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Causes and Symptoms of an Infected Foot

An infected foot can result from various causes, each presenting specific symptoms. Blisters, often caused by friction or wearing poorly fitting shoes, can become infected if they rupture and bacteria enter. Fungal infections, such as athlete's foot, thrive in warm, moist environments and can cause itching, redness, and scaling. Diabetes is another significant factor, as it can impair circulation and immune response, leading to increased susceptibility to infections, often marked by slow-healing sores and numbness. Post-surgical foot infections may arise from bacteria entering the surgical site, causing redness, swelling, and pain. Common symptoms of foot infections include increased warmth, swelling, redness, and pus or drainage. If you have an area on your foot that has become infected, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can offer you effective treatment remedies.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with our doctors from Foot & Ankle Center of Oklahoma. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Causes

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

Diagnosis

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

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 our office located in Oklahoma City, OK . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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