The Root of your Foot and Ankle Pain

By Mid-Michigan Foot & Ankle Center
July 20, 2017
Category: Foot Pain

Are your feet aching? Do you have a heel spur? Are burning and itching feet plaguing you? Why is this? Why do people have problems with their feet? Dr. Andrew H. Cohen of Mid-Michigan Foot & Ankle Center in Saginaw and Bay City, Michigan know that there are three large factors that could be the root of your foot and ankle issues.

Biomechanics

Biomechanics is the internal and the external forces and how we use them to stay mobile on a regular basis. Our feet are a prime example of biomechanics. We walk, jog, run, skip and hop. All of these movements and motions cause great stress and pressure on our feet. Activities that are repetitive and harsh can damage our feet and ankles over time. Because we are mobile beings, it is very easy to accidently slip up and hurt ourselves while partaking in biomechanics. Due to the ease of sprains, breaks, tears, and other movement related injuries, biomechanics can be counted as one of the major causes of foot and ankle problems.

Shoes

Everyone wears shoes, but not everyone wears the right shoes. Unfortunately, most high end, high style shoes do not provide you with the correct support, stability, and fit that you need to prevent foot and ankle problems. Heels, flats, loafers, and flip-flops are all very poorly structured shoes that can cause more harm than good. In today’s world shoes and fashion are very important and so many people suffer the consequences.  If you have foot and ankle problems it could be due to your choice of shoes.

Genes

Your parents can play a big role in whether or not you have a foot and ankle problems. Some diseases like diabetes can cause different diseases of the foot, and can be passed down from your parents. Deformities are also closely linked to genetics. So, if your suffering from a diabetic foot, you can blame your mother and father for part of your issues.

Biomechanics, shoes, and genetics can play a very big role in whether or not your feet stay healthy. If you have a foot and ankle problem due to any of these causes, or even other scenarios, Dr. Cohen can help. Call 989-790-8009 or make an appointment request online today. We will get to the bottom of any foot and ankle problem you may have.

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