Learn about common causes and treatments for foot pain from your Jasper and Woodstock, GA, podiatrist.
Foot pain? Your foot is an intricate network of tendons, ligaments, bones and muscles. Strong enough to bear your body weight, your teeth can be prone to injury pain. Foot pain can affect any part of your foot, from your Achilles tendon to your toes to the back of your heel. Dr. Bret Hintze at Foot & Ankle Reconstruction in Jasper and Woodstock, GA, offers state-of-the-art treatments for foot pain. Here are some of the top common causes for foot pain.
A bunion is an unnatural, bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe. Bunions can be extremely painful. Nonsurgical treatments that may relieve the pressure and pain of bunions include padding and taping or splinting, medications, shoe inserts and applying ice. If nonsurgical bunion treatments do not provide relief from your symptoms, you might need surgery.
Corns generally occur on the top and side of the foot. Soft corns have a thinner surface and usually occur between the 4th and 5th toes. Hard corns are small patches of dead, thickened skin with a central core. Corns can cause pain when you are walking or wearing shoes. Treatment of corns include, paring of the lesions, chemical treatments, foot pads and surgery.
Calluses are toughened areas of skin which have become relatively hard and thick in response to repeated pressure, friction or other irritation. Calluses can cause pain when you are walking or wearing shoes. Treatment of calluses include, medicated lotions and creams, cushion pads or insoles and surgery. If the calluses on your feet become painful, treatment is required.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot pain. The plantar fascia supports the arch of your foot. It's the connective tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes. Wearing shoes with poor arch support can result in plantar fasciitis. Some of the top treatments for plantar fasciitis include stretching and strengthening exercises, splinting, physical therapy, orthotics, injections and surgery.
Going barefoot in public places, such as locker rooms, is a common cause of athlete's foot. Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that affects the skin on the feet. It can spread to the hands or toenails. It is contagious. Athlete's foot may cause foot pain, itching, scaling and burning. Some of the top treatments for athlete's treatment include antifungal ointment, powder, lotion or spray and nonprescription or prescription antifungals.
Feet. They carry you from here to there every day. But you may not think much about them until they hurt. And when they do, you want relief. Foot pain hurts, but you don't have to suffer. Call Foot & Ankle Reconstruction in Jasper and Woodstock, GA, at (770) 999-0804 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hintze. We will help you cure your foot pain fast.