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What to Do About Foot Pain

Almost everyone will experience foot pain at some point during their lifetime, whether it’s from wearing old, worn-out shoes, tackling more intense hills during a daily run or health problems that develop over time. The team at Prairie Foot and Ankle provides comprehensive foot and ankle care to patients living in and around the Elgin and Chicago areas to help them address foot pain and other problems.

Pain can develop just about anywhere in the foot including the,

  • Heels
  • Arches
  • Balls of the feet
  • Tops of the feet
  • Toes

The location of the pain can help our podiatrist better determine what might be causing your discomfort while also ruling out certain conditions. Foot pain often results from overuse, injury or certain musculoskeletal disorders.

Common causes of heel pain include,

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis or Achilles tendon injuries
  • Heel spurs
  • Bursitis
  • Strains and sprains

Common causes of arch pain include,

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Flat feet
  • High arches
  • Cavus foot
  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction

Causes of pain in the balls of the feet include,

  • Bursitis
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Bunion
  • Arthritis

Pain in the top of the foot may be the result of,

  • Stress fracture
  • Tendonitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout

Toe pain may occur if you are dealing with,

  • Sprains or strains
  • Stress fractures
  • Broken bone

When to See a Podiatrist

If foot pain is minor then you may choose to rest and avoid certain activities that could exacerbate your symptoms. Sometimes this is all that’s needed if you are dealing with simple strains or sprains; however, it’s important to know when you can treat foot pain and when you need to turn to our foot and ankle doctors at their Elgin and Chicago area practice for a proper evaluation.

If pain is severe, isn’t responding to home care or is getting worse then you need to see a foot and ankle specialist. You should also seek medical attention if you,

  • Also experience severe swelling
  • Have a fever accompanied by foot pain
  • Notice weakness, numbness or tingling in the affected foot
  • Experience persistent heel pain
  • Developed foot pain as a result of an injury
  • Notice joint pain and stiffness

If you are dealing with foot pain and you don’t know what’s going on then turn to Prairie Foot And Ankle in Elgin and Chicago for care. Call (224) 227-6973 today.

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