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Foot Pain

The Foot & Ankle Specialists

Podiatric Medicine & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Lapeer, MI, Caro, MI, & Bay City, MI

Nearly everyone — kids and adults included — has foot pain at some point, but that doesn’t mean you need to suffer. The Foot & Ankle Specialists in Lapeer, Caro, and Bay City, Michigan, want you to know that foot pain isn’t normal and that there are simple solutions available. Call the office located closest to you or use the online appointment maker to arrange your visit now.

Foot Pain Q & A

What causes foot pain?

Many conditions and issues could trigger foot pain, including:

  • Flatfoot - lack of normal foot arch
  • Arthritis - osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or gout
  • Bursitis - inflammation in the sacs that cushion joints
  • Achilles tendinitis - inflammation in your Achilles tendon
  • Corns - hard skin growths on your toes
  • Hammertoe - clawlike toe position
  • Bunion - bony growth on the side of your big or little toe

Some conditions, like Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, and fat pad atrophy, may cause both foot and heel pain. You may also experience foot pain from plantar warts, a fracture or many other reasons

What is the best way to stop foot pain?

To end foot pain permanently, you need help from foot specialists. The Foot and Ankle Specialists team offers comprehensive foot pain care, including: 

  • Rest
  • Ice application
  • Prescribed exercises
  • Toe padding
  • Splints
  • Walking boot
  • Betterform over-the-counter orthotics or custom orthotics
  • Oral medication
  • CBD (cannabidiol)
  • Anti-inflammatory or cortisone injections

The Foot and Ankle Specialists makes it easy to get everything you need onsite. They maintain a durable medical equipment (DME) license, so you can get any necessary equipment like splints and walking boots at the time of your visit. Plus, you can get your medication through electronic prescriptions for extra convenience. 

It’s uncommon to need surgery for foot pain, but in some cases, only surgical correction can resolve an underlying foot deformity and relieve your pain. The Foot and Ankle Specialists team uses today’s most advanced surgical techniques for surgery to get you feeling better quickly. 

How can I prevent foot pain in the future?

Good basic foot care can go a long way towards preventing foot pain. This can be as simple as washing your feet daily, regular foot inspections, keeping your nails trimmed neatly, and wearing supportive, well-fitted shoes. These measures are particularly important if you have diabetes since you’re more vulnerable to many common causes of foot pain. 

Of course, it’s also important to respond to problems quickly. If you notice new issues like emerging corns and calluses, don’t wait to get care. If you visit The Foot and Ankle Specialists for removal as soon as the problem develops, you can avoid long-term foot pain.

For foot pain relief, contact The Foot and Ankle Specialists. Call the office nearest you or use the online appointment maker around the clock.