Specific Foot Pain, Plantar Heel Pain

Posted: May 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

You will have a bulky dressing over your foot. You may notice some bloody spotting coming through the outer dressing. Although it is unlikely to be significant bleeding, contact us if it continues to becomes saturated. Otherwise, any small area of spotting will dry and can be ignored until you remove the dressings. Do not remove the dressing unless instructed to do so. Normally we will not have any physical therapy until 6-8 weeks after surgery. At that time we can do home exercises or physical therapy based on your individual needs and desires. We will discuss your exercises and activity limitations when you are seen in the office.

You can help by investing in shoes that are “foot shaped” – with a straight inside edge, rounded toe and a toe box deep enough to remove pressure on the joints. Registered podiatrists will be able to prescribe treatment, appliances which straighten the toes, or, when necessary, may advise surgery to provide permanent correction. CURLY OR RETRACTED TOES Though our feet have to carry our body weight throughout our lives, it is usually the most neglected part of the body. As it undergoes so much stress and strain, it is important that you give it the care and attention it rightfully deserves.bunion hard skin

This type of foot has a longer big toe and the rest of the toes taper down from longest to shortest. This tends to be a narrow foot, and when this foot is in full pointe, the big toe alone takes the weight on its own. If no precautions are taken the pressure can hurt and the toenail tends to become bruised. Foot lump or warts is skin growth caused by viruses. They are sometimes painful and, if untreated, may spread. Since over-the-counter preparations rarely cure warts, see your doctor. A doctor can apply medicines, burn or freeze the wart off, or take the wart off with surgery.

We cram our feet into shoes everyday, forcing the toes together and making them act as a hoof. When the toes are drawn together, abductor muscles on the outer and inner foot can’t activate, and can atrophy due to lack of use. Not giving your feet the proper attention, can result in foot pain. Most, if not all, of the above foot pain issues can arise by not wearing proper shoes and not using preventative steps in foot care. Reducing the recurring pressure is key to alleviating the discomfort and appearance of a corn, callus and bunion. Generally, a modification in footwear and simple home remedies are effective treatments.

8.) Balance on tilt boards or Bosu balls works all those “stabilizer muscles” that you are stressing with the unnatural tilt of the high heels. Besides your usual pedicure habits, include some massage or soft tissue treatment. One to two times a month massage can not only feel great but can really help rejuvenate and condition those feet and lower legs. Dr. Robert A. Weil is an Illinois sports podiatrist who hosts a weekly radio show, “The Sports Doctor” on WDCB 90.9 FM and writes for numerous newspapers and magazines. You can access previous radio shows and articles on his website at http://www.SPORTSDOCTORRADIO.com


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