A Love / Hate Relationship

Did your fabulous shoes create a big pain in the foot? A podiatrist can help. Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex Marilyn Monroe said, "Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world". Just ask Cinderella. Or Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. There's no denying that a great pair of shoes can lift your spirits and boost your confidence. But what happens when those fabulous shoes cause a big pain in the ... foot? High heels or ill-fitting shoes can either cause or exacerbate a wide variety of very painful foot conditions. Your feet already bear the brunt of your weight, and when you constrict them or increase the amount of weight going to a certain area (like say the ball of your foot), you're setting yourself up for a long list of problems. Did your fabulous shoes create a big pain in your foot? Meet with a podiatrist to learn about relief options. Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex But according to WebMD, surveys show 42% of women admitted they'd wear a shoe they liked even if it gave them discomfort and 73% admitted already having a shoe-related foot issue. This is probably because of the first point that we made. We're back to that love / hate relationship. If you are experiencing persistent pain in your heel, your arch or your toes, please make an appointment with a podiatrist today to learn about your treatment options. Many of the conditions listed below are easily treated when caught early-on, but if left untreated, may require more extensive actions such as surgery. Some of the foot conditions commonly treated by Piedmont's podiatry team Learn more about these conditions in our Patient Education section
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Hell spurs
  • Bunion
  • In-grown toenails
  • Turf toe (pain at the base of the big toe resulting from athletic activities)
  • Toe fracture
  • Toe sprain
  • Hammer toe
  • Sesamoiditis (tendons around the big toe are injured and inflamed)
  • Sesamoid fracture (fracture of small bones that are embedded in tendons attaching to the big toe)
  • Claw toe
  • Stone bruise (bruise of the fat pad of the heel)
  • Fracture of the heel bone
  • Corns (thick buildups of tough skin on a point of irritation or pressure on the foot or toe)
  • Callus (wider area of tough skin buildup on the toes or feet)
  • Metatarsalgia (pain and inflammation of ball of the foot)
  • Morton’s Neuroma (thickening of tissue around the nerve between the bases of the toes)
  • Arch pain
  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Neuropathy (nerve damage)
  • Tendintis (inflammation and irritation of the tendons)

posted 05/01/2017 in Blog, Podiatry

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