The feet are integral parts of the human body in their own right. However, the health of our feet can also tell us important things about our overall health and the health of other parts of our body. For example, the state of our feet can sometimes be an early warning sign for other health complications, such as heart disease. Specifically, pain in the muscles in the feet is sometimes associated with early signs of heart disease. This pain in the foot muscles might even travel up the calves and thighs. Besides foot pain, feelings of numbness in the feet when motionless might also indicate in some individuals a potential for experiencing heart disease. Additionally, swelling in the feet, which is also known as edema, can be associated with heart disease. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and want to learn more about what they might mean, contact a podiatrist today for more information.
Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Foot & Ankle Specialists of Central Ohio. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.
Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Bone Spurs
- 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
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 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 offices located in Gahanna, Newark, Columbus, and Lancaster, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.