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Foot Pain

Foot comprises of 26 bones. These include tarsal bones, metacarpals and phalanges the toe bones. Foot is a complex structure with arches from front to back as well as inner to outer side. This complex supple structure helps foot to work as a shock absorber and transmits minimal forces upwards to the ankle and further. Foot conditions can be due to injury, stress or a multitude of other conditions including diabetes, vascular problems etc. 

 

Symptoms

  • Pain.

  • Swelling.

  • Stiffness.

  • Instability.

  • Ulcers.

  • Tingling or Numbness

  • Weakness

 

Conditions

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Tibialis Posterior Tendon Dysfunction

  • Heel Valgus

  • Hallux Valgus

  • Hallux Rigidus

  • Charcot Foot

  • Metatarsalgia

  • Stress Fractures

  • Sinus Tarsi Syndrome

  • Fractures

 

When to see the Doctor?

Acute foot injury with swelling, pain and inability to bear weight needs the attention of the Doctor. Recurrent ankle twisting or persistent pain needs to be addressed by the Doctor.

 

Prevention of foot pain and injuries

  • Appropriate footwear for activities

  • Appropriate care of the foot injuries

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