Foot Pain – What You Need to Know

The foot comprises complex anatomy which can get affected by various things, external trauma or body disease to be the primary factors involved. The foot arches are essentially the foremost structures that control the ground force amount that gets deciphered in the body. As foot pain interferes with your daily activities, such as getting up from the bed and performing tasks, it is important to seek medical advice.

It was found that the prevalence of foot injury made up 27% of the whole musculoskeletal injuries happening in athletes in research.

The Signs and Symptoms of Foot Pain

Some of the signs and symptoms of foot pain include:

  • Swelling
  • Erythema – Redness of the foot
  • Ecchymosis – Bruising of the foot
  • Tingling sensations
  • Shooting pains which are localized to the affected area

The Causes of Foot Pain

Viruses, fungi, bacteria, and other infectious diseases might cause foot pain. Plantar warts on the foot’s bottom side are a result of a viral infection which may cause pain and irritation in the patient.

A lot of systemic conditions like gout, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, gout, and lupus might cause foot pain.

Also, some tarsal coalitions and other deformities of the foot, including mallet toes, claw toes, and hammertoes with bone spurs, are the causes of foot pain. What’s more, there could be an acute traumatic injury or a repetitive injury that accumulates and gives a common pain in the foot.

Shoes that are designed wrong or wrong size can affect comfort, which ultimately leads to foot pain.

The Treatment Options for Foot Pain

  • Acetaminophen like Tylenol – Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory drug
  • Aspirin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Naproxen
  • Corticosteroid injections if needed
  • Ankle support, foot support
  • Clutches if there is difficulty in standing and walking
  • Cold patches to be kept for 20 minutes on the affected area

If you have any difficulty in treating your foot pain or want more guidance for the management and prevention of further foot pain, telemedicine makes it possible for you to get the care you deserve. Schedule a virtual consultation with a Telakai Health online Provider and get on the road to recovery. Schedule your visit today.