Having persistent foot conditions may indicate there may be issues with overall health. Foot cramps can be a sign of dehydration, and may be remedied by drinking plenty of water. Morton’s neuroma can cause a tingling or burning sensation between the third and fourth toes and can happen from wearing shoes that do not have enough room for the toes to move freely in. Flakey skin may be a symptom of athlete's foot, which is caused by a fungal infection. Some patients have consistently cold feet, despite warm socks that are worn. This could mean there are circulatory issues, and it may be accompanied by fatigue. If you have foot pain for any reason, it is strongly suggested that you consult with a podiatrist who can provide treatment, in addition to determining if the foot pain represents an underlying health condition.
Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Dr. Jeffrey J. Betman & Associates . Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.
Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Bone Spurs
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
- Ingrown Toenails
- Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
- Flat Feet
- Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
- And more
To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.
Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Northwest Chicago, Southwest Chicago, and Wicker Park, Chicago, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.