Get Answers to Your Questions About Foot and Ankle Care in Pennsylvania
When you have foot and ankle pain, you want answers to your concerns fast. Browse through our collection of answers to frequently asked questions. Our hope is that you will find the information you need to get relief for your foot and ankle pain in Pennsylvania.
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Why does it feel like I have a pebble in my shoe?
The feeling of a pebble or a bunched up sock can be a symptom of a Morton’s neuroma. This condition is defined by the swelling and thickening of tissue surrounding one of the nerves leading to a toe. The most common site for a neuroma in the foot is between the third and fourth toes. The swelling is typically located where the nerve passes beneath the ligament connecting all the toe bones in the forefoot. Any kind of irritation, trauma, or excess stress in that location can lead to the neuroma developing.
In addition to the annoying feeling of walking on something, a neuroma may cause a burning or sharp pain within the ball of the foot. The toes might also become affected with burning or stinging pain, or even numbness. There usually isn’t any sort of visible sign (lumps, bumps, etc.), however.
If pain in the ball of your foot is making movement a bother, the doctors at Martin Foot and Ankle are the experts in treatments for neuroma and other sources of foot discomfort. Call (717) 757-3537 to schedule an appointment in one of our offices in Hanover, Lancaster, Lititz, or York.
Are there exercises to improve my balance?
Strength and endurance both play important roles in maintaining one’s balance, so there are most definitely exercises that can focus on building a stable foundation and preventing falls.
We invite anyone who wishes to improve their balance to take advantage of the Wellness Program we have at Martin Foot and Ankle. We provide effective programs personally tailored by our physical therapists to address your fitness level and needs. Once your program has been established, you can pursue it at your own pace. Our York location is semi-supervised and you never need an appointment to attend. Just show up whenever we’re open! We also use simple equipment to make the program easy to pick up from the comfort of your own home, if you wish.
Our Wellness Program is $45 per month with no fees, contracts, or limits to monthly visits. For more information, please give us a call at (717) 757-3537.