Your feet are two tough tootsies. They spend their days shoved into stilettos, pounding pavements and supporting your weight while you bounce around on the treadmill or take a Zumba class. It’s no wonder that one out of six people in this country complain of foot problems.
The biggest reason women in particular, limp in to see their doctor? Improper footwear. In fact, nine out of 10 women’s foot issues can be attributed to shoes (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons). If you are suffering from any of the problems listed below it is time to visit your local Tucson podiatrist.
If you notice pain on the bottom of your heel that is especially bad after a long period of rest. If your pain is severe your doctor may give you a cortisone shot to help reduce inflammation.
A neuroma is the thickening of nerve tissue in between the material bones. Those are the long bones between your toes. It causes a burning pain in the ball of the foot or between the toes.
Bunions And Hammertoes
More than half of all women have bunions. A red swollen bump on the joint that connects the big toe to the foot. Bunions tend to cause pain while walking.
An inflammation in the achilles tendon which connects your calf muscles to your heel bone. You notice pain when you wake up or after exercising.
The good news is the above foot problems can be treated so you can get back to living your life.