Foot Pain

The doctors at South Coast Specialty are board certified and experts in their respective field. They have years of extensive experience and are leaders of the community. Our doctors and support staff are committed to your well being. Foot pain is not something to be taken lightly and can cause unwanted stress if not properly diagnosed.

Causes of Foot Pain-

Foot pain is not always categorized under one or more of the following conditions. For more information, contact our office to set up a consultation with our doctor.

Shoes:

The causes of most foot pain are poorly fitting shoes. High-heeled shoes concentrate pressure on the.

Shape and size of foot:

Temperature, and therefore weather, affects the feet: they contract with cold and expand with heat. Also, depending on whether a person is walking, sitting, or standing your foot shape can change.

Poor Posture:

Improper walking due to poor posture can cause foot pain.

Medical Conditions:

Any medical condition that causes poor circulation can contribute to foot pain.

Inherited Conditions:

Inherited abnormalities in the back, legs, or feet can cause pain. For example, commonly one leg is shorter than the other, causing an imbalance.

High-Impact Exercising:

High-impact exercising, such as jogging or strenuous aerobics, can injure the feet. Common injuries include corns, calluses, blisters, muscle cramps, acute knee and ankle injuries, plantar fasciitis, and metatarsalgia.

Industrial Cumulative Stress:

Because of the effects of work-related repetitive stress on the hand, there has been considerable interest in the effect of work-stress on foot pain. In general, the foot is designed for repetitive stress and few jobs pose the same stress on the feet as many do on the hands. Nevertheless, certain professions are associated with significant foot pain.

Foot Pain caused by Medical Conditions-

Arthritic Conditions:

Arthritic conditions, particularly osteoarthritis and gout, can cause foot pain. Although rheumatoid arthritis almost always develops in the hand, the ball of the foot can also be affected.

Diabetes:

Diabetes is an important cause of serious foot disorders.

Diseases that affect muscle and motor control:

Diseases that affect muscle and motor control, such as Parkinson’s disease, can cause foot problems.

High Blood Pressure:

High blood pressure can cause fluid build-up and swollen feet. The effects of high blood pressure on the nervous and circulatory systems can cause pain, loss of sensation, and tingling in the feet, and can increase the susceptibility for infection and foot ulcers.

Osteoporosis:

Osteoporosis, in which bone loss occurs, can cause foot pain.

Pregnancy:

Pregnancy can cause fluid build-up and swollen feet. The increased weight can cause foot pain.

Other Diseases:

Diseases that affect the nervous and circulatory systems, such as anorexia, can cause pain, loss of sensation, and tingling in the feet, as well as increase the susceptibility for infection and foot ulcers. A number of conditions, including heart failure, kidney disease, and hypothyroidism, can cause fluid build-up and swollen feet.

Medications:

Some medications, such drugs used for high blood pressure, can cause foot swelling.

If you are experiencing foot pain schedule your complimentary consultation to determine which options are in your best interest by clicking free consultantion or calling 800-578-8521. This individualized approach carries over to every aspect of the support we provide at South Coast Specialty.