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Common Foot Predicaments

Tuesday, 16 January 2024 00:00

Our feet, resilient and reliable, are subjected to the rigors of daily life, often bearing the brunt of our activities. Amid this constant support, certain common foot problems can emerge, warranting attention to maintain optimal foot health. Bunions, characterized by a bony bump at the base of the big toe, and plantar fasciitis, involving inflammation of the tissue connecting heel bone to toes, are frequent culprits. Ingrown toenails, a painful condition where the nail grows into the surrounding skin, can disrupt daily comfort. Athlete's foot, a fungal infection causing itching and peeling, is another prevalent woe. Additionally, corns and calluses, thickened skin resulting from friction or pressure, often develop on weight-bearing areas. Recognizing these common foot predicaments is the first step toward proactive foot care. If you have any type of foot pain, it is strongly suggested that you are under the care of a podiatrist who can effectively diagnose the cause and offer appropriate treatment options.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Dr. John C. Lawlor from Florida. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our our offices located in Cape Coral and LaBelle, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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