Pain Awareness Month and Your Feet
September is a Pain Awareness Month. Some of you might be currently suffering from ankle or foot pain and have not gotten the chance to check with a Podiatrist. Here, we can help you understand some of the underlying causes of certain pains as this would help you in future maybe how to alleviate some of the discomforts they cause.
Some Types of Foot Pain
We are giving you some of the most common types of foot pain, what they mean, and what you can do about it.
- HEEL PAIN –Heel pain is very common foot problem. This condition has a variety of causes. One case is plantar fasciitis, this is heel pain that persists after adequate periods of rest. Symptoms include inflammation and sensitivity. Treatment of heel pain depends on the underlying cause. And there are several solutions for heel pain. Your podiatrist may advice you getting custom orthotics. These are custom inserts that are specially designed to the shape of your foot to provide cosigning and support exactly where it’s needed.
- HEEL SPURS –Do you know what is a heel spurs? These are abnormal growths of bone on the bottom of your heel. Some of the causes include abnormal walking habits or wearing shoes that don’t fit properly. If you are suffering from heel spurs, it’s important to wear shoes that fit and have adequate cushioning. Custom orthotics can help as well. Physical therapy can be a benefit.
- STONE BRUISE –A stone bruise is a deep bruise on the bottom of your heel or ball of your foot. This can occur from stepping on an object or just from a hard impact on the ground. Usually, this type of injury will heal on its own and disappear with time. While waiting for it to heal it’s a good idea to rest your foot. You can ice the area to ease inflammation. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help with the discomfort.
- METATARSALGIA – Is an umbrella term for mid foot pain. This can range from arthritis to collapse of the foot.
- LESSER TOE DEFORMITIES
Are you suffering from this condition? At The Chelsea Clinic, we can help. One of our podiatrist can assist and then recommend what treatments are best to get you back on track. Podiatrist South Kensington
Schedule an appointment here or you may call us at +44 (0) 207 101 4000.
We hope you have a feetastic day!
-The Chelsea Clinic and Team