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By Cho Foot & Ankle Specialists
January 29, 2016
Category: Foot Care
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Find out what foot and ankle issues we can easily and effectively treat.

According to a survey conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association, the majority of American adults (77 percent) say they suffer from foot pain but only one-third of them have actually seen a medical professional about it. If your foot problems are affecting foot and ankle problemsyour life or causing you distressing symptoms, then it’s time you visited our Virginia Beach foot doctors Drs. David and Carrie Cho for expert care.

Some of the most common foot and ankle conditions that your Virginia Beach, VA podiatrists see include:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle Pain
  • Foot Pain
  • Heel Pain
  • Corn and calluses
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Hammertoe
  • Flat feet
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Infections
  • Sprained ankles
  • Warts
  • Ulcers and open wounds
  • Stress fractures
  • Morton’s neuroma

Some of these issues may cause pain and discomfort, as well as stiffness, inflammation, tenderness, redness, weakness or deformities in the foot or ankle. You may have difficulty walking or a decreased range of motion, which may also limit some of the activities you participate in.

Plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis are the two main causes of heel pain, and this condition is most commonly found in athletes or those who are physically active.

Fungal infections such as toenail fungus or athlete’s foot can be treated with over-the-counter remedies but if you don’t find that they are reducing your symptoms after a few days it’s important to come in for a stronger and more effective treatment.

Injuries such as sprains, fractures, etc. should also be examined right away. While most traumatic injuries to the feet and ankles will recover after several weeks with the proper care and rest, there are some fractures that are so severe that they may require surgery in order to fully correct the issue.

Those with diabetes, nerve damage in their feet or circulation disorders should examine their feet every day to check for signs of infection or complications. Diabetes-related foot problems are serious and can lead to infection or amputation, if left untreated. Even the smallest blister or ulcer can turn into something serious, so it’s always best to play it safe and see us for treatment.

Some of the most common ways the issues above are treated include:

  • Rest
  • Icing
  • Shoe recommendations
  • Bracing or casting
  • Elevating
  • Non-steroid anti-inflammatory medications
  • Steroid injections
  • Custom orthotics
  • Physical therapy
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Surgery

Are you ready to say goodbye to foot pain or other problems? Then it’s time you turned to our Virginia Beach, VA foot experts at Cho Foot And Ankle Specialists. Don’t put your foot health on the backburner any longer.

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