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Common Foot Conditions

Our feet, the foundation of our mobility, can often fall victim to various ailments. Achilles tendonitis, inflammation of the Achilles tendon, causes pain and stiffness, often aggravated by overuse or wearing improper footwear. Arthritis, a chronic condition, can affect the joints in the feet, leading to swelling, stiffness, and discomfort. Bunions, bony protrusions at the base of the big toe, result from abnormal foot mechanics or wearing ill-fitting shoes, causing pain and difficulty in walking. Corns, thickened areas of skin caused by friction or pressure, can develop on the toes or soles, causing pain and discomfort. Flat feet, characterized by a lack of arch support, may lead to instability and discomfort during movement. For those with diabetes, foot problems can be particularly concerning due to impaired circulation and nerve damage, increasing the risk of infections and ulcers. If you have any of the above mentioned foot conditions or are experiencing foot pain, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can accurately diagnose and treat foot ailments.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Charles Passet, DPM from Forest Hills. 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 office located in Forest Hills, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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