Every year, more than 250,000 people are faced with some sort of foot, ankle, or leg pain. From lack of support, to injuries from exercise, to age, there are many reasons that you too can suffer from one of the most common foot and ankle pains, such as the following:
Ingrown Toenails- With this common foot condition, toenails can grow sideways into the skin, which can cause an infection, potentially causing the toenail to fall off. By wearing shoes that are too tight in the toebox, to cutting your toenails incorrectly, anyone can suffer from ingrown toenails.
Bunions- This painful foot condition can develop when the bones in the joint on the outer side of the foot, often by the big toe, becomes misaligned, causing swelling and pain. The most common reasons people will suffer from bunions is due to low arches, flat feet, or arthritis.
Plantar Fasciitis- If you are suffering from stabbing pain in the arch, especially in the morning or upon standing, then you may have plantar fasciitis. Whether it is from high arches, to pronating (walking on the insides of your feet), the plantar fasciitis tendon can become inflamed, causing tenderness on the bottom of the foot or the heel.
If you suffer from any of the above, be sure to consult with your podiatrist in order to prevent unnecessary pain and discomfort. Contact the Foot and Ankle Specialists of Illinois today for any of your foot and ankle needs.