Foot pain is a common complaint, and it becomes more common as people get older. Some of the most common causes of foot pain include:
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.
Diagnosis begins with a physical examination of the foot and a review of symptoms, as well as a review of the personal and family health history of the patient to look for issues that could cause pain or have a bearing on treatment. During the examination, passive and active movements may be used 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 form diagnosis, x-rays or other types of diagnostic imaging procedures may be ordered to provide additional information.
Just as there are many causes of foot pain, there are also many treatments, including:
When conservative approaches fail to provide relief, surgery may be necessary. Each plan of treatment will be customized to ensure optimal results in every patient.
We accept all major insurance providers. For questions regarding your personal insurance provider, please feel free to call us at (773) 309-4335.
"The office is nice, very clean and makes you comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Schwartz for your podiatry needs."