Occasionally, we find ourselves a bit more sore than usual. This is often due to doing more in a day than we’re used to, like going for a long hike or playing a foot-heavy sport like basketball. These activities can put more stress on our feet and ankles than they’re prepared or trained for, leading to soreness and aching that can last a few days. Sometimes that aching and soreness last more than a few days, and for some, it even progresses into full-blown pain that lasts much longer than expected. This is when you know something is wrong. Dr. Scott E. Hughes, Dr. Greg P. Vogt, Dr. Christine I. Tumele strongly encourage you to listen to your body when these things happen. Experiencing pain or discomfort on a daily basis is not normal and you owe it to yourself to address these issues firsthand at Foot & Ankle Specialists!
How do you really know when it is time to see a foot doctor about it, though?
- Your foot pain lasts longer than a day or two
- The pain worsens, rather than getting better
- Your foot or ankle pain disrupts sleep or everyday routines
- The pain plateaus and remains constant
- Foot or ankle issues tend to ‘run’ in the family
- The pain subsides but worsens again with activity
- You still feel discomfort or aching sensations when sitting or resting
- The soles of your shoes seem to wear out faster on one foot than the other
- You develop a different walking pattern to accommodate foot pain
Though it has a lengthy list, these are just a few examples of the many ways people experience the symptoms that lead them into our office. Everyone experiences foot and ankle discomfort differently – each case is unique, which is why our doctors stress the importance of establishing care with your local trusted podiatrists at our locations in Lambertville (734-856-8900) or Monroe (734-241-0200), Michigan.