The foot is a highly complex structure of tendons, muscles, bones and ligaments that all need to work together properly to bear your weight. Foot pain is a catchall phrase for any number of issues that may affect this complex structure and Dr. Adejoke Babalola of Perfect Footcare in New York City has the medical expertise and tools to get to the root of the problem and find a solution.
Foot pain is a generic term to describe a host of conditions and issues that cause pain and discomfort. Because the foot is so highly complex, foot pain can strike any number of places, but largely affects these four areas: the ball of the foot, the heel, the arch, or the toes.
While there’s an exhaustive list of conditions that may affect the foot, the more common culprits under each area of the foot might include:
Pain in the ball of the foot:
On a broader scale, certain nerve conditions or tendonitis can affect the whole foot.
Since the feet are arguably two of the most important parts of the body, even minor discomfort can hamper your mobility and bears medical intervention. You should make an appointment with Dr. Babalola if any of the following is present:
With a thorough examination and testing, Dr. Babalola can diagnose the source of the problem and get you started on a treatment right away.
Because of the sheer number of problems that may arise in the foot, there’s no single treatment. If you are experiencing any pain in the foot, you should try the following:
If the pain persists or the swelling doesn’t go down, and you are having trouble moving around, you should call to make an appointment. Depending on the cause of the problem, Dr. Babalola has a number of tools to help combat foot pain, including, but not limited to:
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