What are the most common causes of foot pain?
Each of your feet contains 26 bones and 33 joints. Surrounding these bones and joints are muscles, ligaments, and tendons that all work together to ensure that your feet are able to perform their primary functions of support and mobility.
With so many working parts, foot pain can be caused by a number of issues, including:
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common sources of foot or heel pain, and it’s caused when the band of tissue that runs along the length of the bottom of your foot becomes inflamed.
Since each of your feet contains 26 small bones, breaks and fractures are common causes of pain.
A protrusion of the bone located at the base of your big toe is called a bunion, and this joint deformity can lead to foot pain.
Bursae are the tiny sacs that provide cushioning in joints between your bones, tendons, and muscles. When they become inflamed (bursitis), pain is most often the result.
Arthritis is a catchall term for a host of inflammatory joint diseases that can affect your feet.
This list is by no means comprehensive. The only way to know for sure what’s causing your foot pain is to make an appointment to see Dr. Wey.
What are the most common causes of ankle pain?
Your ankle is made up of three bones:
- Talus, or ankle bone
- Tibia, or shinbone
These bones come together to form your ankle, which is responsible for your side-to-side and forward-to-back movements. They also support your entire body, making them particularly susceptible to injury and disease. The most common sources of ankle pain are:
- Ruptured Achilles tendon
- Broken or fractured bones
What are the treatments for foot and ankle pain?
As numerous as the causes of foot and ankle pain are, there is an equally large number of treatments. After a complete examination, including comprehensive imaging, Dr. Wey is better able to diagnose and treat your pain.
Dr. Wey’s primary concerns are to relieve your immediate pain and ensure that your injury or condition doesn’t progress.
Once your injury or condition is stabilized, Dr. Wey works with you to treat the underlying problem, getting you back on your feet as quickly as possible.
If you’re experiencing foot or ankle pain, call L&W Orthopaedics or use theonline booking tool to schedule a visit.