Your feet are special, and when you experience foot problems, it can affect your mobility and other important aspects of your life. Your foot doctor can help you get relief from common foot problems. Dr. Cosimo Ricciardi and Dr. Neil Patel at Emerald Coast Podiatry offer comprehensive foot care services, including diagnosis and treatment of common foot problems. They have two convenient locations in Fort Walton Beach, and Crestview, FL, to help you.
What You Need To Know About Common Foot Problems
Foot problems can affect everyone. Let’s look at some of the most common foot problems treated by your foot doctor:
Plantar fasciitis, which can cause severe heel pain. It can be caused by overpronation, rolling your feet when you walk, or walking and standing on hard surfaces for long periods of time. You are at greater risk of developing plantar fasciitis if you are a runner, jogger, or carry excess weight.
To treat plantar fasciitis, your foot doctor may recommend:
- Prescription-strength anti-inflammatory medications
- Custom-fit orthotics
- Physical therapy to maintain mobility
A bunion is a hard, bony bump on the side of your big toe. Bunions are caused by a genetic bone deformity that results in your big toe joint protruding outward. The toe joint begins to rub against the inside of your shoe. Eventually, a bunion can develop.
To treat a bunion, your foot doctor may recommend:
- Custom-fit orthotics or footwear
- Night splints
- Physical therapy
- Cortisone injections
- Bunionectomy surgery
Ingrown toenails, which are toenails that have grown into the surrounding skin. They can be caused by cutting toenails too short. To treat ingrown toenails, your foot doctor may recommend:
- Shaving your toenail to reduce pressure and
- Removing the ingrown part of your toenail
- Removing the entire toenail
Other common foot problems your foot doctor can treat include:
- Toenail fungus
- Heel pain
- Plantar warts
- Flat feet
- Corns and calluses
- Achilles tendon problems
- Diabetic foot care
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Broken bones in the foot or toes
Want To Know More?
To find out more about common foot problems and how your foot doctor can help, call Dr. Cosimo Ricciardi and Dr. Neil Patel at Emerald Coast Podiatry. You can reach the Fort Walton Beach, FL, office by calling (850) 862-4119, or in Crestview, FL, by calling (850) 682-6522, so call today.