Don’t let foot pain ruin your day. Find out ways to combat it and when to see a professional.
Foot pain can happen to anyone, and it often shows up when you least expect it. Of course, if your pain doesn’t let up or if it starts affecting your day-to-day activities, you may be wondering what’s going on and when to visit one of our Clinton Township, Mount Clemens and Sterling Heights, MI, podiatrists - Dr. Thomas Hosey, Dr. Ryan Murphy or Dr. Kristen Patterson - for care.
There are many reasons why you may be experiencing foot pain, so being able to determine this through online research alone will be nearly impossible. Of course, it’s a good idea to do your research so you know what’s going on and when to get help. Here are just some of the reasons you may be noticing pain:
- Stress fractures
- Strain or sprain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendonitis
- Ingrown toenail
- Morton’s neuroma
You may be surprised by just how much even the slightest foot pain can affect your activities and leave you having to kick up your feet and rest. Of course, before you run to our Clinton Township, Mount Clemens and Sterling Heights foot doctors for care, there are some things you can do on your own to ease foot pain:
- Ice the area or areas of your feet that are painful or swollen
- Take anti-inflammatory medications
- Wear orthotics and properly fitted footwear
- Splint or wearing compression bandages around the foot
If you have diabetes and are experiencing pain or other foot problems you do not want to try and treat this issue on your own. Let us get to the root of the issue before it turns into something serious. If you notice that pain or swelling gets worse, if you have tingling or numbness in any part of the feet or if you develop a fever, then it’s time to seek immediate medical care.
Also, if your foot pain isn’t responding to at-home care then it might be time to call in the experts at Hosey Foot & Ankle Centers in Sterling Heights, Clinton Township and Mount Clemens, MI. Call our office to schedule your appointment.