FOOT PAIN IN Portland
There are thousands of people that suffer from foot pain in Portland. Foot Pain is commonly caused by injury and inflammation to one of its tendons, ligaments, or fascia. You might experience pain or soreness after acute injuries such as sprains strains or activities such as sports that repetitively overuse these structures in the Foot. Or you may not remember any specific injury and could be caused by something as ordinary as walking or jogging.
Understanding Foot Pain in Portland
Foot Pain is a common complaint, and it can be confusing because there are many causes. Therefore, it is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the underlying problem. Some common causes of Foot Pain include Plantar Fasciitis, Sprained Ankle, Achillies Tendonitis, and arthritis. Some less common causes of Foot Pain are tumors and infections.
When you experience Foot Pain it’s your bodies’ way of alerting you that something is wrong. While a foot is small compared to the rest of the human body, every step exerts an immense force on it. In addition to supporting weight, the foot acts as a shock absorber and as a lever to propel the leg forward, and it serves to balance and adjusts the body to uneven surfaces. About 75% of Americans experience foot pain at some point in their lives. Chronic and severe foot pain is a serious burden for one in seven older disabled women.
Foot pain is defined by the site of origin: the toes; the front of the foot (forefoot); or the back of the foot (hindfoot). Toe problems most often occur because shoes don't properly fit. Pain originating in the front of the foot usually involves the five long bones that extend from the front of the arch to the bones in the toe, known as the metatarsal bones, and the two small bones embedded at the top of the first metatarsal bone, which connects to the big toe, known as the sesamoid bones. Pain coming from the back of the foot can affect parts of the foot extending from the heel, across the sole (known as the plantar) to the ball of the foot.
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