Podiatrist in Montebello – Dr. Ara Kelekian
Pain in your feet, ankles, or lower legs is not normal, especially when it lasts for more than a day or is accompanied by swelling. The pain you feel may be a symptom of a serious problem or it may just be related to a minor podiatric problem. Regardless, you should be examined by a doctor to determine the severity of the injury or condition.
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in a specific area of your foot or leg, review the information in the corresponding section below. Self education about your foot or leg problem will give you a better idea of what to expect when you visit your podiatrist.Ankle and Heel Problems
Pain in your ankles and heels is not only a nuisance, but it may also be an indication of a serious problem with one or both of your feet. The following are common problems associated with ankle and heel pain.
- Ankle Sprain.
- Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain.
- Fracture/Broken Ankle.
- Haglund’s Deformity.
- Heel Callus.
- Heel Fissures.
- Heel Spur.
- Osteochondritis (Stiff Ankle).
- Plantar Fasciitis.
Ball Arch and Top of Foot
Pain in the ball, arch, or top of your foot should not be ignored. The cause of your pain could be something as simple as wearing the wrong type of shoes, or there is a chance it could be something more serious that needs immediate medical attention. The following are common problems associated with pain in the ball, arch, or top of your foot.
Discomfort in your lower leg can make simple tasks, like getting the mail or grocery shopping, more difficult. At times, the pain in your leg could just be a minor nuisance, but it could also be an indication that there is a serious problem. The following are common problems associated with pain in your lower leg:
Vascular and Nerve Issues
In addition to injury and disease, pain, numbness, tingling, and other foot and leg problems can be caused by vascular and nerve issues. Some vascular and nerve issues may seem like minor nuisances; but if they remain untreated, they can lead to serious issues. The following are common vascular and nerve issues that can affect your feet or legs.
If you are suffering from nerve and vascular issues, you should visit your doctor for an examination and treatment.