Our feet support and balance our body weight and hundreds of tons of force every single day. The toes, heel, and ball of the foot must work together to set you in motion, which is why problems can arise if one of those parts is injured. Foot injuries and problems are common, and recognizing when to seek medical attention is key to a successful recovery.
Dr. Gretel Crison from Davis Hospital and Medical Center came into the studio to tell us about the foot pain that many people have and might pass off as nothing day after day.
Common foot problems
- Heal spurs
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Corns and calluses
- Diabetes complications
A podiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle. Podiatrists understand the biomechanics of the feet, especially how that relates to gait, balance, and posture. They can fit orthotics, custom shoes, and foot and ankle braces to help correct problems, and they are medically and surgically qualified to treat a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions.
When to see a podiatrist
- A deformity in the foot
- A lump or bump that continues to grow or is painful
- A wound on the foot that doesn’t heal
- Numbness or tingling in the foot and/or ankle
- Pain that increases with activity
- Any pain that limits activity
- Signs of infection in the foot
- Symptoms that don’t improve with home treatment
You can visit DavisHospital.com to learn more about relief for foot pain.
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