Pain in the feet or ankles could be a sign that is something is wrong. Although an individual’s foot can be sore due to standing on hard surfaces or fatigue, other conditions can cause pain and discomfort. Podiatrists in Joliet IL are able to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Diabetic conditions
- Ingrown toenails
- Sports injuries
- Heel spurs
- And many others.
Freedom from pain can improve the quality of an individual’s life. Small adjustments to the arch support of a patient’s foot can eliminate pain and discomfort with minimal intervention. Painful warts and bunions can be easily removed to eliminate these painful conditions.
Ankle sprains are common in runners. Sprains happen when the ankle area rolls and seriously injures the ligaments or tendons surrounding the ankle joint. An accurate diagnosis and aggressive rehabilitation program are important to reduce acute symptoms, ankle stability and returning an individual to a pre-injury level.
X-rays should always be taken to rule out a fracture. A stress fracture can be difficult to diagnose without an x-ray. Loose ligaments in an ankle can easily cause continuing problems of ankle sprains.
If an individual is suffering from heel pain, Podiatrists in Joliet IL can provide the appropriate treatment. An individual who notices pain first thing in the morning or after getting up after sitting should be seen for an accurate diagnosis. Heel spurs and plantar fascia are common problems of heel pain.
Plantar fascia can be treated by performing gentle stretching of the muscles and ligaments of the heel area. Small tears where the ligament attaches into the heel bone. When plantar fascia is not treated, bone spurs can develop and cause severe pain.
Even when an individual keeps their toenails clean and trimmed, they can develop an ingrown toenail. Pain from an ingrown toenail is due to the edges of the nail plate into the soft tissue of the toe. The toe will be red, swollen, and tender. A skilled doctor has a number of techniques to eliminate the discomfort an ingrown toenail can cause.
An ingrown toenail can result in gangrene of the toe and should be taken seriously. For more information about the treatment of the ankle and feet area, please Visit the site.