What could be to blame for your sore, achy feet?
Just as you need a strong, stable foundation to support your house, you also need strong, stable feet to support your body. Therefore, when there is something off to the form or function of the feet this also causes problems for the rest of the body. You may not even realize it, but your leg, hip, and even back pain could be the result of long-term foot problems. The good news is that the doctors at The Foot and Ankle Centers at Brick and Jackson can diagnose and treat your foot pain.
What could be causing my foot pain?
Feet take a lot of abuse every day. From wearing high heels to simply standing on your feet all day, there is a myriad of reasons why someone could be dealing with aching feet. And just as there are many reasons for your foot pain, our podiatrists can also give you a multitude of remedies and treatment options.
Common causes of foot pain include:
- Achilles tendonitis
- Bone spurs
- Plantar fasciitis
- Stress fractures
- Broken bones
- Flat feet
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Ingrown toenails
- Plantar warts
- Morton’s neuroma
- Osteomyelitis (an infection of the bone)
When should I see a podiatrist?
You should schedule an appointment with a podiatrist if:
- Your foot pain is severe
- You experience pain when putting weight on the foot
- You notice a visible change in the shape or color of your feet
- You experience numbness, weakness, or tingling in the feet
- Your pain doesn’t improve within 5-7 days of rest and home care
- Your foot pain is accompanied by a fever (requires immediate medical attention)
- Your foot pain gets worse or keeps returning
You need to schedule an emergency visit with your podiatrist or visit your local hospital for care if:
- You also have diabetes
- You cannot walk
- You notice redness, skin that is warm to the touch, or a high fever (all signs of infection)
- You have an open wound on the foot that contains pus or is slow to heal
If you are living with foot pain in the Jackson or Brick area, our podiatric team can help you get your pain under control. To schedule an evaluation with us, call The Center for Foot and Ankle Medicine at (732) 833-2800 (Jackson) or (732) 477-0441 (Brick).