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Our feet, often overlooked, play a vital role in our daily lives, bearing the weight of our bodies and facilitating movement. Several common foot conditions warrant attention and should not be ignored. Plantar fasciitis, characterized by heel pain caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, can significantly impair mobility if left untreated. Bunions, bony bumps that develop at the base of the big toe, can cause discomfort and affect shoe fit. Additionally, ingrown toenails, which occur when the nail grows into the surrounding skin, can lead to infection and pain if not addressed promptly. Athlete's foot, a fungal infection that causes itching and peeling of the skin between the toes, can spread if untreated. Persistent foot pain, swelling, or changes in skin color should be evaluated by a podiatrist to rule out underlying conditions such as arthritis or nerve damage. If you have foot pain for any reason, it is strongly suggested that you consult a podiatrist as quickly as possible so the correct treatment can begin.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Luis Esquerdo Cruz, DPM from Dr. Esquerdo Podiatry and Laser Center . Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Causes

Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more

Diagnosis

To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.

Treatment

Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in San Juan, PR . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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