What Causes Foot Pain and How to Treat Them?

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Out feet carries us from here to there. They are an important part of our body but we hardly think about them until we get hurt. Want to know what can cause foot pain? Here they are. Have a look:

Heel Pain
Heel pain is the pain experienced in the heel. If you have pain in your heel, there is a high chance that you have plantar fasciitis. This is an inflammation or irritation of the band of tissue that connects the heel bone to toes. When it happens, it hurts most in the morning when you get out of your bed. It is generally felt in the heel or the arch.

For treating it, you need to rest your feet, take pain relievers, do heel & foot muscle stretches and wear shoes with cushioned sole and great arch support. Seek the help of a podiatrist in Perth if you are still not cured with these treatment options.

Heel Spurs
You can also experience foot pain is you have heel spurs. Heel spurs are abnormal growths of the bone on the bottom of a heel. You can have them if you wear wrong shoes or walk in an abnormal way or posture. It can also be developed from activities such as running. The spurs may hurt when you walk or stand. A lot of people in Perth suffer from this condition but most of them do not have any kind of pain. Only people with high arches and flat feel experience the pain.
If you have heel spurs, these are the things you need to do:

  • rest your feet
  • wear shoes, which fit well and have shock-absorbing soles
  • take pain relievers
  • use an orthotic in your shoe
  • wear cutout heel pad
  • try out physical therapy
  • ask your doctor about what to do if you still have the pain

Stone Bruise
This is a deep bruise that occurs at the fat pad of the heel. It happens from any impact injury or after stepping on any hard object. The feeling of the pain would be like you are walking on pebbles. It would go away gradually with time. But what you can do in the meantime is rest your feet, ice that area and take pain relievers.

Heel Fracture
It is a high-impact injury where your heel bone may break and also shatter. Heel pain, swelling, bruising and trouble walking are experienced in this condition. Don’t put any pressure on your heel when you fracture it, protect it with pads and use crutches. Also, try out physical therapy.

When you have any of these pains in your foot, try out the treatment options that have been mentioned above. If they don’t work, consult a podiatric physician to get the best result.

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