Don't Ignore Your Foot Pain

By Associates in Foot and Ankle Care, Inc.
September 10, 2018
Category: Foot Care
Tags: foot pain  

What your podiatrists in Chattanooga want you to know about foot pain

If you have foot pain, don’t ignore it because it could be a warning sign of something more serious. There are many causes of foot pain,Foot Pain and Dr. Dennis Bizzoco and Dr. Brian Burgan at Associates in Foot and Ankle Care in Chattanooga, TN, want to share the facts about foot pain causes and treatment.

If you have experienced an injury or trauma to your foot, you should seek out the help of your podiatrist, especially if you notice a sharp, stabbing pain and swelling. You could be suffering from a broken bone or fracture, and your podiatrist will need to take x-rays. You should also take steps to prevent an injury to your feet, including:

  • Always wearing protective footwear
  • Clearing floors of sharp objects
  • If you play sports, wear appropriate footwear
  • Avoid walking or standing barefoot

Foot pain is a common symptom for people suffering from diabetes. That’s because diabetes affects the extremities, particularly the feet. You may experience nerve impairment, causing diabetic neuropathy or loss of sensation in your feet. You may also experience circulatory and immune system problems, leading to diabetic ulcers that won’t heal. You should practice these important tips to protect your feet:

  • Check your feet daily for blisters, sores, or cuts
  • Wash and dry your feet daily and apply moisturizing cream
  • Wear supportive, comfortable socks and shoes
  • Avoid walking or standing while barefoot
  • Schedule regular exams with your podiatrist

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot problem among runners, however, it can also affect people who walk or stand on hard surfaces for long periods of time. The plantar fascia, which is the thick band of tissue running across your heel, can become inflamed, causing aching or stabbing pain on your heel and the side of your foot. The pain can become debilitating, making it difficult for you to walk. To help with plantar fasciitis, you can try:

  • Stretching your arches during the day
  • Taking the weight off of your feet by resting
  • Changing to more supportive shoes

If you suffer from foot pain, you can get relief! Just pick up the phone and call Dr. Bizzoco and Dr. Burgan at Associates in Foot and Ankle Care in Chattanooga, TN. Get back on your feet by calling today!

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