Tell-Tale Signs of Common Overuse Injuries
Most common in adults, there are a number of painful overuse injuries of varying severity that we treat regularly at Precision Podiatry. Some common overuse injuries that we treat include Morton’s Neuroma, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles’ Tendonitis, and Metatarsal Stress Fractures. If you’re experiencing any of the tell-tale signs of the common overuse injuries we’ve outlined below, reach out to us promptly.
While you likely won’t notice any external indicators of Morton’s Neuroma, you’re most likely to feel pain in the ball of your foot. Patients often compare this sharp, acute pain to the feeling of stepping on a small pebble. It’s possible that you may also feel some numbness or tingling in your toes.
It’s impossible to ignore the stabbing heel pain commonly caused by Plantar Fasciitis. It’s likely to be the most intense at the very beginning of the day but may come back if you are on your feet all day or stand up suddenly.
Often beginning as a relatively minor pain above the heel or in the back of the leg after engaging in activity, Achilles’ Tendonitis can develop into much more severe pain that may indicate a ruptured Achilles tendon. It’s most common for runners or adults who play sports.
Metatarsal Stress Fractures
Similar to Achilles’ Tendonitis, the symptoms of a Metatarsal Stress Fracture are usually mild to start and may barely perceptible. Unfortunatley, the tiny cracks in your bone are likely to worsen with repetitive force, thus worsening over time. Tenderness and swelling around a small, specific area are common symptoms of a Metatarsal Stress Fracture.
Even if your pain is somewhat alleviated during rest, it’s wise to schedule a visit with your podiatrist. The Precision Podiatry team is well-versed in a wide range of common overuse injuries and will diagnose your issue and develop an appropriate treatment plan for your foot or ankle issue.