By the time you reach 50, your feet have taken you over 75,000 miles. While your feet are designed to handle your strides, wear-and-tear problems develop over time. Nearly 80% of adults have suffered from a foot ailment, and more than half have experienced foot pain. If you have foot pain, call or make an appointment online today at Huntington Beach Foot Doctors in Huntington Beach, California.
Your foot has an intricate network of bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that are strong enough to bear your body weight. However, injury, overuse, or conditions causing inflammation make your feet prone to injury and pain.
Foot pain can affect every part of your foot and results in discomfort that includes intense burning, pain, numbness, or tingling.
It’s crucial to visit Huntington Beach Foot Doctors to diagnose your foot pain because many conditions could cause your pain. Some of the more common causes of foot pain include:
Constant pressure from shoes that are too narrow cause bumps called bunions on your big toes and bunionettes on your little toes, along with foot pain.
A pinched nerve in your foot that makes it feel as if there’s a pebble in your shoe or your sock is bunched is referred to as Morton’s Neuroma.
Overuse causes the tough, protective, shock-absorbing ligament that runs from your heel to the base of your toes to develop small tears, causing inflammation and foot pain.
Uric acid, which usually gets secreted in your urine, forms crystals in the joint at the base of your big toe. Your immune system tries to get rid of these crystals and results in foot pain, inflammation, and swelling.
With rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, your immune system attacks the linings of your joints, causing inflammation, deformity, and disability. Foot pain occurs in the balls of your feet and is worse first thing in the morning.
To determine what’s causing your foot pain, your doctor will ask several questions about your pain, including when it started, where it hurts, and what makes it worse. They'll also examine your foot to identify the cause of your pain.
X-rays and other tests occasionally help with diagnosis.
Your treatment depends on the diagnosis. The most common foot pain treatments include:
To find out what’s causing your foot pain and get treatment to ease your discomfort, call or make an appointment online today at Huntington Beach Foot Doctors in Huntington Beach, California.