The feet are one of the most common parts of the body affected by psoriatic arthritis (PsA). This disease can inflame any of the 28 bones and 30 joints in each foot, as well as the ankles. And when PsA hits your feet hard, every step can be agony.
You may not think of your toes as being important, but they are a large factor in the functioning of a healthy foot. Your toes are complex structures that absorb ground pressure and help you balance as you walk and run. Many of the problems that affect toes are caused by abnormal foot anatomy. Over time, these abnormalities may lead to permanent changes in a toe's appearance, such as a hammertoe or a bunion.
There are several different ways to ease the pain associated with sore feet. Ice packs, over-the-counter pain medications, and rest can all help.
While sprained ankles need time to heal, it is also important to strengthen the muscles around the ankle to help it recover and prevent further sprains.
Are you feeling post-run pain in your arch, top of foot, toes, heel, side of foot, toenails, or maybe more than one spot? Foot pain is a common ailment among runners and also one that can be confusing because the causes and treatments for the pain can vary widely.