Foot pain can happen anywhere from the tips of your toes to the back of your heel, but all foot pain has one thing in common: it can make life miserable. At Amit Shah DPM in North Brunswick, Edison, and Cranbury, New Jersey, Drs. Shah and Armanious, DPM, treat foot injuries, chronic foot problems, and other causes of foot pain to get you back to walking without pain right away. Book your appointment online or by calling the Amit Shah DPM office nearest you now.
Pain means you need treatment, especially if the pain is so bad that it keeps you from walking and living your regular daily life.
Even if you're not sure where the pain's coming from or how it started, foot pain isn't something you can ignore. Your feet support your body, and a problem with your support system can have serious long-term consequences if you don't get help.
There are many potential causes, with some of the most common being:
Foot injuries are often related to sports, but injuries can happen at work, when you're walking and hit an uneven area, or in many other circumstances. With a foot injury, your pain's generally sudden and intense.
Bone fractures can develop in any of the bones of your foot. The most common types of foot fractures involve the metatarsals (the five long bones in your midfoot) and the toes.
Tendinitis occurs when any of your foot tendons are badly inflamed. The most common kinds of foot tendinitis include:
Bursitis occurs when the little sacs that serve as padding for your foot joints grow inflamed.
Plantar fasciitis happens when the connective tissue along your foot sole (the plantar fascia tendon) gets badly inflamed and has small tears.
Diabetic neuropathy is a condition causing foot pain, burning, or a pins-and-needles sensations related to nerve damage. It's the most common diabetic foot disease, which is why diabetic foot care is vital.
Hammertoe happens when one of your small toe joints gets stuck in its contracted form.
Bunions are bone deformities in which your big toe's base joint bulges outward, making a prominent and painful bony lump on the side of your foot.
These are just a few of the many causes of foot pain, so if you recognize any of these problems or have some other kind of foot pain, reach out to the team at Amit Shah DPM promptly for diagnosis.
The team offers many foot pain solutions at their three New Jersey offices, including:
If you need surgery, you can count on the podiatric surgeons at Amit Shah DPM for expertly performed procedures that give you long-term foot pain relief.
Call the Amit Shah DPM office nearest you or book with online scheduling now.