A podiatrist is the best doctor to see to help with foot pain. Foot pain and discomfort when walking can have a range of causes. The experienced podiatrists or foot doctors can help you find relief from your daily pain. If you are suffer from foot pain, it should be addressed as soon as possible to avoid possible damage to nerves, tendons, and muscles. Newtown Foot & Ankle Specialists offers comprehensive evaluation and podiatry services to address common foot problems, foot diseases, and foot deformities.
When should I visit the podiatrist for foot pain? Schedule a visit to our Newtown podiatry office if you are experiencing any of the following issues with your feet:
- Sudden or intense pain or swelling, especially after trauma
- Persistent swelling or pain
- Skin irritation, such as a stinging or burning sensation
- Cracking or peeling feet that is not the result of sun exposure
- Numbness in the foot, toes
- Difficulty bearing weight on the foot or walking comfortably
Our podiatrists will evaluate your foot and recommend appropriate treatment when necessary. Pain can occur in different places on the foot, each needing different types of treatment or home care to resolve.
Foot Pain FAQs
What are some ways to prevent chronic foot pain?
The best way to prevent chronic foot pain is to wear comfortable, and supportive shoes. Shoes with high heels, or narrow toes may worsen foot pain. Stretching and rubbing your feet is a good way to prevent and relieve pain.
Can foot pain be a sign of diabetes?
Foot pain can be a sign of diabetes. If your foot is burning, sharp, or achy, it may be a sign of diabetes. Your doctor can test to see if this is a warning sign of diabetes and discuss it with you.
How can you immediately treat foot pain?
If you need immediate pain relief for your feet, follow the RICE method. RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. First, rest your foot. Avoid walking, jogging, or running. Then, use ice to reduce inflammation. You can place an ice pack on your foot in 15-minute increments.
A compression bandage or socks will help improve blood flow to your foot, which helps your foot heal. Finally, elevating your foot above your heart will treat swelling by draining excess fluid from your injury site.
How to determine if foot pain is a serious concern?
If you notice that foot pain is severe and inhibits your day-to-day activities, then it may be a good idea to schedule an appointment with a podiatrist to determine what may be the cause. Many people struggle with foot pain, but there are ways to address it so that it does not affect you and your activities.
What causes pain on top of the foot?
Pain on the top of the foot is often due to nerve compression, a metatarsal stress fracture, or extensor tendonitis. There is a range of reasons for developing these conditions, and our providers can determine the cause and best treatment options after an exam and diagnostics.
If you have persistent or sudden pain on the top of your foot, rest the foot and contact our office for an appointment.
What can cause pain on the bottom of the foot?
From a neuroma to Plantar Fasciitis, there are several common causes of pain on the bottom of the foot. This type of discomfort often makes walking difficult and should be evaluated quickly. We offer a full range of treatment options to treat the cause of your pain and restore your mobility and the health of your foot.