Our foot is one of the most complex, hard-working parts of the body.Given how much we use our feet, they are also vulnerable to illnesses and injuries resulting in foot pain and inflammation.
Most of the time, foot pain is caused by injuries or over-use and heals with the help of simple self-care measures. However, foot pain that has no obvious cause and is not getting better with significant self-care measures can be a sign of serious illness.
There can be several explanations for your foot pain. Let’s talk about how you can find out if your foot pain is serious and has some underlying cause and where you can go for effective pain management in FL.
Notice Your Symptoms Associated with Foot Pain
Noticing the severity of your foot pain and other associated symptoms can help you determine if your foot pain is serious.
For example, if you have foot pain and numbness and tingling that spread toward the legs, you may suffer from peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is a condition in which your peripheral nerves (nerves located outside your brain and spinal cord) get damaged and thus interrupt the transmission of signals between the peripheral and central nervous systems.
The foot pain associated with peripheral neuropathy can be sharp, burning, throbbing, or jabbing.Itmay occur during activities that shouldn’t cause pain, such as pain in feet when they’re under the blanket. You may also feel like you’re wearing socks when you’re not.
On the other hand, if you have foot pain due to arthritis, you may also feel joint stiffness that is usually worse in the morning or after a period of inactivity.
Similarly, if your foot pain is felt in the bottom of your foot near the heel and is worse within the first few steps after awakening in the morning, it can be due to plantar fasciitis.
Get Yourself Evaluated by a Medical Professional
Instead of figuring out the cause of your foot pain on your own, get yourself evaluated by a medical professional. Your doctor will review your medical history and evaluate your symptoms to determine the cause of yourfoot pain.
They will also order diagnostic tests, such as imaging and lab tests, to pinpoint the cause of your foot pain and associated symptoms. Then, based on the underlying cause of your foot pain, your doctor will develop a treatment plan.
Foot Pain Treatment at NIVA Health
If you have foot pain accompanied by numbness and tingling, visit us here at NIVA Health. We have a team of highly skilled medical professionals who are committed to providing you with highly individualized, non-drug, all-natural treatment for your foot pain caused by neuropathy.
If you would like to make an appointment with one of our neuropathy treatment providers at one of our locations nearest you, call today at (866) 377-5872 or use our convenient online appointment request form.