Bad-fitting shoes or being on your feet for too long can cause discomfort that’s often treatable with rest, but in some cases foot pain can be cause for Here’s how to recognise when foot pain is a sign of a more serious issue.
A loss of sensation in your feet
Numbness in your feet is one of the early signs of diabetes and often starts in the toes. Understanding the symptoms of the condition can ensure it is detected early and properly managed.
Acute throbbing in the big toe
Gout affects one or two in every 100 people, and is caused by an imbalance of uric acid in the body, causing pain and inflammation in the foot. Throbbing pain in your big toe, often in the middle of the night, is one of the top indicators.
Aching in the joints when exercising, wearing high heels, or in cold weather, this could be a sign of osteoarthritis. Cartilage damage of a joint causes the bone underneath to thicken, resulting in this bone condition along with pain and stiffness.
Inflammation of your feet
Do your feet get swollen or hot and red? This inflammation is often a sign of overuse, caused by rigorous exercise or standing for long periods of time. If it’s accompanied by stiffness, muscle aches and fever, however, it could be a symptom of rheumatoid arthritis. Feet are often one of the first places to be affected by the condition and are therefore crucial to its early diagnosis.
If you experience pain in your foot or ankle that doesn’t fade after a few days, it’s essential to seek expertise from a Resonance Podiatrist. Enduring pain can be a sign of a number of common foot conditions, such as bunions or Morton’s neuroma – a painful condition that affects the ball of your foot.
Resonance Podiatrists are experts in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of foot, ankle and leg conditions.
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