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Risk Factors of Foot Pain

Foot pain can be an extreme annoyance for a variety of individuals across the country of all ages and backgrounds. Importantly, there are critical risk factors that can be associated with foot pain. These risk factors can make foot pain more likely. For example, if an individual has arthritis, they may be at an increased risk of experiencing foot pain of some kind. This can include osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, and gout, among other things. Additionally, overuse of the feet is a significant risk factor that may increase one’s susceptibility to overuse injuries in the feet. Lastly, conditions causing inflammation in the feet may be a significant risk factor for foot pain. If you have foot pain or are worried about developing foot pain, contact a podiatrist today for more information.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Patrick Bruton, DPM from Big Country foot and Ankle. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Causes

Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more

Diagnosis

To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.

Treatment

Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Abilene, Brownwood, and Colorado City, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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