Foot pain is the pain or discomfort caused to the foot either by an injury, by excessive straining of the foot or due to any condition of the foot affecting the bones, ligaments, nerves, or tendons. It can be acute or chronic, depending on the condition and the part involved.
What are the causes of Foot Pain?
Some of the causes of Foot Pain are:
Corns and calluses
High heels or poorly fitting shoes
Tarsal tunnel syndrome
When do I consult a doctor for Foot Pain?
One should see a doctor for Foot Pain if the following symptoms occur:
Severe pain or swelling
Pain during specific activities like running
Open wound on the foot
Pus oozing from the wound
Fever related to infection on the foot
Unable to walk due to pain
Cannot bear weight or feet feels weak
Abnormal growth on the foot
Injury of the foot
Accident involving the foot
How is Foot Pain diagnosed?
Foot pain can be diagnosed by:
Physical and visual examination of the foot
Foot muscle function tests
Nerves and conduction test
X-ray, MRI, or bone scan
How is Foot Pain treated?
Treatment of Foot Pain depends on the cause of discomfort and pain. Based on the issue, the following types of treatments exist: