Men tend not to bother as much over small pain or little problems they may have. Not wanting to go to the doctor is a trait that most men have but is something that needs to be addressed to prevent further complications. Any type of pain or small problem maybe the start of something bigger that could lead to a more complex and harder to treat condition.
In general foot pain is one of those pains that men tend to ignore. As this pain tends to be usually fleeting it can be seen a something not to worry over and that will go away by itself. These types of pain should not be ignored. Any conditions of the foot and ankle are normally easily treatable when caught early one. Ignoring the problem will mean a worsening condition that is harder and more expensive to treat.
Some common foot problems are listed below and it is important not to ignore these:
Heel pain: Heel pain can vary from being mild to intense and is normally the result of inflamed tissue. These tissues if left unattended could tear and rupture complicating the condition. Other conditions that could cause this type of pain are things like Plantar fasciitis or tight heel cords. An injury caused by over stressing the area or impact could also be the problem.
Ankle sprains: A professional doctor should be used to evaluate injuries like ankle sprains. The injuries from an ankle sprain could if left untreated be the cause of long lasting problems like instability or tendons disease which could require complex surgery to rectify the problem.
Stiff Joints: Gradual wear of the joints could cause stiffness of the joints in some people. This stiffness in the joints and the cartilage could cause reduced mobility in the area and some loss of function eventually leading to arthritic joints.
Tendonitis: Tendonitis is normally the result of a person changing there habits to include some sudden intense physical activity. It is normally seen in people who for a weekend do some physical sports. Surgery may be required to fix the ruptures and tears as well as wearing a cast.
Toenails: Men may develop conditions like ingrown toenails or an abnormal thickening or disfigurement of their toenails. Anyone who has these types of problems should attempt to seek professional advice before attempting treatment. This is especially important for people who have diabetes as the risk of causing further injury or complications is greatly increased.
A large amount of internet resources are available to anyone seeking more information. Websites like www.drfoot.co.uk offer both information and treatments and solutions to any problems you may have.