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Tired and Achy Feet

Monday, 13 July 2020 00:00

Sore, tired and achy feet can slow anyone down. Not only do tired and achy feet keep you from feeling and performing your best, it may also be an indication to a more serious foot condition. This is a common problem for those who have flat feet or high arched feet, people who work on their feet for extended periods of time, and individuals who are overweight. Ultimately, when the foot muscles are not properly supported the foot muscles become overworked, therefore wearing proper footwear becomes essential. Supportive and comfortable fitting shoes are key to helping you cope with tired and achy feet. If you have become frustrated due to your tired and achy feet, it is important that you consult with a podiatrist. Orthotics may be recommended to provide adequate support for the feet, and a podiatrist can verify if any other foot conditions have developed and treat them accordingly.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Dr. Michael A. Wood from Foot Health Institute. 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 one of our offices located in Lansing, and Chicago, IL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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