Podiatry

Foot Pain

Foot Pain is most commonly associated with two causes

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Nerve Entrapment

Heel pain can be caused when nerves running to the heel get trapped.  Symptoms include pain that occurs when getting up from sitting or lying down.  The pain can weaken after a few steps.  Pressing on the heel will also cause pain.

 Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia (the structure running from the toes to the heel which makes up most of your arch) in the foot.  The pain is centered in the arch and often worsens throughout the day.  Typically plantar fasciitis occurs in patients who wear flat shoes, flip flops, who walk barefoot, or who increase physical activity while wearing incorrect fitting shoes.

Bunions

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Bunions are caused by misaligned big toe joints that become tender and swollen, causing the first joint to protrude outward, and the 2nd joint to angle inward toward the other toes. Instability and weakness in the structure of the foot are the main cause of bunions, and they are often worsened by improperly fitting shoes.

Surgery is the most typical treatment for bunions, however PABWC offers natural options to prevent and treat bunions.

 

 

 

 

Hammertoes

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Hammertoe is a deformity of the toes.  The name derives from the hammer-like bend in the middle joint.  If untreated, hammertoes will require surgery due to inflexibility.  Corns and calluses on the tops of toes or tips of the toes are also symptoms resulting from hammertoe, as well as pain.

Muscle imbalance is a major cause of hammertoe, but also improperly fitting shoes can cause these as well.

 

 

 

 

 

Nail Fungus

toenail fungusNail fungus typically begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your toenail.  The fungus gradually spreads deeper into the nail and causes discoloration; the nail will thicken and the edges will start to crumble.  Nail fungus is not only an unappealing sight, but it can also be painful.

 

 

 

 

 

Traditional Podiatry Specialty Areas

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