What your foot doctor in Manhattan wants you to know
You can protect your feet from common foot problems including injuries, ingrown toenails and heel pain. Your foot doctors at Foot Health Podiatry in Manhattan, NY, want to share the facts about help for your common foot issues.
Foot injuries can occur from playing sports, accidents and a number of other causes. You can also get a foot injury if you have a chronic medical condition like diabetes. To avoid foot injuries, it’s important to:
- Always wear appropriate footwear if you are playing a sport
- Replace worn out footwear with supportive, comfortable footwear
- Examine your feet daily for open cuts or bruises, especially if you are diabetic
If you experience foot pain that gets worse when you put weight on your foot, you may have a fracture. In cases of fracture, it’s best to visit your foot doctor, who may place your foot in a cast to help healing and help you begin a physical therapy regimen. For severe fractures, surgery may be indicated.
An ingrown toenail can cause pounding pressure and pain underneath your toenail from excess fluid accumulating under your toenail. You can avoid ingrown toenails by following a few simple steps, including:
- Don’t cut your toenails too short
- Always cut your toenails straight across, with no rounded edges
- Wear supportive shoes with plenty of room for your toes
Heel pain can be caused by stepping on sharp objects, causing a heel bruise, or excess calcium deposits, known as a heel spur. The most common cause of heel pain is a condition known as plantar fasciitis or inflammation of the plantar fascia tissue which runs across your heel. Plantar fasciitis can be debilitating, often causing sharp, acute pain when you put weight on your feet.
If you have heel pain, you can try resting to take weight off of your heel. Your foot doctors at Foot Health Podiatry are experts at treating heel pain and can provide custom orthotics to help cushion your heel. They may also suggest corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation. In severe cases, surgery may be indicated.
You don’t have to suffer from common foot issues when help is just a phone call away. If you have foot pain, it’s time to call your foot doctors Dr. Sorelis Jimenez, Dr. John Fletcher and Dr. Kamilla Danilova at Foot Health Podiatry in Manhattan, NY, to get some relief. Call today and feel better tomorrow!