Tired of living with foot pain? Dr. Keith Rosenthal, Dr. Julian Sansone, and Dr. Matthew Blutfield at The Foot And Ankle Center in Howell Township and Brick, NJ is the team to have on your side.
Guide to Ending Foot Pain
Foot pain really is a pain. As you spend a good portion of your day walking or standing, pain can make daily activities a bit miserable. And some types of foot pain don’t end when you get off your feet for the day. In this guide, Dr. Rosenthal, Dr. Sansone, Dr. Blutfield, and the team at The Foot And Ankle Center in Howell Township and Brick, NJ share some of the top causes of foot pain, how to prevent them, and how to address them if they’ve already made an appearance in your life.
Top Causes of Foot Pain
Many types of foot pain are the result of overuse. Others are due to injuries, ongoing conditions, and issues with foot structure. The following are some of the most common causes:
- Sprains and strains
- Achilles tendinitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
How to Prevent Pain in the Foot
Taking care of your feet is the best way to prevent foot pain. This includes the following:
- Give your feet a break each day.
- Stretch your feet and toes in the morning, before bed, or both.
- Wear shoes that fit and support your feet.
- Visit your podiatrist regularly for a full exam.
How to Treat Pain in the Foot
If pain is already present in your life, the preventative steps above can help. However, it’s wise to see a podiatrist, especially if those steps do not provide relief within a few days or if any of the following is true:
- You can’t put any weight on your foot.
- You’ve been involved in any type of accident.
- Something doesn’t look quite “right” about your foot.
- There is a lot of swelling.
- The skin is warm to the touch.
Your podiatrist can do a full assessment to determine the underlying cause of your pain and develop a treatment plan to address it. This plan might include:
- Custom orthotics
- Braces or splints
- Therapeutic exercise
- Lifestyle adjustments and more
Visiting your podiatrist can not only help relieve your foot pain but also prevent it from coming back.
Leave foot pain in your tracks by visiting Dr. Rosenthal, Dr. Sansone, and Dr. Blutfield at The Foot And Ankle Center in Howell Township and Brick, NJ. Schedule an appointment at our Howell Township, NJ office at (732) 833-2800 or our Brick, NJ office at (732) 477-0441.