Foot pain

Description

     Foot pain is a sign or symptom of stress or injury to any foot structures in one or both feet. Foot pain signs and symptoms may include redness, warmth and swelling. Injury, overuse or conditions causing inflammation involving any of the bones, ligaments or tendons in the foot can cause foot pain. Arthritis is a common cause of foot pain. Injury to the nerves of the feet may result in intense burning pain, numbness or tingling (peripheral neuropathy) Foot pain can range from mild to severe. Another type foot pain occurs when there is abnormal growth of bone at the bottom of the heel. It occurs due to wearing wrong shoes or having wrong standing and walking postures. Injury can lead to painful bone fractures, tendon and/or ligament damage and possibly infections. If a person is limping or if the person cannot bear weight on the foot. These actions can be a sign of foot pain.

    Typical gout or arthritis causes pain in the toes. Nerve problem or neuropathy is a problem that is caused by diabetes is another problem that can lead to foot pain. Foot pain can affect any part of your foot, from your toes to your Achilles tendon at the back of your heel. Foot pain can be associated with swelling, redness, warmth and tenderness of the involved foot. Foot pain can lead to difficulty with sleeping and poor function in daily activities. There can be limping and disability.

Causes for foot pain

     Injury, overuse or conditions causing inflammation involving any of the bones, ligaments or tendons in the foot can cause foot pain. Arthritis is a common cause of foot pain.

  • Stress
  • Broken feet
  • Morton’s neuronal
  • Broken toe
  • Flat Feet
  • Direct trauma
  • Abnormal growth of Tissues
  • Blisters
  • Corns and calluses
  • Cellulitis
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Gout
  • Plantar warts
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Bone spurs
  • Heel bursitis
  • Septic arthritis
  • Bone fractures
  • Tendinitis

Symptoms for Foot pain

     Foot pain can lead to difficulty with sleeping and poor function in daily activities. There can be limping and disability. There is no mandate to suffer an injury for bringing up the symptoms of foot pain. Some of the common linked symptoms comprise of side foot pain, irritation and inflammation, swelling, redness, warmth and tenderness degeneration. The pain of the heel is generally felt on the area below the foot more specifically near the front side of the foot heel.

Treatment

     Standard treatments are directed towards evaluating the reason behind the foot pain. When someone decides to go for visiting a doctor for foot pain, the doctor will be inquiring of the conditions of the pain, average walking that the person does or stands on a normal basis. If your foot pain is due to an injury or overuse. It will often respond well to rest and cold therapy. 

     Over-the-counter pain relievers can help reduce discomfort and pain. Using foot and ankle supports can help comfort the affected area. Once you experience pain, the first line of self-treatment should be:

  • Adequate rest (24-48 hours).
  • Hot/cold water compress for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Stretching the affected area.
  • Surgery.
  • Physical therapy.
  • Wart removal.

Home tips to reduce foot pain

Your feet act as cushions, absorbing pressure and transmitting the weight of your body to the ground as it stands upright against the force of gravity.

  • A warm compress can reduce foot pain by promoting recirculation of blood, and a cold-water treatment can reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Use Ice to reduce swelling.
  • Give your feet some rest.
  • Stretching exercises can enhance the flexibility of your muscles and help in relieving foot pain by preventing muscle spasms.
  • Ill-fitting shoes can cause foot pain and extend the pain to other joints such as the knee and hip. Choose the correct shoe.
  • Band aid.
  • To cushion your feet and keep them stable while you walk, try using a pair of over-the-counter arch supports for your feet.
  • A foot massage can help your sore feet and reduce the related pain.

 

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