As the foundation for your lower body’s movement, the foot and its numerous bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles can be a source of significant joint pain.
Often associated with inappropriate footwear or poor alignment, pain in the foot is most commonly associated with trauma, such as a fracture; disease, such as osteoarthritis; deformities, such as bunions; or stress injuries.
If you are experiencing any of the following foot pain symptoms, it may be time to visit with a foot specialist.
- Numbness in the foot
- Pain in the heel, ball, or arch of the foot
- Inability to perform daily activities without foot pain
- Change in sensation or color of skin or toenail
- Swelling or tenderness
- If the afflicted area looks deformed or if you have lost function
- A consultation with a foot doctor is the best way to differentiate between a severe foot condition and minor foot injury.
- Trauma (All fractures and dislocations of the foot and toes)
- Arthritis of the foot and toes
- Bunions and Tailor’s bunions
- Deformed toes and metatarsals
- Heel pain/ Plantar fasciitis
- Sports injuries
- Bone spurs
- Club foot
- Calcaneal apophysitis/ Sever’s DiseaseIn-toeing and out-toeing
- Tarsal coalitions
- Neuromas and other nerve disorders
- Flat feet
- High arch feet
- Tendon Ruptures
- Ligament injuries to the foot and toes
- Charcot neuroarthropathy of the foot
- Non-pediatric club foot
- Soft tissue masses