With every step you take, your feet and ankles absorb at least twice your body weight in pressure. Healthy feet keep you moving, but pain — whether it’s acute or chronic — can significantly impact your quality of life. Find comprehensive foot and ankle care with Sergey Losyev, DPM, of Global Podiatry of NY & NJ. Make an appointment at one of the offices in the Bensenhurst and Midwood areas of Brooklyn, New York, and Morganville, New Jersey, online or over the phone.
Your feet keep you active, but their complex structure of 26 bones, 33 joints, and over a hundred muscles, tendons, and ligaments make them uniquely susceptible to pain and injury. Suffering from foot or ankle pain can make walking and standing difficult, limiting your mobility.
Some of the most common causes of foot pain include:
Ankle pain can occur alongside foot pain or on its own, and it may be the result of common issues like bursitis, flat feet, and sprained ankles. A few conditions may cause both foot and ankle pain, including Achilles tendinitis, arthritis, diabetes, and fractures.
The best treatment for your foot pain depends on what’s causing it. Dr. Losyev performs comprehensive foot exams to reach a diagnosis and determine the best treatment plan for you. He offers a range of top-tier options to treat foot pain, including:
Orthotics are a customizable solution that can remedy the pain caused by bunions, hammertoes, arthritis, and much more. Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that can be a good option for heel pain, including plantar fasciitis.
For mild to moderate sprains and strains, Dr. Losyev generally recommends following the RICE method (rest, ice, compression, and elevation).
Rest the affected ankle for 1-2 days after suffering an injury and elevate it whenever possible. Apply ice for 20 minutes at a time, and consider wearing compression bandages to minimize inflammation.
Ankle pain linked to chronic conditions like arthritis may benefit from physical therapy or anti-inflammatory medication. Dr. Losyev develops a customized treatment plan based on your personal needs, using diagnostic testing and on-site X-rays to evaluate your condition.
Do your part to prevent foot and ankle pain by taking care of your feet. Wear footwear that offers support and always stretch before physical activity, whether you’re an athlete or just taking a walk around the block.
Find effective treatment for your foot or ankle pain at Global Podiatry of NY & NJ. Call the office location nearest you or book a consultation online.