Managing foot pain involves a comprehensive approach aimed at ensuring effective relief and long-term foot health. Initially, a precise diagnosis from a podiatrist is essential, which is achieved through a combination of medical history assessment, physical examination, and diagnostic tests such as X-rays or MRI scans. Once the underlying cause is identified, various forms of treatment can be considered. Custom-made orthotic inserts tailored to provide personalized support, correct gait abnormalities, and alleviate pressure on problem areas of the feet can be prescribed. Suggestions for appropriate shoes for needed arch support, cushioning, and fit might be given. Foot splints or braces can be beneficial for specific conditions, and surgical procedures are considered when conservative measures fail to address structural issues or severe pain. Lifestyle modifications, including weight management and activity adjustments, are emphasized to reduce stress on the feet. If you are suffering from foot pain, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist to manage the pain, improve mobility, and enhance overall quality of life.
Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from The Podiatry Center, PC. Our doctors 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:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Bone Spurs
- 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 Millburn, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.