There are many ways to cause irritation and sharp pain in your foot and ankle. Things like inflammation of the bones, ligaments and tendons along with arthritis, injury to nerves and pain from overuse. Painful foot and ankle conditions or injuries can range from minor to severe. To receive the right diagnosis and treatment, you should always be evaluated by a podiatrist.
Why a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist specializes in the foot and ankle. A skilled podiatrist will have the knowledge and tools to properly diagnose your pain so that you can find relief with the right treatment.
Common Causes of Foot and Ankle Pain
The following are common conditions or injuries that can cause foot and ankle pain:
- Rupture of Achilles tendon
- Broken toe
- Flat feet
- Nerve damage caused by diabetes
- Wearing heels or poor fitting shoes
- Ingrown toenails
- Plantar warts
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Stress fractures