When you suffer from pain in your feet, it can affect your overall well-being as well as severely limit your mobility. The team of skilled podiatrists at Montgomery Podiatry in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, offers conservative, non-invasive treatments to relieve foot pain and return patients to full mobility. To schedule a foot pain consultation, call Montgomery Podiatry or request an appointment online today.
Feet bear all of our weight and are complex and delicate structures. There are 26 bones, with a large amount of connecting tissues such as tendons, ligaments, and muscles. There are many conditions and injuries that can cause pain in your feet.
Many causes of foot pain are related to injuries from slip-and-fall accidents or sports injuries, especially from sports that cause significant impact to the bottoms of the feet. Some of the most common conditions that cause foot pain include:
Your Montgomery Podiatry physician will first perform a physical examination of the foot and review your symptoms. They may ask questions about your personal and family health history to look for issues that might be causing the pain or have a bearing effect on treatment.
During the examination, your provider will guide the feet through passive and active movements to determine the source of pain and to evaluate the function and flexibility of the foot and ankle.
When a physical examination does not provide enough information to develop a full diagnosis, your podiatrist may order x-rays or other imaging procedures to provide additional information.
Your provider at Montgomery Podiatry will determine the best treatment to address your foot pain after diagnosing the cause of your discomfort. Typically, conservative options such as oral medications, steroid injections, custom orthotics, regenerative medicine, and stretching exercises are used first. In some cases, they may suggest physical therapy.
If the plantar fascia is involved, special splints may be used to help gently stretch the tissue and improve flexibility over time. In cases where the causes of foot pain are more complex and conservative options aren’t effective in providing relief, surgery may be recommended to remove heel spurs, reposition the plantar fascia, or provide other corrective measures.
If you’re experiencing foot pain that’s interfering with your quality of life, call Montgomery Podiatry or request an appointment online today.