There are multiple foot conditions that are not chronic in nature but happens in specific circumstances. In this section we will cover a few such common conditions. If you experience any nail, ankle, heel or foot pain issues, please contact CuraFoot Clinic for an appointment.
Swollen feet during pregnancy
During pregnancy, women usually suffer from a change in weight, gait and hormones that result in swollen feet. Over-pronation of the feet (where the foot rolls inwards during movement) is very common during pregnancy and can cause pain to the heels, ankles and legs. In addition, plantar fasciitis is also very common in pregnant women.
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
This is a condition wherein the tarsal nerve in your ankle suffers a trauma or an injury and results in heel, ankle and leg pain. Tarsal tunnel syndrome can be very painful, and the condition can be aggravated with time and neglect.
Foot cramps are a common foot condition where the muscle gets tired or weak and tightens, thus causing cramps. Foot cramps can be caused by overuse, poor blood circulation, dehydration, smoking or alcohol consumption, poor diet and hormonal changes. Foot cramps can be treated through rest, hydrating yourself and following a balanced diet.
Short Leg Syndrome
Some people may suffer from short leg syndrome, where the two legs are of varied length. In case the difference in length between the legs is significant, it can cause foot, ankle and heel pain. The syndrome is diagnosed through gait analysis, and if found to exist, can be treated accordingly.
The most recommended treatment for any of the above is the use of custom orthotics, such as shoes and insoles. These are specially designed to meet your requirements and help in taking off the pressure from the affected area. Custom orthotics is prescribed by a foot specialist, who is able to diagnose the exact nature of the problem.
The custom shoes are used to redistribute the stress and also help in gait correction. In addition, custom orthotics relieves you of pain and discomfort that you face while performing activities of daily living. They improve mobility in a person and treats the symptoms associated with the foot conditions caused by the above.
Physiotherapy is also recommended in all cases to improve flexibility, mobility and blood circulation. A trained physiotherapist can help you by recommending exercises specific to your condition, and also assists with the healing process. Regular foot exercises also mitigate the chances of the condition worsening.
To treat any of the above conditions, meet with a foot specialist. He will be able to check you for any further conditions associated with the above and will be able to recommend the precise of treatment to be followed for better healing and relief.