Official Blog of Dr. Peter F. Gregory and his Foot Health Team
Posts for: June, 2020
There are several areas in the foot that can feel pain due to specific conditions that may have developed. Heel pain may be indicative of plantar fasciitis and heel spurs and can cause severe discomfort. Toe pain may signify a bunion, hammertoe, or the arthritic condition that is referred to as gout. A nerve condition that is known as Morton’s neuroma may cause pain in the area between the third and fourth toes, and can be caused by wearing shoes that do not have adequate room for the toes to move freely in. If you are afflicted with any type of foot pain, it is strongly advised that you are under the care of a podiatrist who can diagnose and treat various foot and ankle disorders.
Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain consult with the Foot Health Team of Dr. Peter F. Gregory, D.P.M. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.
Foot pain is an extremely 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 several treatment options available for foot pain.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our office located in Livonia, MI. at 734-522-7676. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.