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What Is Causing My Foot Pain?

Tuesday, 28 December 2021 00:00

There are a multitude of reasons why your feet may hurt, including sprains, strains, fractures, bunions, and fungal infections. These can range from mild injuries to serious traumas or underlying medical conditions. An important way to find out what is causing your foot pain is by seeing a podiatrist. Note the type of pain you are experiencing and where it is to help your podiatrist diagnose the cause. For example, if you have sharp, stabbing pain in your heel, you may have plantar fasciitis. This is an injury that occurs when the ligament that runs along the bottom of the foot becomes inflamed because of repetitive stress and overuse. If you have foot pain, please schedule an appointment with a podiatrist near you. 

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Integrative Foot & Ankle Centers of Washington. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Causes

Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more

Diagnosis

To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.

Treatment

Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Kirkland, Everett, and Renton, WA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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