without an x-ray. Fractures can show up as very small cracks at times but cause pain, swelling, or bruising, and make it difficult to put weight on the foot.
Bunion – This takes this form of a bump that grows on the outside of the big toe. It causes pain in the big toe and shows up as soreness and swelling.
Arthritis – The deteriorating of bones and joints in the foot would lead to chronic pain. It may cause chronic pain, burning, aching or sharpness of feeling in the feet.
Achilles Tendinitis – This condition occurs when the tendon connecting the heel to the back of the ankle (calf muscles) is overused. It develops pain in this area, swelling and possibly stiffness.
Other Causes of Foot Pain:
Other possible causes of chronic foot pain include diabetes (resulting in neuropathy, poor circulation, ulcers, etc), gout, high arches, shin splits and more.
Discussing your chronic foot pain with Dr Henriquez – When it began, where it is located, the feelings you get and more – Coupled with x-rays and other imagine will help determine the cause of your foot pain.
In some cases, rest will be the necessary treatment. Elevation, ice, or physical therapy may also be useful depending on your condition. Diet can also cause a big change in your chronic foot pain in other situations.
If you are experiencing chronic foot pain due to plantar fasciitis, arthritis, or other causes, give us a call so we can get you on the path to enjoying daily activities again.
Call us so we can set up an appointment to discuss your options for chronic pain treatment. Dr Henriquez strives to provide an approach for personal and compassionate care.
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