How to Stop Foot Pain from Getting Worse
Chronic foot pain keeps you from doing your favorite activities. No matter if you enjoy running, playing recreational sports, or even simply walking around Waukesha, a hurting foot will make you want to stay at home. Of course, if you decide to try and “push through it”—as too many weekend warriors have been known to do—you open up the possibility of either stronger symptoms or long-term damage. So how do you stop chronic foot pain?
Well, your best course of action for relieving chronic foot pain is to contact Waukesha Foot Specialists and request an appointment. We will diagnose the root cause of your foot pain, and then create an effective treatment plan to resolve it for you. Fortunately, we are able to resolve many sources of foot and ankle pain—plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, stress fractures, etc.—without needing to use surgery.
Before reaching out to us, there are some things you may want to try on your own first. For example, if you lead an active lifestyle or have no choice but to be on your feet for extended periods at work, you could possibly benefit from switching to shoes that offer extra cushioning and arch support. Not sure which types of shoes work best for you? Come see us and we will be glad to help.
If you have put on a few extra pounds—not counting normal weight gain during pregnancy—you can stop foot pain from becoming worse by losing weight (in a healthy way). Eating a nutritionally-balanced diet will not only help with this, but it also provides your bones and muscles they need to stay strong and healthy. When these tissues are in good shape, you are less susceptible to foot pain.
In addition to changing your footwear and losing weight, rest is another way to help relieve the pain you are experiencing. Overuse is a common cause of chronic foot issues, so you may need to put your running program on hold for a little while. Even better, consider swapping out some days of high-impact activities for low-impact ones like swimming, cycling, and yoga.
Remember, any foot or ankle pain you experience is not normal and needs to be addressed. The first step in this process is with a proper diagnosis here at Waukesha Foot Specialists. After identifying the root cause, we will provide you with a customized treatment plan to alleviate painful symptoms and get you back to your favorite activities.
Call Waukesha Foot Specialists today at (262) 544-0700 to request your appointment!