17 Dec Addressing Common Foot and Ankle Issues
Our feet and ankles are vulnerable to several problems. Here is a list of the common foot and ankle problems and simple yet highly effective tips to find relief if you experience any of the following conditions. If the symptoms persist, it is best to consult your foot doctor or podiatrist immediately.
A bunion is a bony protrusion on the side of the big toe. If you can see one in your foot, wear shoes that allow sufficient space for your toes and do not cause pressure areas. Consult your podiatrist right away before the deformity increases.
Heel pain may often begin without injury. Pain felt under the heel while standing or walking with symptoms being worst when you get out of bed in the morning are often signs of Plantar Fasciitis. This is a condition in which the thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes becomes inflamed. Heel stretching, medication and orthotics can provide pain relief.
Corns and Calluses
Corns and calluses are the result of excess pressure on the skin of your foot. Treatment may involve relieving the pressure often by modifying the shoe. Pads may be given to relieve the pressure too.
Plantar warts look like calluses and often occur on the sole of the foot. They are caused due to viral infection and grow inward. To treat plantar warts, your podiatrist may recommend repeated application of salicylic acid to soften the overlying callus and expose the virus. The warts may also be injected with medication or frozen with liquid nitrogen. In rare cases, surgery may be needed.
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