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If you typically end your day with severe foot pain, it may be time to see an orthopaedic physician to find the source of this problem. While some soreness after a long day on your feet is nothing to worry about, recurring foot pain can be caused by a number of conditions that may require physical therapy or surgery to remedy.
A heel spur occurs when the bone of the heel starts to jut outward due to calcium deposits that harden on the heel bone. This additional bone growth can be highly painful, and it is often the result of excessive stress on the heel related to obesity, poor footwear choices, or intense physical activity.
Ligament injuries can be a source of foot pain, and the one of the most common is plantar fasciitis, or the inflammation of the ligament that connects the heel to the toes. Plantar fasciitis is more common in women than in men, as it is often related to habits such as wearing high heels.
Bursitis is a condition that can affect any of your joints, and it may be the source of your foot pain if it occurs in the big toe. The big toe joint contains a fluid-filled pad called a bursa, which can become inflamed due to repetitive motion, leading to bursitis.
Flatfeet, as the name indicates, is a condition in which the inner arches of your feet are flattened or too low. This can cause irritation to the ligaments in the foot and prevent your ankles from being in proper alignment. Some cases of flatfeet are genetic, but flatfeet can also result from wear and tear of the feet over time.
If you do have foot pain that is disrupting your routine, the specialists at MK Orthopaedics in Bolingbrook can help you find the best solution to fit your lifestyle. Schedule a consultation with us today by visiting our website or calling (815) 207-8280.
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Judy talks about her experience with her hip replacement with Dr. Komanduri and her total ankle reconstruction with Dr. George. Judy we are so happy you are feeling better.
To schedule an appointment with one of our orthopaedic surgeons call MK Orthopaedics today at (815) 741-6900.
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Your orthopaedic doctor has your best interests in mind when considering the treatment that is right for you. You can find out the facts about orthopaedic care for injuries and degenerative spinal conditions by clicking through these resources:
Get the care you need to return to a pain-free life with the help of the orthopaedic doctors at MK Orthopaedic in Joliet. Call our office today at (815) 741-6900 to explore your treatment options, including physical therapy, spinal injections, and orthopaedic surgery. You can learn more about common injuries and their treatments when you read through the articles on our blog.
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Collegiate volleyball player discusses her torn ACL and her experience with Dr. Pizinger from MK Orthopaedics.
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Sports keep your body fit, but they can also cause injuries if proper care is not taken. Taking a few easy steps can reduce your chances of sports injuries to enjoy better health and fitness.
This video discusses ways to avoid common injuries incurred during sports. Listen to your body and recognize when you need to slow down or stop to prevent overuse injuries. If you feel pain, stop exercising and give your body a chance to rest rather than working through it. Evaluating your sports equipment with a doctor can also lead to changes that reduce your risk of injury for safer play.
Get the answers you need about sports injuries and more from MK Orthopaedics of Joliet. Our doctors are dedicated to promoting healthy bodies and injury-free enjoyment of the sports you love. Check out our website or call (815) 741-6900 to learn more about orthopaedic care.