Foot Pain Relief in Calgary

What are my options to help relieve foot pain?

Walking, strolling, meandering, strutting, sauntering, plodding, dawdling, marching, striding, wandering, rambling. We have a number of different words to describe how we move around. And it’s something that we often take for granted, at least until foot pain sends us running to the nearest Calgary foot clinic. Keep reading to learn more about the most common causes of foot pain from ingrown toe nails to corns & calluses and find out the best treatment for each.

Locate The Pain 

The first step in treating any sort of foot pain is to identify which part of your foot the pain is located in:
  • Your toes
  • The ball of your foot 
  • The arch
  • The heel 
Flex your toes inwards to help isolate the source of the pain. 

Finding the Cause

Once you have identified which area of your foot the pain is concentrated in, you’ll be able to determine the root cause of the pain. Depending on which part of your foot hurts, there are a couple of common issues that could be causing you trouble. 

Toe Pain—Pain in one or more of your toes is usually caused by: 
  • Blisters
  • Bunions 
  • Corns and calluses
  • Gout
  • Hammertoes
  • Ingrown toe nails 
  • Nail fungus
Ball of Foot—If you’re experiencing pain in the balls of your feet, you may need treatment for one of several
conditions including:
  • Metatarsalgia 
  • Mortons neuroma 
  • Sesaniudutus
Arch of the foot—The arch of your foot contains a large tendon that’s sensitive to wear and tear. The most common types of pain in the arches of the feet are: 
  • Fallen arches/flat feet
  • Plantar fasciitis 
Heel—Pain in the heel of your foot makes it hard to walk and carry out your daily activities. The most common causes of heel pain are:
  • Heel fracture
  • Heel spurs 
  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Stone bruise 

Find the Solution

The type of treatment you require for your foot pain depends largely on the location and source of the pain and the specific condition that’s affecting you. Investing in a good quality pair of comfortable shoes will almost always provide some relief but the best treatment for any type of foot pain begins with a trip to our Calgary foot clinic.

Whether you need nail fungus treatment, relief from painful ingrown toe nails or help with another common foot problem, Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic can help you get back on your feet. Contact our Calgary foot clinic today to learn more about all of the services we offer or to schedule a consultation with one of our friendly and professional foot care specialists.