If a person is living with foot pain, there may be any number of potential causes. For example, a person might have a condition such as plantar fasciitis or heel spurs that is causing the pain. Additionally, foot pain has interesting connections and relationships to other parts of the body that may be affected. Specifically, foot pain can sometimes be linked with hip pain. The reason for this is that the interaction between the foot and the hip, as well as the knee, form a kinetic chain, responsible for facilitating motion. Also, since the feet are the very foundation of the body, a problem with the feet could also lead to a problem with hip pain. Importantly, the hips and the feet are interconnected and one ought to care for both of these important body parts. If you are someone currently living with hip or foot pain, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist today.
Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Arthur Segall, Jr., DPM from Segall Foot and Ankle. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.
Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Bone Spurs
- 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
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 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 offices located in Plantation, Ft. Lauderdale, and Margate, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.