If you work long hours on your feet or you regularly participate in physical activity, you’re also more likely to suffer from foot pain. Left unmanaged, foot pain can lead to more serious problems, including immobility. At Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado in Colorado Springs, Colorado, board-certified podiatrists and foot and ankle surgeons Matthew Hinderland, DPM, Jordan Cameron, DPM, Tyler Gloschat, DPM, and Joseph Fleck, DPM, offer safe, effective, cutting-edge treatments to ease and manage foot pain. Request your foot pain appointment today by calling the office nearest you or by clicking the online booking tool.
Foot pain is a common complaint that usually occurs due to improper foot function.
Each of your feet contains a complex network of bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. These structures are incredibly hardworking and provide support every time you take a walk, go for a run, or climb a flight of stairs.
However, these activities cause them to experience significant wear-and-tear. Over time, this may cause swelling, inflammation, and in turn, pain.
In addition to your day-to-day routine, the type of shoes you wear contribute to foot pain. If you regularly wear high heels or other tight, ill-fitting shoes, you’re more likely to experience pain as well as other, more serious foot problems.
Foot pain occurs for many reasons. At Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado, the team regularly diagnoses and treats foot pain caused by:
The team also diagnoses and treats foot pain caused by ingrown toenails as well as foot pain caused by chronic conditions such as diabetes.
The symptoms of foot pain vary from person to person and depend on the underlying cause. Common telltale signs of foot pain include:
As foot pain gets worse, you might also find it difficult to place weight on your affected foot or to perform routine activities such as playing your favorite sport or taking the dog for a walk.
To diagnose foot pain, your Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado provider physically examines your foot and ankle, asks you questions about your symptoms, and reviews your medical history.
If these measures don’t provide enough information, your provider might also order a series of X-rays or ask you to walk around the exam room to observe your gait and posture.
Treatment for foot pain depends on the underlying cause, but the providers at Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado usually recommend conservative, noninvasive treatments such as rest, ice, and elevation, physical therapy, or custom made orthotics.
If your pain persists or gets worse, surgical intervention might be necessary. The team offers several types of minimally invasive surgery, ensuring less risk of complications and shorter recovery times.
Don’t let foot pain prevent you from living your best life. Request an appointment at Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado today by calling the office nearest you or by clicking the online booking tool.