Few things are more frustrating than foot pain. Discomfort in your feet can make it excruciating to do just about anything. What’s more, foot conditions that aren’t promptly treated can sometimes worsen. That’s why finding a foot specialist is important.
Physicians who specialize in foot care can arrive at the correct diagnosis for your foot condition then provide surgical or nonsurgical treatment options. Our foot surgeons can help you identify the cause of your pain and get back on your feet as soon as possible.
For diagnosis, your doctor will provide a full evaluation, which may involve a physical examination or imaging, including X-rays or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). As a foot and ankle doctor, our specialist can also offer treatment for pain related to an ankle condition, such as ankle arthritis, including the latest solutions in ankle surgery if needed.
Our foot care provider sees patients for a wide range of foot conditions, including:
- Great toe arthritis
- Plantar fasciitis
Once your physician determines the exact cause of your foot, ankle or heel problem, they can develop your custom treatment plan. Our goal is always to provide our patients with a safe and fast return to mobility. We attempt to avoid surgery whenever possible. However, for more severe problems, foot surgery may be the only way to ensure proper rehabilitation.
Non-surgical treatments may include the use of custom orthotics, medicine, nonsurgical sports medicine care, or physical therapy. In some instances, a physical therapist can lead you through some restorative exercises and stretches.
For some foot injuries or chronic conditions that cause foot pain, foot surgery may be necessary, or you may need to meet with one of our ankle surgeons. We offer the latest surgical treatments for foot pain, including plantar fascia release and arthroscopy as well as surgery for flatfoot, bunion correction, and other deformity correction procedures. Options for chronic ankle conditions, like ankle arthritis, include ankle replacement, ankle fusion, and other reconstructive ankle surgeries.
When You Should Seek Treatment From a Foot Doctor
Some minor foot pain can be normal, but if your limited mobility keeps you from enjoying your life, that is too significant to ignore. We recommend seeing one of our foot specialists if:
- The pain in your foot prevents you from carrying out your day-to-day responsibilities
- The pain in your foot lasts for more than two or three days
- Even after you apply home remedies, your pain just gets worse
- Your foot pain begins as the result of a traumatic accident, such as a sports injury