Causes of Foot Pain
Most often, foot pain is “only” the result of an injury, even one you do not remember. However, it is sometimes caused by a distant disease, seemingly unrelated to the legs completely. Haematological problems, chronic inflammation or vitamin deficiencies are some of the causes. It is possible that your internist or a specialist other than an orthopedic surgeon will deal with your problems.
It is hard to imagine that someone who broke something, dislocated or sprained, will not visit a doctor. After all, the pain of the foot prevents normal functioning. In the case of the foot, however, it is still the case that serious midfoot injuries are discovered only during X-ray or ultrasound. On certain sections of the foot there is no constant “pressure” or “irritation” of the sick place. The foot hurts not only from the sole side, but also from the top, and its structures are layered and only long-lasting inflammation or irritation is noticeable. The problem is hidden and in certain situations it reveals, sometimes very severely. This finally compels the patient to visit the doctor. At the beginning, this first contact is enough (he directs it to specialists anyway) to initially assess the diagnostic directions.
We consider these easy to observe as the main perpetrators of foot problems: mycosis, corns, haluks or ingrown nails. Although they can be really annoying and can not be missed, many times have to pass before the doctor (and change) sees us. Preparations without a prescription, home-made methods, waiting: a common strategy. It sometimes works, but it does not have to be that way. The cause that led us to the discomfort (eg poor hygiene, pathogens, inappropriate footwear) does not have to disappear permanently. Complications may occur, relapse.
You do not have to rush to the doctor if your fingernail has once gotten injured after injury, and when you get wet in the water, it’s gone. One that has really grown up can only cure a surgeon. Attention, any change in the feet and nails of a person suffering from diabetes must report to the doctor as soon as possible.
If ointment available without a prescription helps, and you know perfectly why they did (uncomfortable shoes at the party), you can forget about the trouble. On the other hand, it’s always better to consult a doctor about recurrent, non-treatable problems. It will not only relieve you, but also tell you how to prevent it. Halluks sometimes require surgery. However, if you go to the doctor early enough, conservative treatment is enough. Read about haluksach.
Antifungal preparations are primarily prophylaxis. Effective treatment often requires determining with which fungus (and if at all with it: inflammation can cause various microbes) we are dealing with and what drugs it is sensitive to. Suitable resources are available on prescription. More about mycosis.
Foot pain and degenerative disease
With the diagnosis of pain in the feet, we have a really big problem when the pain is chronic, often caused by “weariness”, degeneration, and the cause can not be seen. Because ailments often increase gradually, initially we belittle them. Especially when they appear only in certain circumstances. It seems to us that it is nothing extraordinary when feet are teasing after a run, a long walk, climbing stairs. However, it is worth asking yourself whether our problems are adequate to the effort, age, or not, however, have disturbing changes in the body.
Even an inconspicuous narrow foot has a hard job to do. Just look what he must carry. Basically, it is to work intensively, but it also has its limits of endurance.
Repetitive injuries, such as micro, imperceptible or quickly forgotten, inadequate position of the body (heels, uncomfortable footwear, but also spine disorders, untreated flat feet), overweight and obesity, finally aging process and poor diet – all this causes that the feet do not work “model”, as planned.
Advanced osteoarthritis may lead to disability. Initially, anti-inflammatory and analgesic treatment is effective. Often, however, maintaining the expected effects of the treatment depends on the elimination of factors that are conducive to problems: you need to lose weight, you have to move, use a physiotherapist and a physiotherapist. The main, optimal specialist, supervising treatment is usually a rheumatologist.