Do You Know the 3 Most Common Sources of Foot Pain?

hand rubbing a foot in pain

If your feet hurt, you know the pain can make you feel pain all over, not just in your feet. Here at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, Dr. Hubert Lee helps patients with ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, bunions, and more. Read on to learn about how treatments can relieve your foot pain, regardless of the cause. 


What Causes Foot Pain?


It’s not normal to have pain in your feet. Pain may be the result of an injury, impaired nerve function, circulation, or obesity. Simple overuse from going to work or playing sports can change both foot function and structure, resulting in pain and soreness.


What We Can Do To Relieve Your Pain


Healthline research shows that ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, and bunions are on the list of the top ankle and foot issues in the U.S. Dr. Lee cares for many patients with these problems. 


By examining gait and foot structure, he formulates treatment plans for these and other conditions. These plans offer simple in-office interventions that alleviate pain, boost mobility, and in most cases, helps patients avoid surgery.


Here is more information on these common conditions and how CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists can help.


Ingrown Toenails are usually caused by improper nail trimming, and wearing tight shoes. These cause the toenail to invade the skin at the side of the toe. Pain and inflammation result, and in some cases, an infection may result as well. Soaking your feet at home and wearing clean, properly fitted socks also helps. During your visit, Dr. Lee may perform an in-office procedure to cut the toenail properly.


Bunions a bunion, which is a bony bump on the side of the foot at the base of the big toe, often causes corns, calluses, extreme soreness, and some changes in foot structure. Bunions typically worsen without treatment and may cause the big toe to cross over the second toe. In some cases, even the third toes of the foot.


When treating a bunion, footwear orthotics, padding, or wearing low-heels and wide shoes can also help. Cortisone shots and OTC analgesics can relieve swelling and pain while stretching exercises can help patients preserve their range-of-motion. As a final option, surgical removal of the bunion may be necessary to realign the joint.


Plantar fasciitis this condition typically comes from poor placement of the foot while walking. Due to the foot turning toward the midline, the connective tissue that runs along the arch becomes inflamed and overstretched. Additionally, a painful spur may develop on the heel bone. Dr. Lee may recommend rest, ice, and elevation of the foot or shoe orthotics and more supportive footwear to correct poor gait and evenly disseminate body weight.


If you are having foot pain for any reason, please contact the office of Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, (806) 322-3338 to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Hubert Lee

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