Learn about the causes of Foot Problems & find a practitioner in Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin to help you overcome Foot Problems within New Zealand.
Foot problems can be caused by injury or disease to the skin, soft tissue or bones of the foot. Musculoskeletal imbalance elsewhere in the body can also lead to foot problems. Common foot problems include corns, calluses, warts, bunions, athlete's foot, heel pain and bunions. Diabetics are particularly prone to foot problems due to poor blood circulation to the feet.
Foot problems can occur for wide range of reasons and medical conditions and most people will have a foot problem at some point.
Below is a list of the common foot problems and conditions:
Depending on the foot problem, symptoms can vary. In the majority of cases, pain and tenderness in the foot is a good indicator that something is wrong. Sometimes there may be a visual indicator of a foot problem such as swelling, cracked skin, blisters or warts. Other conditions may not be as obvious, particularly those involving bones, muscles and tendons.
The majority of foot problems clear up without the need for medical
intervention but if your problem is persistent, causing severe pain or
worsening over time then visit your GP.
The GP will make a physical examination of the foot and ask about any incidents or medical conditions that may be the cause. If necessary, you may be referred to a foot specialist (podiatrist) for further investigation and tests.