Foot pain can be incredibly frustrating because it can keep you from walking, driving, and other essential aspects of day-to-day life. The team at Northeast Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Live Oak and San Antonio, Texas, offers compassionate care to help you get your life back quickly. Call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.
Foot pain can happen because of trauma, disease, and overuse. Sometimes, a few different things can contribute. A few of the conditions that frequently lead to foot pain are:
Because foot pain can have such varied causes, only an accurate diagnosis can help you get the specific treatment you need.
Foot pain isn't normal, so you should never ignore it. If your foot pain doesn't improve within a few days of home care, reach out to Northeast Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine for help. But, if you experience pain following any kind of foot trauma, like dropping a heavy object on your foot or tripping and falling, it's best to seek treatment immediately, rather than waiting a few days.
The Northeast Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine team performs a gentle foot exam to start. They always keep you as comfortable as possible during the exam, but you may need to bear weight, walk, and stand in certain ways so the team can accurately assess the issue.
After discussing your symptoms with you and considering the possible causes of your pain, the team may recommend diagnostic imaging. There's an X-ray machine in the office to make the process very fast and easy.
In some cases, you may need blood tests or nerve conduction testing as well.
Foot pain treatment generally includes conservative approaches like physical therapy, anti-inflammatory pain medication, bracing, or custom orthotics. Infections usually require antibiotics, and pain related to open wounds requires specialized wound care.
If your foot pain doesn't steadily improve with conservative treatments, the team may recommend foot injections to help you heal damaged tissue and relieve your pain.
While most foot pain responds to non-surgical protocols, severe bone and tissue damage may require surgical repair. The Northeast Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine team includes highly accomplished surgeons who specialize in both forefoot and rearfoot surgery.
For foot pain help from top-rated professionals, call Northeast Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine or book an appointment online today.