Your feet bear weight when you’re standing and when you walk to where you need to go. Because of this, foot pain is common. Foot pain refers to any pain or discomfort in one or more parts of the foot, such as the following:
The pain can range from mild to severe, and it may last a short time or be an ongoing issue. Many measures can help relieve your foot pain.
TYPES OF FOOT PAIN
Pain can strike in different areas of your foot. Certain conditions are commonly associated with these areas. They include:
Bottom of the foot: Plantar fasciitis
Arch of the foot: Posterior tibial tendonitis, tarsal tunnel syndrome
Ball of the foot/toes: Bunions, hammertoe, metatarsalgia, turf toe, Morton's neuroma
CAUSES OF FOOT PAIN
Foot pain can occur due to certain lifestyle choices or a medical condition. You're also more at risk for having foot pain if you are overweight or have obesity, pregnant, or having a foot injury such as sprain, fracture, or tendinitis.
You can also develop foot pain if you get injured during high-impact exercise or sports activities, such as jogging or intense aerobics.
HOW TO EASE FOOT PAIN
Your at-home treatment options will vary depending on the pain you’re experiencing and its cause. However, following these tips may help relieve your discomfort:
Apply ice to the affected area.
Use foot pads to prevent rubbing on the affected area.
Elevate the foot that’s causing you to have pain.
Rest your foot as much as possible.
Take an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever.
HOW TO TREAT FOOT PAIN
The treatment for your condition depends on the cause.
For some people, something as simple as shoe inserts can provide a great deal of relief. They’re available over the counter or by prescription. Other people may need:
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It is important to have an overall health and medical history discussion by a Foot and Ankle Doctor. Dr. J. Leonard Knudson is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Culver City and near West Los Angeles that is able to provide proper foot pain diagnosis.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. J. Leonard Knudson - a Culver City Foot Doctor if you are experiencing regular foot pain. Dr. Knudson can provide treatment options for you to choose from.
We look forward to meeting your foot and ankle needs.
Our Los Angeles Foot Doctor is Certified by the The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, is a California Licensed Podiatrist and has a Doctorate Degree in Podiatric Medicine.