What is foot pain?
Foot pain is a common problem and roughly affects one-quarter of the population at any given time. For nearly 50% of sufferes, it can be debilitating and have a major impact on their life. It takes many forms and has many causes from incorrect footwear to biomechanical problems. The symptoms range from a dull ache to a debilitating pain that majorly impacts peoples day to day life.
Unfortunately, most sufferers do not seek professional treatment even when they are in pain. If this sounds like you; we recommend booking an appointment at our clinic or another HCPC registered clinic. There is no need to live with unnecessary pain and discomfort.
What causes foot pain?
There are various causes that are best diagnosed by a podiatrist. Who is fully trained in all aspects of foot care.
Qualified podiatrists are trained to assess the anatomy of the entire leg and how this affects the feet. What may be presenting itself as a foot problem may be related to problems further up the leg in the knee or hip. By assessing everything as a whole the podiatrist will work out a treatment plan that not only deals with your current symptoms but deals with the underlying problem.
Some of the more common causes are ill-fitting shoes, flat feet, arthritis and diabetes. Each of these present them selfs in different ways and require specific forms of treatment. It is hard to say more about foot pain as it caused by a plethora of conditions. It is the job of a podiatrist to narrow these down and find the underlying problem or problems.
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How is foot pain treated?
The podiatrist will assess the patients’ needs and devise a treatment plan specific to their needs. The plan will have a short-term element as well as once focused on the long term.