Foot Pain treatment in Richmond VA.
What causes foot pain?
Your feet carry you throughout the day, making them vulnerable to a host of issues that can cause pain. Common foot pain causes include:
- Various types of arthritis, including gout
- Foot deformities, including bunions, hammertoes, and Haglund's deformity
- Ingrown toenails
- Fungal infections, including athlete's foot and nail fungus
- Corns and calluses
- Plantar warts
- Neuromas, including Morton's neuroma
- Flat foot
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Foot ulcers and wounds
- Foot and ankle fractures
- Sports injuries, including sprains, strains, and stress fractures
Some types of foot pain are due to medical conditions, such as arthritis, while others are the result of muscle imbalances from wearing tight-fitting shoes. Heel pain at the bottom of your foot is likely due to plantar fasciitis or heel spurs.
What other symptoms can occur with foot pain?
Depending on your specific condition, you may notice various other symptoms along with foot pain, such as redness, swelling, bruising, or numbness. You may experience these symptoms in different parts of your foot, including the heel, sole, ball, arch, forefoot, ankle, or toes.
Identifying the location of your foot pain and symptoms helps the team at New Age Foot & Ankle Surgery determine the root cause.
When should I seek treatment for foot pain?
Foot pain is a sign there's something wrong, so you shouldn't ignore it. You should call Dr. Shah or Dr. Khan at New Age Foot & Ankle Surgery
.right away if you have foot pain due to a recent injury or if the pain came on suddenly and is severe.
If you have a medical condition that interferes with blood circulation, such as diabetes or vascular disease, you should always seek professional care for foot pain. Even seemingly minor issues like ingrown toenails could escalate into serious infections without proper treatment.
What options are available for foot pain treatment?
First, the team at New Age Foot & Ankle Surgery carefully examines your foot and reviews your symptoms and medical history. They may take tests, such as X-rays or blood tests, to confirm a diagnosis and create an individualized treatment plan.
Depending on the location, condition, and severity of your foot pain, treatment may include:
- Physical therapy
- Foot orthotics
- Prescription or over-the-counter medications
- Injection therapy
- MLS laser therapy
- Activity modification
- Icing the foot
If conservative treatment doesn't adequately relieve your pain, surgery may be necessary.