Posts for tag: Foot Pain

By Kentucky/Indiana Foot and Ankle Specialists
October 18, 2021
Category: Foot Condition

When you’re dealing with fallen or low arches, it’s likely that you may start experiencing heel pain, also known as plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis can make it difficult to feel comfortable living your normal life and participating in the activities that you enjoy. Your podiatrists at Kentucky/Indiana Foot and Ankle Specialists in Louisville, Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, and Bardstown, KY, and New Albany, IN, can help you treat your plantar fasciitis and feel comfortable in your day-to-day activities.

Dealing with Plantar Fasciitis from Fallen Arches

When you combine fallen arches and extended periods of time on your feet, it’s common that you may struggle with plantar fasciitis. You may feel that your feet become really sore and stiff, especially after waking up in the morning or after spending long periods of time on your feet and then sitting down. It can really affect your ability to feel comfortable participating in any activities that you may normally enjoy doing. It’s important to visit your podiatrists in Louisville, Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, and Bardstown, KY, and New Albany, IN, to learn how you can ease the foot pain caused by plantar fasciitis.

Your podiatrists may recommend things like daily foot exercises to help strengthen and stretch out your feet. If you’re dealing with plantar fasciitis due to fallen arches, they may also recommend wearing orthopedic inserts in your shoes to help combat pain that may occur due to your low arches. You may also need to take time to rest and ice your feet to help lessen the inflammation you may experience.

Contact Your Podiatrists Today!

Don’t let heel pain due to fallen arches stop you from enjoying the activities you love! Contact your podiatrists at Kentucky/Indiana Foot and Ankle Specialists in Louisville, Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, and Bardstown, KY, and New Albany, IN, to learn more about dealing with plantar fasciitis today! Call for more information at (844) 692-3338.

By Kentucky/Indiana Foot and Ankle Specialists
November 11, 2019
Category: Podiatry

When to See a Podiatrist

Often, the problems in your feet and ankles go away with time, rest, ice, anti-inflammatories and changing your shoes. However, sometimes these problems just won’t go away, and that's when you should visit your podiatrist for further diagnosis and treatment.

When Should I See a Podiatrist?

If you are having a specific foot problem, your best bet is to visit your podiatrist for the best care available.  Several serious conditions, such as diabetes and peripheral arterial disease, can show up in your feet first, making it more important than ever to get them checked out.

A Wound or Sore That Does Not Heal

If you have an open sore on your foot or ankle, you should visit your podiatrist immediately! This is especially important if you have diabetes, as it takes a diabetic longer to heal even when being treated.

Aging Feet

Some changes to your feet are normal as you age, but having pain isn’t one of them.  As you begin putting more miles on your feet, you may notice that your feet change shape, lose cushioning, experience skin changes, develop arthritis and experience an array of other complications. It's always best to get checked by your podiatrist rather than unknowingly let a serious foot issue worsen, especially as you age.

Pain Increasing with Activity or Lasting more than 24 Hours

If you are experiencing pain that gets worse with activity, this may be a sign of a stress fracture. You should not try to work through the pain. Instead, it is vital that you visit your podiatrist. If you treat a stress fracture early, you can potentially avoid more serious problems, such as a stress fracture that will not heal, or one that turns into a fully broken bone. 

Don’t ignore your foot or ankle pain! Visit your podiatrist for a diagnosis, treatment and to help prevent your symptoms from worsening.

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