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Foot Pain May Increase With Age

Having any type of foot pain can cause difficulty in completing even the smallest tasks. The number of foot occurrences can increase as the aging process occurs and approximately 45 percent of people who are over 45 years old will experience some form of foot pain. Poor circulation can occur with decreased blood flow, and this often affects the feet. Age can weaken the immune system which may increase the risk of developing toenail fungus, cracked heels, and athlete’s foot. These types of conditions can also occur from poor foot hygiene, and this can be common among middle-aged or older people. Additionally, foot pain may develop from extra weight gain that might occur when one retires. All these factors may be remedied by implementing specific foot stretches into your exercise regime to help strengthen the feet. If you have foot pain, please seek the help of a podiatrist who can effectively determine what the cause is and offer you the correct treatment options.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Kristopher Jerry, DPM  from Podiatry Health Services . Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Port St Lucie, Stuart, and Hollywood, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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