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Foot Pain Specialist

Podiatry & Hand & Upper Extremity Orthopedic Surgery located in Worcester, Webster, & Leominster, MA

Podiatry & Hand & Upper Extremity Orthopedic Surgery located in Worcester, Webster, & Leominster, MA

Though strong enough to support your body weight during locomotion, your feet are complex body parts vulnerable to injury or chronic conditions that cause pain. If you have foot pain that affects your daily life, Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery can help. They specialize in diagnosing and treating all types of foot problems and conditions. To get relief from your foot pain, call the office in Worcester, Webster, or Leominster, Massachusetts, or schedule an appointment online today.

Foot Pain Q & A

What is foot pain?

Foot pain includes discomfort that affects any part of your foot. Your feet are a complex system made up of many bones and joints held together by ligaments, tendons, and muscles. The structure and function of your feet make them vulnerable to injuries and conditions that cause pain. 

Foot pain may affect your toes, heel, Achilles tendon, or sole of your foot. The pain may range from a dull ache to severe pain that affects mobility.

Though you may be able to manage your foot pain with at-home care, even mild foot pain takes time to resolve. To ensure a quick recovery, you should schedule a consultation at Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery.

What causes foot pain?

Any injury or condition affecting one or more of the components of your foot may cause foot pain. Common foot pain conditions include:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Neuromas
  • Plantar warts
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Corns and calluses
  • Diabetic foot infection
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures

The location and severity of your foot pain may help your provider at Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery determine the underlying cause of your discomfort. 

What happens during a foot pain evaluation?

When you visit Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery for a foot pain evaluation, you can expect a patient-centered exam focused on finding the root cause of your discomfort.

Your provider asks detailed questions about your symptoms, including the type and location of your pain, when it started, and activities that worsen or lessen it. They examine your foot and ankle to help determine the cause of your foot pain.

To confirm or rule out a diagnosis, your provider runs diagnostic tests such as lab work, X-rays, an MRI, or an ultrasound. 

How is foot pain treated?

Treatment for your foot pain may depend on the underlying cause. 

Your foot pain treatment plan may include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Activity modification
  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation
  • Immobilization
  • Custom orthotics
  • Physical therapy
  • Joint injections

In some cases, your provider may recommend surgery to fix the underlying cause of your foot pain. Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery uses advanced surgical tools and techniques, including minimally invasive surgery, so you get the best outcomes.

To find out what’s causing your foot pain, schedule an appointment at Premier Foot and Ankle Center & Elite Upper Extremity and Plastic Surgery by calling the office or booking online today.