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Foot Pain

We know all too well that when foot pain sets in that it’s challenging to do just about any of your everyday activities. That’s because your feet take on the brunt of your weight when standing, walking, or running. When foot pain happens to you, it’s comforting to know that our Centennial, CO, podiatrist Dr. Joseph Mechanik can help ease your pain. Here are the top causes of foot pain and how to best treat them,

Common Types of Foot Pain

There are so many conditions, injuries, and disorders that can cause foot pain that it can sometimes be a bit difficult to know what’s causing your pain. This is where our Centennial, CO, podiatry team can help you uncover the answers to your foot pain. Some of the possible causes of foot pain include,

  • Bunions and hammertoes
  • Corns and calluses
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
  • Strains and sprains
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Overuse injuries
  • Fallen arches (also known as flat feet)
  • Gout
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Neuropathy
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures

Risk Factors for Foot Pain

Certain factors can predispose you to foot pain. Some of these risk factors include,

  • Being overweight or obese
  • Pregnancy
  • Being a runner or participating in high-impact sports
  • Having diabetes
  • Aging
  • Wear improper footwear or worn-out shoes

When to See a Podiatrist

If you are dealing with minor foot pain then you may be able to ease symptoms on your own with rest and home care; however, it’s best to turn to our qualified podiatry team if,

  • Your foot pain is caused by an injury
  • The pain is sudden or severe
  • Your pain isn’t improving with rest and home care
  • You can’t put weight on the foot
  • There is a visible deformity of the foot
  • You develop a fever along with your pain
  • You have foot pain and you’ve also been diagnosed with diabetes or nerve damage in your feet
  • You develop numbness, tingling, or weakness in the foot

From physical therapy and daily exercises to steroid injections, custom orthotics, and even surgery, Dr. Mechanik and his team provide a wide range of treatment options to address all causes of your foot pain.

Dr. Mechanik prides himself on providing the very best foot and ankle care in the Centennial, CO, area. If you’re dealing with foot pain, you must get the care you need. Call Colorado Foot Institute today at (303) 333-3383.

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