Foot Pain Causes & Relief
Foot Pain Conditions & Treatment:
Feet are often under appreciated and overlooked until they begin to hurt. Foot pain causes most people to stop and think about the valuable service their feet provide every day. When foot pain occurs, it is typically in the heels, toes, soles or arches of the foot. It may last for only a short time or it may become a chronic condition that persists for months or even years. Below are a few of the main reasons that people experience foot pain and the treatments available at Summa Pain Care and our offices in Phoenix, Chandler, and Peoria, Arizona.
Medical Conditions and Causes of Foot Pain:
People who suffer from medical conditions such as diabetes are more prone to certain types of foot ailments. These include ulcers or sores, nerve damage, and even arteries that are clogged or hardened in the legs or feet. Other medical problems that occur with feet are not caused by diseases, however. These may include:
- Ingrown toenails
- Hammer toe
- Fallen arches
Available Foot Pain Treatments:
Many types of foot pain can be treated at home using over-the-counter remedies such as pain relief creams, gels, and sprays. Other home remedies include elevation of the feet, rest, and massage to encourage blood flow to the affected area. There are times when it is advisable to visit a pain management specialist to pinpoint just what is causing the foot pain or discomfort, as well as what can be done to help relieve it. By performing a thorough examination, a foot pain specialist will be able to recommend a proper course of treatment designed to alleviate the pain. These treatments range from minor diet and lifestyle changes to physical therapy to corrective surgery in the most extreme cases.
If you have been experiencing foot pain, no matter what the underlying cause, give your feet the attention they deserve by making an appointment with a pain specialist today. For more information about the foot pain treatments available at Summa Pain Care or to schedule an appointment with an Summa Pain Care doctor, call 623.776.8686 now.