Foot and Ankle Fatigue is Not Normal
Many people working on their feet all day tend to accept foot pain and fatigue as just another part of life, but the truth is, its not. Having tired feet or pain in your feet after walking, running, or standing for the day is not normal and is certainly not something you should just accept as fact. Even better, there’s someone who can help- a podiatrist. Many people don’t realize that a podiatrist, a physician who specializes in foot and ankle conditions, could help them feel relief and get them back to the activities they love.
Here’s an example of some of the common conditions that can cause foot pain and tiredness;
Plantar Fasciitis: heel pain that typically begins upon first standing or waking up in the morning, though it can persist the rest of the day. Read more here: https://peninsulapod.com/plantar-fasciitis/
Tibial Tendonitis: Arch or ankle pain that usually presents as tiredness or pain in the arch of the foot, with increasing instability feeling in the ankle. Read more here: https://peninsulapod.com/posterior-tibial-tendon-dysfunction-pttd/
Bunions: pain and redness to the big toe joint. Usually gets worse with certain types of shoes. For more information on bunions: https://peninsulapod.com/bunions
Hammer Toes: Toes curling up and getting large knuckles? This is a common condition that is usually due to an overpulling of tendons in your foot. These tend to also indicate overall issues with the way your feet function. Read more here: https://peninsulapod.com/hammertoe/
There are many other conditions that can cause foot and ankle fatigue and pain, and for some patients, they present with a combination of conditions, all of which contribute to one another. To do some research of your own, please visit our ‘Where does it hurt?’ page, or Make and Appointment on the site to discuss what we can do to get you back on your feet!