Foot problems & injuries are common and can interfere with your daily activities, especially as symptoms may include pain, swelling, and lameness. So, general tips on how to treat these injuries, relieve pain, and when you need to see a podiatrist will undoubtedly be helpful.
What causes foot problems?
Foot problems are quite frequent and can be caused by injury or normal age-related changes. With age, natural changes can cause your foot problem to get worse every now and then, often for no apparent reason.
Could these cause problems elsewhere?
You may feel some pain in your toes, ankles, knees, and even in your back. But often this problem gets better with the improvement of your foot problem. However, foot problems can cause lameness.
Foot pain management tips
Staying active is an essential part of treatment and is the best thing you can do to recover and stay healthy. Because physical activity can help maintain:
- Your current fitness levels. Even if you reduce your physical activity, activity is still better than nothing.
- Your muscles and other joints are strong and flexible.
- Protecting you from recurring the problem
- Marinating a healthy body weight
However, you must avoid exercises and weight lifting until the pain decreases, you feel less discomfort, and you can move more freely.
Is physical activity better in general?
Within the first 24 to 48 hours after injury, you should relax your foot by gently moving your feet and toes for 10 to 20 seconds per hour when you are awake, avoiding excessive periods of rest and inactivity.
After 48 hours:
- Try to slowly return to normal activity
- Do what you want naturally
- Carry on your uninjured foot when going upstairs to reduce pressure on your injured foot
- When climbing or descending the ladder, lean against a wall or the side of the ladder.
When to see a podiatrist?
You will need to consult a podiatrist at Health and Style Medical Center as soon as possible if you:
- Have had a major injury, for example, a fall from a height or a direct hit to the foot
- Have a large open wound
- Cannot put any weight on your feet