The feet, being the foundation of the body, carry all of the body’s weight and are therefore prone to experiencing pain and discomfort. If you are experiencing foot pain, it is important to determine where in the foot you are experiencing this pain to help discover the cause of it. While pain can be experienced virtually anywhere in the foot, the most common sites are in the heel and ankle.
Heel pain can be due to a multitude of conditions including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, and heel spurs. Pain experienced in the ankle can be a sign of an ankle sprain, arthritis, gout, ankle instability, ankle fracture, or nerve compression. In more serious cases, the pain can be a sign of improper alignment or an infection.
Pain in one or both feet can also be accompanied by symptoms including redness, swelling, stiffness and warmth in the affected area. Whether the pain can be described as sharp or dull depends on the foot condition behind it. It is important to visit a Tri County Foot & Ankle podiatrist if the pain and its accompanying symptoms persist and do not improve over time.
Depending on the location and condition of your pain, your TCFA physician may prescribe certain treatments. These treatments can include but are not limited to prescription or over-the-counter drugs and medications, certain medications, cortisone injections, or surgery.
If you are experiencing persistent pain in your feet, it is important to consult with your physician at one of the two Tri County Foot and Ankle offices in The Villages to determine the cause and location. He or she will then prescribe the best treatment for you. While milder cases may respond well to rest and at-home treatments, more serious cases may take some time to fully recover.
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