Foot Pain Specialist

Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado

Board Certified Podiatrist Foot & Ankle Surgeon & Podiatric Medicine and Surgery located in Colorado Springs, CO

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, and Jordan Cameron, 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 Q & A

What is foot pain?

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.  

What causes foot pain?

Foot pain occurs for many reasons. At Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado, the team regularly diagnoses and treats foot pain caused by:

  • Heel spurs
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Foot fractures
  • Bunions
  • Corns
  • Calluses
  • Neuromas
  • Hammertoes
  • Flat feet
  • Ankle sprains
  • Foot fractures

The team also diagnoses and treats foot pain caused by ingrown toenails as well as foot pain caused by chronic conditions such as diabetes. 

What are the symptoms of foot pain?

The symptoms of foot pain vary from person to person and depend on the underlying cause. Common telltale signs of foot pain include:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Tenderness
  • Limping

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. 

How is foot pain diagnosed?

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.

How is foot pain treated?

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.