Painful Foot CrampsTuesday, 04 April 2023 00:00
Many people take their feet for granted until they begin to hurt. The feet are the foundation and carry the entire weight of the body, making it possible to walk, run, and jump. Having foot cramps can wreak havoc on the day. They can cause pain and discomfort, and it may be difficult to walk. A common reason why foot cramps may happen from wearing shoes that are too tight. This may cause limited movement in the feet, possibly leading to foot and muscle cramps. Dehydration may be another reason why foot cramps may occur. Lack of water may cause the muscles to malfunction, and this may also result in foot cramps. This type of foot pain may be avoided when a routine stretching and exercise regime is practiced. Strong foot muscles help to keep the body balanced, and it is beneficial to avoid overstretching, which may lead to foot fatigue. If you have foot cramps, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist who can determine the cause and offer you the correct relief options.
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.
Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Bone Spurs
- 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
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 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.