About one in five people report foot pain, stiffness, or aching in their feet, with more women, people over age 50, and obese individuals experiencing this pain. But even younger people report foot pain, with about 10% of people under age 45 having pain. Vladimir Alhov, MD, and the team at Brooklyn Pain Doctors in Brooklyn, New York, diagnose and treat foot pain for patients of all ages. Call the office, or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment to relieve your foot pain today.
Your feet bear your body weight daily, making them prone to injury and pain. The foot consists of a complicated network of ligaments, tendons, muscles, and bones. Pain can affect any area of the foot, from the toes to your Achilles tendon and back of your heel, to the underside of your foot.
Many conditions and injuries cause foot pain. Arthritis is one of the most common causes of foot pain, followed by overuse or injury. In addition to arthritis, common causes of foot pain include:
Mild foot pain generally resolves with home treatment after a few weeks and doesn’t require medical attention. Visit the team at Brooklyn Pain Doctors if your pain is severe, not improving over time, or results from an injury.
You should also seek medical care if you have foot pain as a diabetic, can’t put weight on your foot, or have any signs of infection, like redness or warmth in the area.
Try the following tips to reduce existing foot pain or prevent foot pain from recurring:
To prevent cuts, scrapes, and other wounds, always wear shoes when you’re outdoors.
Relieve foot pain at home with ice applied to the affected area, over-the-counter pain relievers, and resting your foot as much as possible. If you require medical treatment to relieve foot pain, your treatment depends on the cause. Common foot pain treatments include:
For severe foot problems, surgery may be necessary. To find out how to relieve your foot pain, call the practice, or schedule an appointment online today.