The cause of foot pain is unique to everyone. There can be a number of reasons why you might have pain related to your foot, ankle, or leg. Some signs of discomfort may include difficulty walking or running, discomfort when putting on shoes, sharp pain, and the inability to perform normal day-to-day tasks due to the pain from muscle movement. When you schedule your consultation, your podiatrist at Beyond Podiatry will be able to examine you to determine the best course of action to aid you.


Signs of Foot Pain

When it comes to pain, there isn’t one specific way to determine the cause of discomfort. However, it is important to recognize when something feels off so that you can speak with your podiatrist promptly. Some contributing factors include:

  • Plantar warts: Pain on the bottom of your feet
  • Hammertoe: Pain in the affected toe when moving
  • Achilles tendon injuries: Pain at the back of the foot
  • Ingrown toenail: Pain in and around the affected toe
  • Bunions: Pain at the base of your big toe
  • Arthritis: Pain throughout your foot

Treatment Options

Treatmens for pain are completely individual, based on your problem and your symptoms. For conditions caused by inflammation, either oral or injected medication to reduce the inflammation can help. If you have heel pain that comes from damaged bone, skin, cartilage, or ligaments, you may need surgery to remove damaged tissue, shave excess bone, or repair viable tissue. Many pain issues respond well to a blend of different therapy types, such as topical creams, cortisone injections, and orthotics.