Foot Jokes Are Funny – Foot Pain Is Not
April is chock full of meaningful holidays and commemorations as well as some very silly ones. Starting off with April Fool’s Day, we have Peanut Butter and Jelly Day on April 2nd, Siblings Day on April 10th and, of course, Earth Day on April 22nd.
You may not know it, but April is National Humor Month! It’s the perfect time to celebrate humor and laughter for all their beneficial and redeeming values.
Speaking of humor, the humble foot is a great target for jokes. Have you heard these?
What do you call it when your toes go to sleep? Coma-toes!
If athletes get athlete’s foot, what do astronauts get? Missile-toe!
What do you call smelly toes? Hali-toe-sis!
Why isn’t your nose 12 inches long? Because then it would be a foot!
Foot Pain Is not Funny
There is one topic that we agree is definitely not funny, and that is foot pain.
Whether the sudden, sharp pain of an injury or the persistent ache of a chronic condition, you don’t have to live with foot pain. With today’s modern diagnostic technology and innovative treatments, we can resolve your foot pain and get you back on the road to a healthy and active lifestyle.
Some of the most common causes of foot pain that we see in our office every day include:
Heel pain. Most often caused by plantar fascia inflammation, heel pain can be eased with anti-inflammatory medication, cortisone shots, shockwave treatments, custom-fitted orthotics and appropriate exercises.
Achilles tendonitis. This tendon is subject to inflammation due to overuse or injury. In addition to rest and bracing for stability, treatments include cold compression therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, a heel lift and physical therapy.
Bunions. Often due to genetics, a bunion forms when the big toe drifts outward and pushes sideways into the other toes. We address bunions with custom orthotics and wider, padded shoes; surgery may be needed for severe cases.
Hammertoes. Blame tight, narrow shoes for this problem, although muscle imbalance plays a role too. A hammertoe is bent at the middle joint and looks like a hammer. Toe exercises along with wearing shoes that have roomy toe boxes can help ease the pain.
You don’t have to live with foot pain that limits your work and everyday activities. Foot pain is no joke – please give us a call today to take the first step to foot health.
Let Us Help Resolve Your Foot Pain
The foot specialists at PodiatryCare, PC and the Heel Pain Center have extensive experience in treating all aspects of foot problems. Our team of doctors which consists of Dr. Robert Marra, Dr. Thomas Johnson, Dr. Kristen Winters, Dr. Laura Vander Poel, and Dr. Ryan Donegan is dedicated to serving you with all of the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies. Many treatments and surgeries can be handled right in our offices. Please call us at (860) 741-3041 to make an appointment in one of our offices in Hartford County, conveniently located in Enfield, Windsor and South Windsor, CT.