Sept. 1, 2011
-- When it comes to injuries, the feet are a common location. The extremities always have a harder time of it, and with the full weight of the body acting through the feet, hard unforgiving urban surfaces to traverse and often all to be completed in inappropriate footwear, it is perhaps no small wonder that pain is often felt in the feet.
Side of foot pain is a common complaint, but is not one which many people could even tentatively diagnose for themselves. Yet rather than visit a doctor, pain is often endured unnecessarily for many weeks and even months. Whilst toe pain and heel pain often have quite characteristic symptoms which make for an easy, the causes of side of foot pain are not so easy to spot.
To help increase awareness of the wide range of foot problems which can cause side of foot pain, a new website has been created, and was launched last week. Sideoffootpain.com offers information on the main causes of pain in the side of the foot, in one easy internet resource.
Sideoffootpain.com summarizes the common causes of side of foot pain, including those easiest to spot such as bunions, and conditions which are common, yet often escape an early diagnosis such as cuboid syndrome. In addition to offering the common causes, symptoms and treatment options for each condition, the website also gives practical advice on how to avoid the common foot problems frequently treated in doctors surgeries, ER’s and podiatrists offices.
Sideoffootpain.com creator Steven Widmore wanted to create a website which offered the reader a wealth of information and resources at their fingertips, in sufficient detail to be highly informative but skipping a lot of the medical jargon which can lead to confusion. The result appears to be an easy to read series of articles covering the important aspects of side of foot pain, what to do, and importantly where to seek help should side of foot pain strike.
Some of the commonest conditions which cause pain in the side of the foot are also some of the easiest to prevent. Side foot pain is often due to a stress fracture in a metatarsal, a condition which can be avoided in many cases by a regular change of shoes, and increasing activity levels gradually. Poor nutrition leading to osteoporosis can be avoided with a full and varied diet, and, if gait irregularities are corrected with insoles, almost all of the common side of foot pain problems can be kept at bay.
Sideoffootpain.com focuses on prevention and the steps which can be taken to keep the feet healthy and injury free, and provides the knowledge that when an injury is sustained, that the appropriate primary care can be quickly sought and plugs a gap on the internet with sites concentrating on providing information once the cause is known.
For more information on the common causes of side of foot pain visit: http://www.sideoffootpain.com