How Your Podiatrist Can Help End Your Foot Pain
If left untreated, your foot pain can quickly grow from a simple nuisance to a condition which affects the most simple tasks in your daily life, such as walking to get the mail outside or playing with your children. Fortunately, your Fort Lee, Ringwood, Brooklyn and Flushing, NY podiatrists can help you get to the bottom of your foot pain and find a treatment to get you back to your active lifestyle. Learn more about common foot issues with Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee.
Different Types of Foot Problems
- Bunions: Bunions look like a large bump at the base of the big toe and often begin painlessly. However, after time, bunions grow larger, causing the toes to point outward and overlap. Thanks to their location, bunions take the brunt of your body’s weight, causing pain, irritation and swelling.
- Hammertoe: Hammertoes occur when the toe curls into a claw-like shape which resembles a hammer. The toe normally rubs against shoes, causing painful corns and calluses while the hammertoe itself causes pain and irritation.
- Heel Pain: Heel pain comes from many causes, the most common being plantar fasciitis. Bursitis, tendonitis, Achilles tendonitis, neuromas, injury and trauma can also cause heel pain.
- Ankle Pain: Ankle pain can make walking and standing difficult and occurs due to many circumstances. Though ankle pain usually comes from a trauma or injury, such as a sprain, multiple many sprains can cause chronic conditions like ankle instability.
Foot Pain Treatments in Fort Lee, Ringwood, Brooklyn and Flushing
Treatments for foot pain varies depending on your diagnosis. Often, conditions relating to wearing ill-fitting shoes like bunions and hammertoe require only careful monitoring and switching to more comfortable shoes. In their later stages, these conditions require surgery to realign the tissues and bones in the foot and correct the problems. Heel and ankle pain is often treated with plenty of rest to let the body heal on its own alongside over-the-counter pain relievers. However, if at-home treatments fail, your doctor may recommend customized insoles for your shoes called orthotics, braces to help align the foot and ankle, physical therapy or even surgery.
For more information on treating common foot problems, please contact Dr. Greg Khaimov, Dr. Daniel Pollack, Dr. Walter Majdanski and Dr. Yakov Haimof at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee in Fort Lee, Ringwood, Brooklyn and Flushing, NY. Call (201) 363-9844 to schedule your diagnostic appointment with your podiatrist today!