Chronic foot pain can put a damper on your everyday life. It can make even the simplest of tasks much more time consuming and energy draining. But, you don’t have to suffer, and it’s important to recognize the signs of chronic foot pain so you know when to head to the podiatrist and what you can do in the meantime.
First, check to see where the pain is coming from. Is it your heel, the ball of your foot, a sharp pain in your arch? Being able to detect the exact location of your foot pain can really help aid in finding the problem.
Take time everyday to rest your feet. This is especially important if you are on your feet all day for work. Your feet need a break and sometimes a little R&R is all they need to feeling great again.
Did your foot pain start after your started wearing a new pair of shoes? Sometimes shoes need to be worn in for a few days before they feel great, but you should’t be feeling constant pain when you wear them. Try a different type of shoe and see if that helps. When it comes to shoes, one style isn’t always great for every foot type. Wearing the wrong shoe or shoe size can cause pain and soreness and can lead to problems such as bunions, hammertoes, corns and blisters.
Lastly, have you had a previous injury that might be causing reoccurring pain? Sometimes injuries from years past can resurface and cause foot pain.
If you have been suffering with any type of foot pain, don’t wait any longer to see Dr. Evan Merrill. He is ready to help you find some relief and take care of your feet. His staff at Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle, LLC put their patients first and want to get you back on your feet, pain free. Call us today at 541-776-3338 or make an appointment online.