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By Berkshire Podiatry Center
July 21, 2020
Category: Foot Care
Tags: foot pain  

How your podiatrists in Wyomissing, and Morgantown, PA, can help you and your ankles feel better
 

Ankle pain is a common problem, and when it affects you, your ability to get around and enjoy your life may be affected too. Your podiatrist is a foot and ankle specialist who can treat your ankle pain and get you back on your feet fast.

The podiatrists at Berkshire Podiatry Center offer complete foot and ankle care, including treatment of ankle pain. They have two convenient office locations in Wyomissing, and Morgantown, PA, to help you and your ankles feel better.
 

Ankle pain can cause some uncomfortable symptoms, including:

Feeling unstable while walking or standing, especially on uneven surfaces

Continuous stabbing or aching pain on the outside of your ankle

Swelling, stiffness, and tenderness around your ankle

 

Ankle pain symptoms can be a sign of an underlying medical condition. Some common issues that can lead to ankle pain include:

Arthritis in your ankle

Tendonitis or a torn tendon in your ankle

A fractured or broken bone in your ankle

A nerve injury in your ankle
 

If you are experiencing any of the signs and symptoms listed above, you should seek out professional treatment to get you back on your feet. Your podiatrist may recommend:
 

Oral steroid medications to reduce swelling

Prescription-strength anti-inflammatory medication to reduce inflammation

Physical therapy and stretches to maintain ankle flexibility and mobility

Devices including walking casts or braces to provide support and stability

 

To read more detailed information about ankle pain and ankle pain treatment, please visit the Ankle Pain section on the website at https://www.berkshirepodiatry.com/ankle-pain.html

To find out more about ankle pain treatment and other podiatry services, call the podiatrists at Berkshire Podiatry Center. You can reach them in Wyomissing, PA, at (610) 373-4154, or at their office in Morgantown, PA, at (610) 286-6340, so call today!


By Berkshire Podiatry Center
July 09, 2020
Category: Foot Care
Tags: plantar fasciitis  

How your podiatrists in Wyomissing and Morgantown PA can help if you have plantar fasciitis

Do your heels hurt, especially when you wake up and try to put weight on them? If so, you might have plantar fasciitis. It’s a painful foot condition that affects runners but others can get it too. The good news is that your Wyomissing podiatrist can help. The podiatrists at Berkshire Podiatry Center in Wyomissing and Morgantown PA offer a comprehensive selection of foot care services, including effective plantar fasciitis treatment.

Do I Have Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is caused by inflammation of the thick band of tissue, called the plantar fascia, which runs across your heel. It causes sharp, stabbing pain in your heel and along the side of your foot. The pain often becomes worse when you first wake up in the morning and try to stand.

Plantar fasciitis is common among athletes who stress out their feet with running, jogging, tennis, and other high-impact sports. You can also get plantar fasciitis from overpronating, or rolling your feet when you walk, and from standing or walking on hard surfaces for extended periods. You may also be at higher risk of developing plantar fasciitis if you have flat feet, or you are overweight. Talk to your Wyomissing podiatrist about these risk factors and how they affect you.

For mild symptoms, you can try a few simple remedies at home like these:

  • Placing ice on your heel for 15 minutes, several times each day
  • Taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory and pain medication
  • Stretching your arches several times each day
  • Changing to more supportive shoes

For more severe, persistent symptoms, it’s best to seek out the skills of your Wyomissing podiatrist. At Berkshire Podiatry Center, your podiatrist may recommend:

  • Physical therapy and stretching exercises to increase flexibility and mobility
  • Wearing custom-made orthotics and footwear to provide better support and cushioning
  • Prescription anti-inflammatory medication to decrease swelling and pain

You don’t have to struggle with painful plantar fasciitis. You can get some relief quickly, but you need to call the podiatrists of Berkshire Podiatry Center in Wyomissing PA at (610) 373-4154. For our Morgantown PA office, call (610) 286-6340. Call now and help your feet feel better!