The average American takes around 5,000 steps a day. If you have a physically demanding career or participate in sports, your step count may be much higher, along with your risk of foot pain. The team of board-certified orthopedists at Pro Sports and Elite Rehab in Vero Beach, Florida, can diagnose the injury or condition causing your foot pain and offer personalized treatment plans to relieve your pain so you can get back to your regular activities. Call the office today or schedule a consultation online for expert treatment for foot pain.
Your feet absorb the force of your body weight with every step you take. That force increases when you go up an incline, run, or jump. Over time, the 26 bones, 30 joints, and hundreds of muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your feet can develop painful injuries and degenerative issues.
Some of the most prevalent causes of foot pain include:
Your risk of foot pain increases if you’re overweight or if you have a career or hobby that keeps you on your feet for several hours every day. Your gait — the way your foot moves when you take a step — can also lead to foot pain.
Health issues such as diabetes and congenital deformities can also increase your chances of developing foot pain.
You use your feet every day, so you don’t want to ignore foot pain. You can try to manage mild foot pain at home with rest, ice, elevation, and over-the-counter painkillers.
However, if your foot pain continues or gets worse, don’t delay making an appointment at Pro Sports and Elite Rehab.
The team at Pro Sports and Elite Rehab uses thorough exams and diagnostic testing to identify the cause of your foot pain. They review your symptoms, lifestyle, and medical history before beginning the physical exam.
During the physical exam, your doctor carefully examines and manipulates your foot and ankle, looking for signs of injury, inflammation, or deformity. They watch you stand and walk around the office. When necessary, they use X-rays and MRIs to confirm and evaluate your condition.
Your doctor can treat your foot pain with conservative methods such as physical therapy, orthotics, and medication in many cases. You might need to use a splint or boot to immobilize and protect your foot.
The team at Pro Sports and Elite Rehab also offers corticosteroid injections and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to relieve your pain and support your healing process. In severe cases, you may need surgery to repair an injury or deformity.
Call Pro Sports and Elite Rehab today or make an appointment online if you have persistent foot pain that gets in the way of your regular activities.