Women’s Foot Care in Katy, TX
Effective Foot Treatments for Your Unique Needs
Women sometimes come to the podiatrist for specific shoe-related problems, generally related to wearing high heels or tight, pointy shoes. In addition to high-heel-related issues, getting pregnant and going through hormonal changes can make a difference in the way women’s feet look and feel. Women’s foot care in Katy, TX, can help address these problems to get you back to your pain-free life!
Pregnancy-Related Foot Pain
When you are pregnant, your entire body goes through changes, not excluding your feet! Whether you have had children already or are currently pregnant, you may have experienced foot or leg swelling and possibly had to purchase bigger shoes. New (or expecting) moms are often busy and ignore pain symptoms and keep on wearing the same shoes, even if they are too small, resulting in inflamed, painful feet. If you experience foot pain during pregnancy, please call us to help you before your baby arrives!
Shoe Styles & Bunions
If you notice a bump on the side of your big toe, it could mean a bunion is forming. Bunions cause pain in the joints and make it difficult to walk around. While you can sometimes blame genetics for your bunions, bunions can also form due to structural foot problems and shoe choices. High heels and narrow shoes squeeze the feet and create friction along the joints, leading to bunion formation. Thankfully, we can help you with this condition at our office. To learn more, visit our page dedicated to identifying and treating bunions here!
Plantar Fasciitis & Achilles Tendinitis
Wearing high heels, boots, clogs, and flip-flops don’t always provide the proper arch support for your feet. This puts extra stress on the Achilles tendon, which can cause the throbbing pain of plantar fasciitis. This pain gets worse over time — do not ignore the initial signs of pain! You may get used to stressed and painful feet and think that this feeling is normal. It is not normal! If you do not take care of early foot pain, it will only get worse and harder to cure with non-invasive remedies. To learn more, visit our page dedicated to identifying warning signs of Achilles tendonitis here.
Hammertoes have a few causes: genetics, nerve disease, bad foot alignment, and shoes with narrow toes. Shoes that are too small or narrow pinch your feet, forcing your toes to curl and form hammertoes. Hammertoes can cause your feet to hurt all the time, and the pain will only get worse. Thankfully, you can find good-looking shoes that will not give you hammertoes right here at Foot & Ankle Specialist’s foot care store. Make an appointment to see us right away if you think you have hammertoes so we can take the pain away and get you back to feeling great!
What is Morton’s Neuroma?
Wearing shoes that do not fit well may result in the nerve in the ball of your foot getting inflamed. We call this condition Morton’s neuroma. Shoes with narrow toes can squeeze your feet and irritate the nerves. If you feel tingling, burning, or pain in your toes, please call us right away so that we can help your pain go away and fit you with a pair of nice shoes that fit well.
What is a Stress Fracture?
Shoes with little to no shock absorption can cause foot problems — hard floors and pavement can make things even worse. High heels, sandals, and flats do not provide enough protection for your feet. Wearing them regularly can result in stress fractures. And, because women tend to experience reduced bone mass as they age, it puts them at greater risk. Losing estrogen during and after menopause can increase that risk even more. If you think you may have a stress fracture, take action quickly before things worsen. We are here to help you!
Contact Us For Women’s Foot Care in Katy, TX, Today!
We can help you find solutions to any foot pain you have, whether you are expecting a baby, working professionally, growing into your mature years, or playing sports! We speak Spanish in the office, so we can help you if you need language support.