Even if you don't necessarily spend a lot of time on your feet, a little pain and discomfort is common and normal from time to time. From wearing shoes that are too tight and uncomfortable or lack adequate support, engaging in physical activities and workouts that put repeated pressure on your feet and ankles, or joint problems like arthritis, foot pain is very common and can affect your mobility and quality of life depending on the severity. Dr. Rose Sotolongo, a podiatrist at The Foot Doctor in Ridgeland, MS, recommends scheduling an appointment if you are experiencing pain or swelling for more than a few days to rule out an injury or orthopedic condition like osteoarthritis.
Foot and Ankle Pain and Injury Treatment in Ridgeland, MS
A quarter of all of the bones in the human body (26 in total) are located in the feet. Along with the bones, there are 33 joints and over 100 pieces of connective tissue (muscle, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage) holding everything together and providing stability and range of motion. Trauma, strain, or normal wear and tear on any part of the foot can cause pain and other symptoms like inflammation (swelling) and even affect your ability to put pressure on and move the affected part of the foot.
What Causes Toe Pain?
Each toe has its own network of bones, joints, nerves, and soft tissue, so there are many possible causes of toe pain. The most common toe problems that podiatrists treat on a regular basis include:
- Ingrown toenails
- Broken toe
- Bunion (an abnormality in the joint at the base of the big toe)
- Cuts or bruises
Find a Podiatrist in Ridgeland, MS
For more information on the causes and treatment options for toe pain or other foot and ankle conditions and injuries, contact The Foot Doctor today by calling 601-206-9101 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sotolongo.