Treatments for Foot Pain
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The management of foot pain is varied, since there are many conditions that can afflict your feet. If you are generally healthy, proper shoes and over-the-counter foot products are usually all you need for most foot problems. Seek professional care if the problem persists or worsens.
If you have diabetes, you need to take scrupulous care of your feet on a daily basis. Half of all lower limb amputations in the United States are done on people with diabetes. Most of them can be prevented with vigilant foot care.
Treatment may involve any of the following:
American Diabetes Association website. Available at: http://www.diabetes.org/home.jsp .
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society website. Available at: http://www.aofas.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1 .
American Podiatric Medical Association website. Available at: http://www.apma.org/s_apma/index.asp .
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niddk.nih.gov/ .
Last reviewed April 2009 by ]]>Robert Leach, MD]]>
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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