Common Foot Ailments
Your feet take a lot of abuse on a day-to-day basis. As such, foot injuries are one of the most common ailments we handle at Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine. We understand how debilitating and annoying foot pain can be, which is why we’ve put together one of the best teams of surgeons and physicians available in Florida.
Kurtis Hort, MD and Sina Kasraeian, MD are both certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Beth Pearce, DPM is a board certified podiatric physician. Together, our foot surgeon team can correct nearly any foot injury or ailment.
The most common causes of foot pain include:
Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Pain
Caused by the inflammation of the long band of connective tissue in the bottom of the foot, plantar fasciitis can occur when you overstretch the tissue or experience trauma to the foot.
Otherwise known as fallen arches, a flat foot is the result of a deformity in the structure of the foot arch, causing it to flatten while creating pain and discomfort.
This condition is typically caused by poorly fitted shoes or high heels, and results in a bony protrusion on top of the toe from it being physically pushed backwards by the shoe.
Corns and calluses are both a build-up of skin at pressure points or bony prominences in the foot. Corns form on top of the foot and in between the toes, whereas calluses form on the bottom.
Bunions are an enlargement at the base of the big toe caused by a misalignment of the joint. The affected area may be tender and painful, especially when wearing footwear.
These are just a few of the conditions that our experienced team of foot surgeons handles on a regular basis. If you’re experiencing foot pain, whether mild or severe, don’t hesitate to request an appointment online today.
BETH PEARCE, DPM
Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Orthopaedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine.