What You Should Know About Foot Pain

Your podiatrists in Salem, OR, can help your feet feel better

It’s easy to ignore foot pain. Just put your shoes on and go about your business, right? Wrong! If you are suffering from foot pain, you owe it to your feet to visit a foot expert, your podiatrist.

The expert doctors at Cascade Foot Center in Salem, OR, offer a wide range of foot care services, including effective treatments for foot pain.

Foot pain can be caused by a variety of issues, including:

  • Trauma to your feet or ankles
  • Everyday wear-and-tear on your feet
  • Age-related changes like arthritis
  • Medical conditions like diabetes

Your podiatrist can determine what is causing your foot pain and then develop a treatment plan to relieve your foot pain and get you back on your feet, enjoying life again.

One of the most common causes of foot pain is a condition known as plantar fasciitis, which means you have inflammation of the band of tissue running across your heel. If you overpronate (roll your feet when you walk), or carry extra weight, are older, or walk on hard surfaces for long periods, you are at increased risk of developing plantar fasciitis. Your podiatrist may recommend stretches, ice packs, or Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment (ESWT) for your feet.

Diabetics are at risk

If you are diabetic, you are at risk of developing foot pain related to decreased blood flow and nerve sensation to your feet. Diabetes makes it easier to injure your feet without you feeling it, and you can develop sores on your feet that don’t heal. Your podiatrist should examine your feet regularly to identify any foot issues that need treatment.

Your feet are also at risk for common injuries like strained tendons or ligaments and foot fractures. It’s essential to visit your podiatrist as soon as possible so you can get on track to heal your feet.

Aging affects your entire body, especially your feet. As you age, you are at risk of developing chronic medical conditions like arthritis, which can also affect your feet. Your podiatrist can help you stay mobile and flexible, so you can continue to enjoy life.

Get foot pain relief today

To find out more about how to get relief from foot pain, talk with the experts at Cascade Foot Center in Salem, OR, by dialing (503) 588-8188. Call today!

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