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Foot pain can affect anyone and quickly cause issues with simple everyday tasks like walking or standing. Luckily, your podiatrist can help you work through your foot pain, find a diagnosis for its cause, and plan the best treatment for you and your body. Find out more about foot pain, common causes, and how your foot doctor can help with Dr. Michael Mitry and Dr. Christopher Karter at Advanced Podiatry of Needham in Needham, MA
What Causes Foot Pain?
Foot pain often begins mildly and builds in its severity slowly over time. However, some people may experience an injury or trauma to the foot which causes immediate pain. Though a common problem, foot pain has many potential causes:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Ingrown toenails
- Plantar warts
- Stress fracture
- Broken bones
- Sprains or strains
Diagnosing Foot Pain
Your doctor will use a physical examination to determine the cause of your foot pain. If necessary, they will use x-rays or MRIs to fully understand your foot’s situation and examine the bones and connective tissues inside. They may also suggest other types of testing to further investigate your symptoms.
Common Foot Pain Treatments in Needham, MA
The treatment your doctor chooses for your foot pain will depend on the severity of the pain, its location, and any underlying conditions which may contribute to these factors. In some cases, simply staying off the foot will give it enough rest to heal on its own. However, some patients require more significant treatment like physical therapy, injection therapy, or, in some cases, surgery.
If you have foot pain, your podiatrist can help you get to the bottom of your condition and find the best treatment for you. For more information on foot pain or its treatments, please contact Dr. Michael Mitry and Dr. Christopher Karter at Advanced Podiatry of Needham in Needham, MA. Call (781) 444-4044 to schedule your appointment with your foot doctor today!
When you are standing, do you sometimes feel as if you are standing on a sharp rock? Do you feel the pain on the ball of your foot? If so, it might be time to see your podiatrist, Dr. Michael Mitry at Advanced Podiatry of Needham in Needham, Massachusetts. He can help you deal with the pain of foot neuroma.
Neuroma is the result of thickening tissue around one of the nerves in your foot, putting pressure on the nerve. The pain can be sharp and burning, and you may feel numbness, stinging or burning in your toes.
According to the Mayo Clinic, you are at higher risk for foot neuroma if you wear high-heeled or tight shoes. You can also be at greater risk if you are a runner or wear tight athletic foot gear, as you would for rock climbing or snow skiing. Certain foot problems, like bunions, high arches, flatfeet, or hammertoes, can put you at higher risk too.
There are some things you can do at home to relieve neuroma and allow the nerve to heal. Dr. Mitry would like you to try:
- Changing your shoes to a shoe with a wider toe area and not wearing high heels
- Taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen or naproxen to relieve your pain and reduce swelling
- Icing the bottom of your foot
- Reducing high impact activities and giving your feet a rest
If you continue to have problems with neuroma, it’s time to visit your Needham podiatrist. He can prescribe several treatments for relief of neuroma starting with conservative treatments including custom arch supports, inserts and foot pads. He may also recommend corticosteroid injections to decrease swelling and inflammation. For more advanced cases, Dr. Mitry may recommend surgical treatment.
If you think you may be suffering from neuroma, you don’t have to just try and deal with it. Help is just a phone call away. Stop in and see Dr. Michael Mitry at Advanced Podiatry of Needham in Needham, Massachusetts and he can relieve the pain of neuroma. Call today and get back on your feet without pain!