Tool may help individuals assess foot pain
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Foot pain is so common that many individuals tend to ignore it until it gets severe or develops into a secondary condition, at which point treatment can be difficult if not impossible.
As such, it’s a good idea to address discomfort below the ankles as it appears. While seeing a podiatrist may do the trick, you can use tools and resources to get informed before heading in for an appointment.
One such tool is the Institute for Preventative Foot Health’s (IPFH) Foot Pain Self-Assessment Tool, which asks users general questions about their foot pain in order to get to the root of the problem and allow individuals to seek proper care.
“Painful feet often interfere with people’s ability to function and quality of life. Early, appropriate treatment can save days, weeks or months of discomfort and may prevent small problems from worsening,” said IPFH executive director Robert Thompson.
Another useful tool is the Manchester Scale, which is used to determine the severity of bunions. Available for download on the Alpha Orthotics website, the resource may help people find the type of bunion correction most appropriate for them.