Common Foot Problems

Did you know that your feet walk an average of
7,000 steps a day?

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Each foot contains 26 bones – that’s 25 percent of all the bones in your body – 33 joints and more than 100 tendons. They also have the very important task of supporting your entire body. In fact, the pressure on your feet when running can be as much as four times your body weight. That’s significant when you think about your average day of walking, which often looks like running for many New Yorkers! It’s no wonder that we experience foot and ankle problems. Our feet are one of the most overlooked and overworked parts of our body. They take us where we want to go, but we often take them for granted until they start to hurt.

The foot and ankle surgeons at Adler Footcare are here to tell you that feet aren’t supposed to hurt! Many people go through life experiencing foot problems and not seeking treatment. Adler Footcare offers treatment for common foot and ankle problems. Whether you’re experiencing an irritating, ongoing foot condition or a foot injury that needs to be treated right away, our foot and ankle surgeons are ready and willing to help you have healthy feet.

At Adler Footcare we offer a full-range of podiatry services

The most common foot problems we see and are happy to treat are briefly listed below:

Achilles injuries– the Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the human body and can withstand forces of 1,000 pounds or more. It is also the most frequently ruptured tendon.

Ankle injuries – these can include chronic ankle pain or an ankle sprain.

Arch and Ball of Feet Pain – commonly caused by dropped metatarsals, pinched nerves or Flat Feet. These foot problems can be signaled by pain in the ball or lumps in your arch.

Bunions – these are caused by an enlargement of the joint located at the base and side of the big toe causing the toe to move out of place. It’s a bone deformity that creates a bump. When the bump experiences friction and pressure rubbing against footwear it can be painful. In extreme cases bunion surgery may be required by foot and ankle surgeons.

Diabetes – foot problems are more common among diabetics and they must constantly monitor their feet for symptoms.

Foot Deformities – the most common are bunions, hammertoes and heel spurs.

Pain Management – the most common foot and ankle problems causing chronic pain are Plantar Fasciitis, Arthritis, calluses, bunions, or heel pain.

Skin Problems – including warts, toenail fungus, corns, calluses, Athlete’s Foot and allergies.

Toe Problems – in most cases toe problems such as hammertoes, bunions, ingrown toenails or toenail fungus can be easily treated. However, if left untreated they can worsen and cause chronic pain, later requiring surgery by one of our credible foot and ankle surgeons.

Vascular and Nerve Problems – vascular foot problems can be caused by a blockage of an artery or vein that can be painful and often lead to other symptoms. Nerve problems can be caused by inflammation of the nerve between the bones, ligaments or muscles in the foot.

At Adler Footcare we are here to help.

We take great care in treating our patients. If you would like more information on foot and ankle problems, visit our Patient Education Library. We’re adding new articles often that will keep you informed and provide you a resource when you’re experiencing foot pain. If you’re looking for treatment for your foot problems, Contact Us today!