The human foot contains 26 bones, connected by joints, tendons, muscles, and ligaments, making it one of the most complex areas of the body. Because the feet bear the weight of the entire body, it is a common area of chronic pain. Many factors and conditions can cause pain in the foot, from poor-fitting shoes to bad posture and over-training. Conditions such as arthritis and diabetes can also lead to foot pain, as can common disorders including bunions, calluses and warts.
There are a few steps that can be taken to prevent foot pain. Keep your feet healthy by following these tips:
- Examine your feet regularly
- Wear comfortable shoes that fit
- Wash your feet daily with soap and lukewarm water
- Trim your toenails straight across and not too short
If you are experiencing persistent pain or discomfort in the foot area, it’s important to seek the help of podiatrist. A board-certified podiatrist can diagnose and treat pain in the ankle, foot and lower leg by determining the source of pain and providing effective treatment options. At Advanced Wellness, our board-certified podiatrists treat a range of podiatric conditions in both children and adults.
If you, a friend, or family member is suffering from chronic foot pain, call us today at 732-431-2155 to schedule an appointment with a member of the Advanced Wellness team.