Q What is causing my chronic foot pain?
Even Abraham Lincoln was quoted to say that he had trouble thinking when his feet hurt. When foot pain becomes chronic, it is painful but can be very frustrating as well. Finding the underlying cause is the first step in finding the right course of treatment.
There are many reasons why you might be experiencing chronic foot pain. When arches do not develop, or when they flatten over time, the condition is called flat foot. This is a common reason for foot pain. The structure of the foot with this condition can have a hard time dealing with uncomfortable footwear and the stresses of daily activities.
Another reason many people have chronic foot pain is when the plantar fascia is either injured or overused. The plantar fascia is a band of the tissue that runs from your heel bone to your toes. It plays a big role in absorbing shock and supporting your foot. When it is stretched or torn, the pain can develop gradually and eventually become chronic.
There are other common foot problems such as calluses, corns, cysts and tendonitis that can cause persistent foot pain. It could even be a small stress fracture that is causing your chronic pain. Since the causes of foot pain are so varied, it is important to get a thorough evaluation or diagnosis in order to find out what is going on. An X-ray may be needed to find out if there are any fractures or structural problems.
There is never a need to live with foot pain. Make an appointment with Dr. Danciger to get the right treatment started and get back to living pain-free. Call our podiatric office at (760) 568-0108 today.