Posts for: July, 2018
What your podiatrists in Wyomissing and Morgantown want you to know
Do your feet hurt? Have you injured your feet? Are you having trouble walking, standing, or putting on shoes? If so, it’s time to seek out the experts. The podiatrists at Berkshire Podiatry Center want to help. They have convenient office locations in Wyomissing and Morgantown, PA, to help you and your feet.
There are many causes of foot pain. Some causes like injuries, trauma, or an accident are obvious. Some causes like plantar fasciitis or diabetes may sneak up on you, which is why visiting your podiatrist is so important. Your podiatrist can help treat your feet early, so your foot problems don’t get worse.
Many injuries and trauma can be prevented if you:
- Avoid going barefoot
- Remove sharp objects from your floors
- Always wear appropriate footwear for the activity you are doing
Foot pain from plantar fasciitis occurs when the thick band of tissue running across your heel, called the plantar fascia, becomes inflamed. You may experience stabbing, aching pain in your heel and the side of your foot. Plantar fasciitis often occurs in runners or people who stand or walk on hard surfaces for an extended period of time.
You may get relief from plantar fasciitis pain if you:
- Ice your heel and foot several times each day
- Stretch your arches several times each day
- Rest and take the weight off of your feet
- Wear more supportive, comfortable shoes
For stubborn cases of plantar fasciitis, it’s best to visit the podiatrist. There are several professional treatments to help you get relief. For more information about plantar fasciitis treatment, please visit the Plantar Fasciitis page on the website at https://www.berkshirepodiatry.com/plantar-fasciitis.html
One common cause of foot pain is related to diabetes. Diabetes is a condition that affects nearly every part of your body, especially your feet. Make sure you examine your feet daily for any open sores, blisters, cuts, or other injuries. Keep your feet clean, dry, and moisturized, and visit your podiatrist regularly for a professional examination. For more information about diabetic foot care, please visit the Diabetes and Your Feet page on the website at https://www.berkshirepodiatry.com/library/1800/DiabetesandYourFeet.html
These are just a few of the many causes of foot pain. If your feet hurt, don’t suffer. Just pick up the phone and call the podiatrists at Berkshire Podiatry Center, with offices in Wyomissing and Morgantown, PA. Call today and treat your feet!