If you experience foot pain day in and day out and think you just have to live with it, you’re wrong! It’s time to take a step back and determine the underlying cause of your foot pain and learn how to get rid of it for good.
There could be a number of different causes for this pain, relating to both your lifestyle and genetic factors. The good news is, that you don’t have to live life experiencing foot pain every day. You can even start the process before you visit a New York podiatrist.
Step 1: Get over your fear
For some reason, many people fear going to a podiatrist like they fear going to a dentist. The thing is, we’re the good guys! We know how debilitating foot pain can be and we want to help you get rid of it in the safest, quickest, painless way possible. Sometimes it’s just a fear of the unknown that is stopping you, but the longer you wait the worse the problem causing your pain can get.
Step 2: Educate yourself
The best way to get over your fear of the unknown is to educate yourself. Start by learning more about foot pain and the treatment options available. There are medical sites like WebMD or the Mayo Clinic that offer detailed information. We offer some great blog articles to get you started too.
Step: 3: Be aware
Start keeping a log of your foot pain. For example, when you are aware of your foot pain jot down where you are feeling it and where it falls on a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being extreme pain). It might be when you’re wearing a certain pair of shoes, after you exercise, or as soon as you wake up in the morning. You’ll start to see patterns emerge that will help a New York podiatrist pinpoint the cause of the problem.
Step 4: Know your family history
Some foot problems – like bunions, flat feet, or hammertoes to name a few – are hereditary. If one of your parents has bunions you might have the genetic make-up to get them too. There are other lifestyle factors involved that can aggravate the foot problems, but it helps to know the family history.
Step 5: Meet with a podiatrist
The best way to determine the cause of your foot pain, and the most effective way to get rid of it, is to meet with a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare. Your first consultation is free, so there is no reason not to. We can help put your fears at ease by answering questions you may have. We have all the resources in our office to evaluate your foot pain and recommend a treatment.
You don’t have to live with chronic foot pain anymore. There are treatments available that can help you get rid of the pain for good. Some of these include getting fitted for custom orthotics, trying a new treatment we offer called HyProCure, changing your foot wear, or getting foot surgery.
Take the next step to determining the cause of your foot pain by scheduling a free consultation below with a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare. We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.