Foot Pain Treatment in Arlington TX
You ask a lot of your feet. In fact, most people walk about five miles a day without even realizing that they’re doing it, just going to and from their car, to and from the water cooler, in and out of the convenience store, and doing routine tasks around the home. No wonder your feet hurt!
So, if you’re suffering from foot problems and need foot pain treatment in Arlington, TX, what can you do? First, identify the source of the pain. Heel Pain Pain in the heel can mean that you need plantar fasciitis treatment. Arlington, TX patients often experience an inflammation or irritation in the tissue that connects the toes to the heel bone, and it’s often most painful in the morning, just when you’re getting up. It’s most often felt in the heel, but can occur in the arch as well. Much of the time, heel pain will respond to simply resting your foot, or taking OTC pain relievers. It’s also important to make sure that you wear shoes that have good arch supports, and a well-padded sole.
Heel spurs can also cause foot pain. These are caused by abnormal bone growth on the bottom of the heel, and can be caused by vigorous running, or even due to wearing ill-fitting shoes. You may experience pain when standing or walking, and if you have high arches or extremely low arches, you are more likely to develop heel spurs. To relieve the pain, you can rest your feet, take OTC pain relievers, and make sure that your shoes are equipped with shock absorbing soles. If the pain persists, you may need to consult a doctor. Stone Bruises They’re exactly what they sound like – bruises that are caused by stepping on stones or other hard objects. Usually, you end up with a bruise on the ball of the foot or the fatty pad of the heel. This type of injury usually goes away in the fullness of time and does not require treatment. A bit of rest and OTC pain relievers are the best course of treatment for stone bruises. Heel Fractures Heel fractures are high-impact injuries due to sharp trauma. Your heel bone could break, or even shatter. Symptoms are pain (obviously), swelling, bruising and trouble walking. If you have a heel fracture, you’ll probably need to see a doctor, and he or she will probably recommend that you walk on crutches for a while. Most of the time the pain can be relieved using OTC remedies, but in severe cases, your doctor may prescribe something stronger. Dr. Antonio Rozier can help you with foot pain issues. Call 1-888-499-6908 for a consultation.