It’s no wonder that your feet will occasionally give you pain and trouble. Considering that we stand and walk on them all day; feet hold up remarkably well! From wearing high heels to smelly old socks, there are plenty of things that you probably do that will cause foot problems. Some problems can be easily prevented with proper care while others are more serious, and may require surgery. A foot doctor, or podiatrist, will be able to diagnose many common foot ailments from ingrown toenails to plantar warts and bunions. Check out this list of some of the most common foot problems that podiatrist treat.
- Ingrown Toenails – This very common foot ailment usually involves the nail of the big toe, but can actually affect any of your toes. The cause of the pain is that your nail has begun to grow into the skin at the end or the side of your toe. Ingrown toenails can cause inflammation, pain, and even serious infections if left untreated.
- Bunions – This foot problem is identified as a big toe that curves into the secondary toes. It can be caused by genetics or tight toed shoes, such as high heels. Pain will develop as the toes rub together, and you may develop a painful bump at the site of constant friction.
- Hammertoes – Podiatrists are able to help with hammertoes and should be contacted early to prevent more serious problems. Hammertoe is the bending of the last few toes to the point where they begin to curl under each other. This can create a very painful situation when you need to wear shoes or stand for long periods of time.
If you are suffering from a painful foot ailment, then it is time to visit your local podiatrist. In North Queens there is only one place to head for the best in foot care: The Family Foot Center. Dr. Stanley Zawada and staff have been serving community residents for over 23 years. We work on all foot ailments and will accept any insurance coverage. Set up an appointment with us today, and start feeling better in no time.