Treating Unbearable Chronic Foot Pain
Sad as it is, many people begin each day with foot pain. For some it is so agonizing it affects their ability to lead a normal life and engage in everyday activities that add fun and enjoyment to living. Imagine if you could not stroll through a park, shop at the mall, or push your grandchildren in a stroller. You may believe these activities are all in the past because you suffer chronic foot pain.
Chronic foot pain may be the result of a number of conditions as it isn’t a specific diagnosis, but rather a description. Chronic foot pain may be brought on as a result of anything from Achilles tendonitis to Rheumatoid arthritis and includes plantar fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma and Metatarsalgia along with a host of other conditions. Most foot pain is the result of improper footwear, injury or overuse, but sometimes the body’s mechanics are at fault.
Drs. Joel Brook and David Northcutt from Dallas Podiatry Works wants you to understand that foot pain is not normal. There are instances when a traumatic foot injury occurs, and you would expect pain to result from that, but under normal circumstances you should not suffer discomfort. Not all foot discomfort is a medical emergency, so you should know some easy at home remedies you can try.
- If there is a particular activity that causes you pain, give your body a rest from that activity and enjoy a less stressful activity until you recover.
- Ice application is inexpensive and if the cause of your discomfort is swelling and inflammation this will help to reduce it.
- Elevate your foot to a level above your heart. This helps with circulation and increases blood flow to the injured region.
- Take over-the-counter medication.
- Wear appropriate shoes.
Naturally there are times when in spite of all you try you will need to seek medical attention. Perhaps it is a serious injury or maybe your symptoms have not diminished with home treatment. Dallas Podiatry Works has many treatment options available.
If you are one of the millions who suffer chronic foot pain, call Dr. Brook at (972) 566-7474 in Dallas, or Dr. Northcutt at (972) 943-3323 in Baylor/Plano. After conducting a comprehensive evaluation they can begin you on an appropriate treatment plan. They can have you leaving the office the same day more comfortably and with a new outlook on life.
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