Our feet feature dozens of tiny bones and ligaments that work in harmony to facilitate movement. Because of the foot’s delicate anatomy, there are many conditions and lifestyle factors that can lead to foot pain.
What Causes Foot Pain?
Some of the most common causes of foot pain include:
- Wearing ill-fitting or uncomfortable shoes
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Plantar fasciitis
- Bone fractures
- Corns and calluses
- Bone spurs
Anyone can experience sore feet after a long day of standing up, walking, or exercise. Rest is often all that is required to find relief from discomfort, but it’s important to promptly consult with a medical professional if your foot pain:
- Is severe in nature and prevents you from comfortably walking
- Is accompanied by swelling, redness, burning pain, or tingling sensations
- Does not improve after several weeks of self-care measures
How is foot pain treated?
An individual’s best course of foot pain treatment will vary according to the underlying condition. Many people can find relief through conservative measures such as a walking boot, orthotics, medication, and physical therapy. Investing in more comfortable footwear and modifying exercise habits can also prove beneficial. In other cases, surgery may be recommended to correct a structural problem within the foot.
Orthopaedic Specialists in Greater Pittsburgh offers specialized foot pain treatment from board-certified orthopedic physicians. Merging personalized service with the latest breakthroughs in musculoskeletal care, our practice helps patients with all types of foot pain regain strength, mobility, and comfort. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with a member of our award-winning team.