What are some ankle and foot conditions to watch for?

What are some ankle and foot conditions to watch for?

Health and Fitness February 17, 2019

Your feet are an extremely important part of your body. If you don’t take proper care of your feet you can end up with all kinds of problems later on in life and many of these could be prevented if you take the proper steps. Other problems can arise that you cannot control but there are ways to maintain them and take care of your feet.

Plantar Fasciitis is a type of pain in the foot that occurs when you have tight tendons and muscles in the foot and calf muscles. This foot pain can be maintained by using proper support in your shoes and seeing a foot doctor for more thorough diagnosis. The risks of getting plantar fasciitis increases if you are overweight or obese. You may also suffer small batches of pain during pregnancy which can and most likely will pass after the baby is born. People who run constantly are likely to have some form of plantar fasciitis or foot and ankle conditions that require care from a foot doctor or ankle specialist. Nearly 10% of the worlds population is affected by some form of plantar fasciitis.

Warts and ingrown toenails are some of the most unsightly and painful foot conditions you can suffer from. There are a number of different ways to treat these conditions but the best way to get it done is to see a foot and ankle specialist. They can give you a mild anaesthetic to numb the area and then begin the removal process. For warts they use a liquid nitrogen and freeze the wart until it dies, this process may need to be repeated over and over until the wart is gone. Some warts are very large and can be quite painful to remove. The best thing you can do is keep the area clean and covered to ensure it does not get infected. If you happen to suffer from ingrown toenails often a foot and ankle specialist can show you the proper care and maintenance to avoid the painful condition from recurring.

Sprains, strains, and ankle rolls can be some of the most painful injuries that happen to your ankle and foot. There are certain steps to take to try and avoid these injuries and keep yourself on your feet and out of harms way. If you happen to suffer from these injuries on a regular basis it may be worth your time to speak to a foot and ankle specialist. You may need more support in your shoes to protect your feet and ankles from suffering these injuries again and again.