The human body is a remarkable thing when you think about it. From head to foot, each part has a role to play and is often dependent on other parts working properly. That is why, when you are having certain types of foot issues, you can experience other problems if you don’t take care of them. Here are some issues that should have you heading to a foot clinic, and why that is so important.
- Foot Numbness, Tingling or Burning – These symptoms can be a sign that you have diabetic peripheral neuropathy. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is very important to take good care of your feet. You should have your feet examined at least twice a year.
- Arch Pain – Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of pain in the arch of your foot and can also result in heel pain. Fallen arches are another possibility. Neither of these situations will go away on their own, so getting treatment at a foot clinic is the only way to alleviate the pain.
- Heel Pain – In addition to plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation of the tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes, heel pain can also be caused by heel spurs, a heel fracture, or stone bruise. In many cases, orthotics from a foot clinic can help, along with other treatments such as physical therapy, resting your feet, and changing footwear.
There are other conditions that can result in foot pain, as well. For example, runners and ballet dancers can sometimes experience sesamoiditis, which is when the tendons near the big toe become injured. Women who wear high heels or ill-fitting footwear often can suffer from Morton’s neuroma. Neglecting foot pain can result in lower back pain and other issues, so if you are experiencing foot pain, don’t ignore it. Come see us at Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic, so we can diagnose the issue and propose the proper treatment and orthotics.