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Foot Pain From Blood Clots

Foot pain is nothing to take lightly–when our feet hurt, our activities can be limited, and our lower limbs can feel quite uncomfortable. One common source of foot pain to be aware of is blood clots. In some cases, when a blood clot develops in a deep vein in the body, ankle and foot pain can occur. There are some risk factors that can make this more likely. Namely, if you are a smoker or are older than 60 years old, it is possible that you might develop this condition. Sometimes, when someone is experiencing foot pain that does not seem to have an immediate or obvious cause, blood clots could be the culprit. This condition can become more severe when there is discoloration in the affected area. If you suspect that you could have a blood clot and are experiencing foot pain, contact a chiropodist.

Foot pain can have many causes. To receive an accurate diagnosis and treatment for your foot pain, please consult with one of the specialists from Thornhill Foot Clinic. Our chiropodists will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment. 

Causes

There are a variety of different conditions that can cause foot pain, including: 

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Deformities, such as bunions or hammertoes

  • Injuries to the muscles, bones, tendons, or ligaments in the feet

  • Arthritis

  • Flat feet

  • Ingrown toenails

Symptoms

The type and location of your foot pain can help determine what may be causing it and what type of treatment options are best for you. 

Common types of foot pain include: 

  • Heel pain

  • Arch pain

  • Toe pain

  • Ball of foot pain

  • Pain that has a stabbing, burning, or tingling quality

  • Pain that is constant, intermittent, or that gets better or worse depending on the situation 

Diagnosis

A thorough medical history and physical examination of your feet will be required to determine a diagnosis. Imaging studies, such as X-rays or MRIs may be performed to rule out or confirm certain diagnoses. 

Treatment

Treatment will depend on the cause of the pain. Common treatments for foot pain include resting, icing, compressing, and elevating the affected foot, wearing orthotics, or taking anti-inflammatory medications. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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