Arch and ball problems of the foot are very common and most often result from improper footwear, injury and overuse activity.  Obesity or weight gain may also be a contributing factor to these symptoms.

Arch and Ball of the Foot

Foot pain in children is less common since their feet are pliable and resistant to the development of foot conditions.  However, there are some concerns that are often associated with childhood development.  While many of the problems may resolve without treatment, it is important to watch the development of the child’s feet.

Pediatric Foot Problems

  • Cavus Foot
  • Club Foot
  • Flatfoot
  • In-toeing
  • Out-toeing
  • Sever’s Disease
  • Tarsal Coalition

There are a plethora of different foot and ankle injuries that can affect the human body at any stage in life.  The following conditions are the most commonly acquired foot problems caused by injury or accidents.

Common Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot deformities tend to develop as a result of hereditary foot structures.  They are commonly aggravated by wearing ill-fitting shoes.

Common Foot Deformities

Diabetics are at exceptional risk for foot conditions due to the reduction in blood flow to the feet.  Neuropathy, a loss of sensation in the feet, also increases the danger since foot problems may not be detected as they develop.

Diabetes and Circulatory Disease

  • Charcot Foot
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic foot care
  • Diabetic Wound Care
  • Intermittent Claudication
  • PAD
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Talus fractures
  • Turf toe

The feet are often the first place that symptoms appear for certain foot diseases, such as arthritis and cancer.

Diseases of the Foot and Ankle

Heel Pain, while not associated with many serious conditions, can decrease the day to day quality of life.  Heel pain, when the feet are at rest, is not normal and is indicative of a more serious problem.

Heel Pain

Many nail and skin conditions are associated with the invasion of foreign bodies such as fungus or bacterial infections.  Excessively dry or moist environments may also facilitate the development of skin conditions.

Nail and Skin Problems

The most commonly associated symptoms of nerve pain are burning or stabbing pains in the affected area.  Due to the nature of nerve disorders, this pain is often occurs at irregular intervals, during rest and activity.

Nerve/Vascular Disorders

  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Peripheral Nerve Compression
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Over half of the bones in your foot are located within your toes.  They help to provide balance and mobility when standing or moving.  Many toe problems are the result of overuse, improper footwear, and trauma to the foot.

Toe Problems

Foot pain is not a normal occurrence.  If you detect any discomfort or abnormalities in your feet, it is important to have them diagnosed as soon as possible for the best treatment results. Call us today at (337) 474-2233 or schedule your online appointment today with Louisiana Foot and Ankle Specialists.