If you’re experiencing foot pain, it may feel like the pain is completely stopping you from being able to participate in your daily life. Foot pain might affect your ability to feel comfortable on your feet and can stop you from any athletic activities you may want to take part in. Dr. Keith Rosenthal, Dr. Julian Sansone, and Dr. Rarama at The Foot and Ankle Centers located in Jackson and Brick can help identify what could be causing your foot pain and determine the best way to ease it.
What Causes Foot Pain?
Foot and ankle pain can be caused by numerous issues, such as:
- Improperly fitting footwear
- Arthritic foot problems
- Congenital foot problems
- Infectious foot conditions
- Foot and ankle injuries
Some common causes of foot pain and how they can be treated by the doctors of The Foot and Ankle Center at Brick and The Foot and Ankle Center at Jackson are:
- Bunions- Bunions can be recognized as a bone deformity in which there’s a bump at the bottom of the big toe on the side of the foot. Your podiatrist may recommend wearing foot pads, shoe inserts, or in the case of severe pain, surgery to shave down the bone.
- Hammertoes- Hammertoes can be identified as a muscle imbalance where the toe is bent down in a claw-like position, usually in the second toe on the foot. You may experience irritation from the toe rubbing against your shoe. You may want to wear pads to stop the toe from rubbing, or you may need surgery to straighten out the toe.
- Ingrown Toenails- The toenail may begin to dig into the sides of the skin and cause pain and irritation. Ingrown toenails can usually be prevented by cutting straight across the toenail, wearing properly fitting shoes, and paying attention to any pain you may be feeling.
- Plantar Fasciitis- Plantar fasciitis is more commonly known as heel pain and it can be painful to be on your feet, especially after waking up or sitting for a long period of time. Your doctor might recommend custom orthotics to help relieve any of the pain you may be experiencing.
- Neuromas- Neuromas are enlarged growths that occur most commonly between the third and fourth toes. It’s caused by tissue rubbing against the nerves and causing irritation. Usually, wearing properly fitted shoes and using shoe inserts can help alleviate the pain, but in certain situations, surgery may be required.
Contact Your Podiatrist Today!
If you’re experiencing foot pain, contact your podiatrist to determine the cause of your pain. In most cases, they will start your treatment immediately. Contact Dr. Keith Rosenthal, Dr. Julian Sansone, and Dr. Rarama of The Foot and Ankle Centers at Jackson (732) 833 2800 or Brick at (732) 477-0441 today!