Do you have any idea how many tendons and ligaments are in your feet? 10? 20? Wrong! There are actually more than 100 tendons and ligaments in your feet. There are also 26 bones and 33 joints. Not to mention 250,000 sweat glands! Your feet are complex with many parts working together to make sure you are able to move and function properly.
When you realize how complex your feet really are, this gives you a new perspective on foot pain. Many people attribute foot pain to simply “being on their feet” too much or “not wearing good shoes.” Though these are both valid causes of foot pain, they are usually only simplistic answers to a much more complex question.
There are many other conditions that may cause foot pain. Some common causes are:
- Arthritis: This is a condition related to your joints. As joints swell, they become painful.
- Bursitis: This condition is related to the fluid-filled sacks that cushion your bones, tendons, and muscles near your joints. As they become inflamed, they cause pain.
- Injuries: Injuries from sports or other activities can spark a variety of problems leading to foot pain.
Remember, foot pain is not normal. It is not inevitable, and it is not untreatable. You have options beyond simply dealing with the pain. You can meet with us at Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic to get a reliable diagnosis from an expert. Don’t put up with foot pain! Put your feet up, and contact us today as you take your first step on the road to recovery.