Learn About Foot and Ankle Pain Relief

Our feet are one of the critical and most precious elements of the human body. Our foot is a complex structure which contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and hundreds of muscles and tendons. When we are standing, they are bearing all our weight, helping us to stand and allowing us to move however we want. That’s why they’re frequently in pain. Any kind of pain or discomfort in the toes, soles, heels or any part of the foot refers to foot pain. According to a research by Maryland Medical University in 2009, about 75% of Americans experience pain in their feet at the same point, and even more alarmingly, 3 out of 4 Americans will suffer with foot problems at some point throughout their lives. The pain could be mild or severe, short-lived or extensive, depending on the cause. Numerous treatments can calm your feet and help relieve your foot pain.

Causes of Foot Pain

Foot pain is one of the most common problems among people. Foot pain is due to a variety of causes which include flat foot, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, gout, wearing high heels or other tight, ill-fitting, or uncomfortable shoes, and infected nails. Excessive jogging or long walks can also cause pain in the foot or heel. Inflammation of muscles, bones, tendons, trauma, or any other structure present in feet can cause pain. Any kind of injury can lead to foot pain, as feet are one of the most sensitive parts of the human body. Our feet are responsible for carrying the entire weight of our bodies, so obesity can also lead to excessive strain on the structures of foot and cause pain.

Medications to Treat Feet

Relief from foot pain is possible by taking medicine, wearing good shoes, and seeking proper treatment. Medications can be used to relieve inflammation and pain. Control of the progression of inflammatory disease and adequate rest are essential for the treatment of foot pain.
Different drugs are used to help ease arthritis pain and inflammation, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Analgesics are one of the most common drugs for the treatment of many forms of arthritis, so they have been shown to be helpful for relief from foot pain. Some analgesics are purely designed for foot pain relief.

Best Treatment for Foot Pain

Treatment of pain in foot, heels, foot joints, and arches is done by different stretching exercises, reducing weight, taking medication, receiving foot messages, and taking adequate rest. Physiotherapy or ultrasound therapy also helps in relieving discomforts in the foot and reducing pain. Foot pads and some other devices are available, which can give relief in cases of flat foot and help aid in the treatment of heel pain. Another important thing in the process of treatment is finding shoes that fit correctly. Custom-molded orthotics have been shown to decrease many injurious symptoms, and Dr. Vohra is an expert in their development and fitting.

Doctors also suggest anti-inflammatory drugs and in some cases, surgery may be required to get complete relief from foot or heel pain. To make your appointment today, call 815-254-3338, and let Dr. Vohra guide you to the best options for your injuries.

Foot and Ankle Specialists - Dr. Praveen Vohra