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Foot Pain NYC
As our natural means of transportation, it's understandable that our feet take abuse and we end up in pain. The concrete and blacktop of NYC are often unforgiving on the soft tissues of the body, causing injuries and pain that affect how you live your life each day.
Foot pain is so frustrating because for many of us, we simply cannot stay off of our feet and give them rest. With treatment at Living Well Medical in NYC, you can put your pain to rest and get relief.
Because we know that many patients want to understand what is happening in their bodies, educating pain sufferers on their bodies is a big part of our process. Read on and learn more about a few of the more common causes of pain in your feet, all of which can typically be treated with our comprehensive approach to pain relief.
Pain in the arch of your foot might be caused by plantar fasciitis, a painful and sometimes chronic condition that involves the large band of connective tissue that start at the front of the heel bone and connects to the metatarsal bones of the toes. Often encountered in patients who deal with extended periods of weight-bearing activity as in work situations and those with a high body mass index (BMI), plantar fasciitis can become degenerative in chronic cases. Pain is typically felt in the heel area and can cause stiffness in the toes. Our NYC office has years of experience treating plantar fasciitis and other foot problems.
When the tibial nerve is compressed as it passes into the foot, often due to irritation and inflammation of the tendons that also travel through the tarsal tunnel, severe burning pains that radiate into the big toe can result. Patients also experience numbness, tingling, paresthesia (pins & needles), and cramping.
If compression of the nerve is significant enough, pain can also spread to the entire foot and the ankle. Commonly, manual therapies can be used to restore proper function in conjunction with rest and other treatments, as necessary.
Degeneration of the joints is normal to a certain degree as we grow older, but there is a limit to what we can take. Arthritis of the foot is breakdown of the cartilage and lubricating parts of the joints that allow for regular function. It is often the result of trauma or genetics, but there are over 100 identified types of arthritis with as many causes.
A doctor can help you determine the cause of your arthritis. Although arthritis cannot be "healed," the pain that results can be managed to impact your life as little as possible. Living Well Medical in the Downtown area of Manhattan, NYC is home to a pain management specialist, Dr. Arnold Blank, MD, who is Board Certified in Pain Management and can help ease the pain of arthritis of the foot.
For our patients who have difficulty walking without pain due to a foot problem, Living Well Medical in NYC creates programs for treatment that cater to the individual being treated. Our approach encapsulates multiple therapies that work to relieve pain and restore function.
Including technological advancements like computerized gait analysis, we can find imbalances in your walking patterns and create custom orthotics to target the source of your pain. All of our treatments are completely non-surgical, working towards wellness without relying on the risky methods found in traditional medicine. Your health is our goal.