Foot pain can be very disruptive to your everyday life, especially if you’re an athlete or someone who’s more active than most. Getting relief is the primary goal of most foot pain sufferers and learning what caused the pain is just as important.
Gout is a form of arthritis that can be debilitating, especially when it affects the feet. It damages the joints in the ankle, and toes. Most people who suffer from gout already know they have the condition, but if you’ve never been diagnosed, then there’s a possibility you wouldn’t recognize the symptoms. It’s common for people to develop painful bumps in the toes, as well as other deformities in the feet. Some areas may also feel inflamed and sensitive to the touch.
Ankle and Foot Tendonopathy
When the tendons in the ankles and feet become damaged, this leads to tendonopathy which causes pain. Most people who experience this are athletes or individuals who work out vigorously. Of course, tendonopathy and tendon tears can also occur as a result of an injury. This condition develops over time, and the pain may not be very noticeable at first.
Stress fractures are small cracks in a bone that develop from repetitive force or overuse in activities like running and jumping. Fractures can develop from osteoarthritis, which can weakened the bones. When stress fractures are most common in the second and third toes and more painful when walking or running.
Plantar fasciosis is thickening of the area where the plantar fascia connects to the heel bone. The thick band of connective tissue runs the entire span of the sole and serves as a shock absorber while walking. People who are constantly on their feet often develop this condition.
Bursitis in the foot is inflammation of the bursae, which are fluid-filled sacs that reduce friction between the joints and tendons. People who are in poor physical condition or who are overweight develop bursitis in the feet more often. Other conditions like arthritis and tendonopathy can also cause bursitis.
A variety of issues causes foot pain, and these are some of the most common that doctors treat. Prevention is the best method to fighting foot pain. You may not want to change your lifestyle, particularly if you’re an athlete or a very active person, but there are some things you can do to prevent these issues. Wear proper shoes when exercising or just walking, and always stretch before working out. Rest your feet when they’re tired, as overworking them is a surefire way to end up with one of these conditions.
You don’t have to live with chronic foot pain. We offer a variety of Regenerative Medicine therapies to resolve your pain without the need for surgery or steroids. Contact us today to find out if our gentle treatments are a good fit for your condition. (760) 909-2355.