Did you know that about 8 in 10 Americans will experience foot pain at some time during their life? When left untreated, foot pain can prevent you from participating in your favorite activities, and may even keep you from work. At Professional Podiatry Services of New York in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, the team of expert podiatrists regularly works with patients to diagnose and treat the underlying causes of foot pain. If you’re experiencing foot pain, request an appointment by calling the office or using the online scheduling tool today.
Foot pain is a common musculoskeletal problem that affects millions of Americans. Your feet contain dozens of bones and joints, as well as hundreds of muscles and ligaments. These structures undergo significant wear-and-tear on a daily basis. Inflammation, fractures, and poor circulation are just a few of the sources of foot pain.
Other common causes of foot pain include:
If you regularly experience foot pain and conservative treatments don’t ease your symptoms, make an appointment with the team at Professional Podiatry Services of New York right away.
Foot pain affects everyone differently. Telltale signs of foot pain include:
As foot pain gets worse, you might also find yourself needing to limp or experiencing mobility issues.
Foot pain affects people of all races and sexes, but certain factors may increase your risk, including a history of sports-related injuries, such as ankle sprains or fractures, and your genetics. For example, if your parents or grandparents suffered from foot pain, you’re more likely to as well.
To diagnose foot pain, your Professional Podiatry Services of New York provider physically examines your feet, toes, and ankles, asks you questions about your symptoms, and reviews your medical history.
Your doctor might also ask you to do a series of in-office exercises to observe your gait and posture. They might also order a set of X-rays or an MRI to get a closer look at the bones, joints, and other support structures in your foot and ankle.
After gathering all of this information, your provider can pinpoint the source of your discomfort and develop a custom treatment plan.
Treatment for foot pain depends on the source and severity of your discomfort. Whenever possible, the team at Professional Podiatry Services of New York uses conservative, noninvasive treatments such as rest, ice, physical therapy, and custom-made orthotics. If these measures don’t ease your symptoms, surgical intervention may be necessary. The team develops a custom plan to align with your goals, symptoms, and budget.
Don’t let foot pain keep you sidelined. Request an appointment at Professional Podiatry Services of New York today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.