Is foot pain keeping you from exercising, being active, or even simply taking a walk? There are some instances that warrant legitimate excuses – you stubbed your toe, your plantar fasciitis flared up again, your shoes don’t fit right. These are easily fixed – let your toe heal, rest your feet, go shopping for a new pair of comfortable kicks – and you're back on your feet in a few days. So, they don’t work as excuses for long. Assuming you aren’t just lazy, when foot pain is continually keeping you from actually getting up and getting on your feet it’s time to get moving to your nearest podiatrist.
Common Culprits Keeping You Off Your Feet
Foot problems are more common than you think. People just don’t often talk about them, especially if they’re causing a deformity like a bunion or something more embarrassing like a fungus or odor. So, how do you know when they’re a real problem? When you are consistently using them as a legitimate excuse, they aren’t just an excuse any longer. Below are some instances that are cause for concern if you’re experiencing pain in your feet every day.
A bunion forms on the base and side of your big toe as the big toe joint is pushed out of place. This adds additional pressure to the outside of the big toe and produces increased bone growth. Aside from the fact that your toes are being pushed into an unnatural direction, usually the pain is from something that is aggravating your bunion. For example, your shoes are too tight and are rubbing on the bunion. Or you might have an irregular walking pattern that is putting extra pressure on your bunion.
The plantar fasciia is the soft tissue ligament on the bottom of your foot leading from the heel to the toes. It acts as a trampoline to support your foot and bounce you along the ground as you walk. Plantar fasciitis is caused when there is a problem with this part of your foot structure. The pain comes when the area is torn, irritated, and inflamed because extra stress is being put on the foot or you have a faulty foot structure.
Toenail Falling Off
Your toenail could be falling off because of fungus or injury. It also acts as an open door for infection. You should contact a podiatrist if you’re uncomfortable with self-treatment or you’re experiencing symptoms such as immobility, swelling, discoloration, foul odor, or discharge causing severe pain relating to your big toenail falling off.
Did you know that 40% of the population suffers from misaligned feet but aren’t necessarily aware of it? This issue is caused by the ankle bone slipping off the heel bone, which causes an excessive inward rotation of the ankle that leads to many common foot problems like those mentioned above. The good news is that treating the underlying problem with the HyProCure® stent will get you back on your feet.
Forget Your Foot Pain
HyProCure® uses a minimally invasive technique that places a small titanium stent into the naturally occurring space between the ankle and heel bone, stabilizing the ankle to correct the inward rotation and realign the feet.
Additionally, the HyProCure® procedure has the patient back in closed shoes and walking in 3 to 4 days – a quicker recovery with better long-term results than most treatments.
If you’re visiting or living in the greater New York area, contact the best podiatrists in NYC at Adler Footcare, designated as a Center of Excellence for HyProCure® implantation by the Graham International Implant Institute because of the safety, expertise and experience offered to patients.
We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.