There are several foot conditions that can make even things as simple as walking or wearing shoes quite painful. Not only can this hold you back from engaging in extracurricular physical activities, but it can restrict your ability to walk or comfortably wear shoes. walking or comfortably wearing shoes. Many foot conditions can affect the appearance of the foot as well, which can lead to an individual feeling self-conscious or embarrassed by their feet. At Highland Foot And Ankle Clinic in St. Paul, our podiatrists can diagnose and develop a custom treatment plan for your foot problems, so you can enjoy life to the fullest!
Our Podiatrists Diagnose And Coordinate Treat For:
Fungal infections of the skin or nails
General foot pain, ankle pain, or heel pain
Common Sources of Foot Pain
The first step to helping our patients overcome their foot pain is identifying what’s causing the pain in the first place. While there are many things that could be causing discomfort in your feet, we’ve noticed that these four sources tend to be the most common. Don’t accept foot pain as permanent. If you find yourself suffering from any cause of foot pain, contact Highland Foot and Ankle Clinic today!
Having issues with the mechanics of your feet means put simply just means that something is not lining up the way it is supposed to. The most common examples of this would be fallen or flat arches, over-pronation, and supination. Over-pronation and supination are when your ankle does not line up correctly and either stick too far in or out respectively.
The shoes you wear can play an extremely important role in the health and comfort of your feet. Many people wear the wrong size shoe or wear a brand of shoe that does not properly fit the shape of their feet. Often times this can be remedied by using a proper orthotic insert, but sometimes it requires throwing out shoes that do not properly fit — even if they are your favorite pair!
Your foot is a complicated and intricate part of the human body filled with joints, ligaments, bones, and muscles. It is also the part of your body that receives the most wear-and-tear. The average American takes at least 4,000 steps every single day. This wear-and-tear can be accelerated by conditions like arthritis, bursitis, and gout.
This is probably the most obvious cause of foot pain, but it bears mentioning that if you have a foot injury, it is incredibly important that you seek professional help for treating the injury, as well as following a regimen for recovery. Foot injuries that heal incorrectly can cause long term pain that can be much more difficult to fix down the road.
Frequently Asked Questions
Unfortunately, there’s no straightforward answer to this question. It all depends on factors such as your body size, foot shape, amount of daily exercise, etc. That being said, if you need help identifying a shoe that will reduce the amount of foot pain you are experiencing, we can definitely help. After discussing the factors previously mentioned, we can give our professional recommendations on which shoes will help your situation.
Not necessarily. It all depends on what ailment you are experiencing. If you are having foot pain when you run, sandals would definitely not be recommended. However, if you are experiencing pain or itchiness due to something like athletes’ foot, sandals can be a great way to help your feet air out or reduce the spread of foot fungus or warts.
A swollen, red, and painful foot without previous trauma is often a sign of the common condition known as gout. If the pain is unbearable, it may be a good idea to go straight to the hospital. Otherwise, you can always contact us to see if we can get you in for urgent treatment.
Gout is a form of arthritis that can affect people of all ages. The symptoms of gout are intense joint pain — often in the ankle or the joint of the big toe — that comes on suddenly and often at night. It also typically causes inflammation and redness of the affected joint. This leads to pain and limited range of motion. When untreated, gout can lead to worsening pain and long term joint damage.
Gout is a common problem that many people suffer needlessly. If you experience any of the symptoms of gout — intense join pain, lingering discomfort, inflammation and redness of the affected joining, and limited range of motion — contact Highland Foot and Ankle Clinic right away. Gout can be treated in multiple ways including oral medications or even laser therapy to give you quick relief.
Find Relief From Foot Pain At Highland Foot And Ankle Clinic
There are many different skin-related problems that can manifest painfully on the foot. For example, ingrown toenails can be extremely painful and troublesome for patients. Complications from an ingrown toenail can include continued pain and soft tissue infection. Plantar warts are another skin-related condition which can start as a minor discomfort and lead to a painful foot. Our services include minor in-office procedures to treat skin disorders. We use a gentle and thorough approach to treat these problems with modern, advanced therapies. Schedule an appointment online now!