Until their feet start hurting, most people do not think much about them. To relieve foot pain that causes walking difficulty, it is important to address the cause of the problem. Because there are so many conditions that can lead to foot pain, a visit to a qualified podiatrist in Manhesset may be in order to ensure that you get the right treatment.
There are a variety of foot and ankle conditions that can cause pain in different parts of the foot, such as the toes, nails, heel, ball, and arches. These conditions can include:
• Heel spurs
• Plantar fasciitis
• Infected or ingrown toenails
• Hammertoes, bunions, and corns
• Fallen arches
• Fungal or bacterial infections
• Ankle/foot tendon and ligament problems
A podiatrist in Manhesset can successfully treat most of these foot and ankle conditions. Depending on the specific foot issue, conservative treatment options can include resting the feet, to avoid wearing tight shoes, steroid injections, shoe inserts or orthotics, physical therapy, and taking pain relievers. Surgery also is a possible option to address foot conditions that do not respond to the more conservative treatments.