Foot Pain Diagnostics and Treatment in Flushing & Elmhurst, NY

Foot pain treatment in the Queens County, NY: Flushing (College Point, Linden Hill, Malba, Whitestone, Jackson Heights, Corona) and Elmhurst, NY (Forest Hills, Kew Garden Hills, Utopia, Murray Hills, Auburndale, Fresh Meadows, Sunnyside, Maspeth, Woodside) areasFoot pain can come in various forms and for a number of different reasons. When discomfort is experienced, it’s extremely important that you visit with a podiatrist who can properly diagnose the reason for the pain. Common causes of foot pain may include overuse injuries, such as from sporting activities like running. Other causes include complications due to arthritis, as well as diabetes. There are a number of foot conditions that can lead to foot pain as well.

Foot Pain Symptoms

Many patients have experienced severe foot discomfort due to bunions, plantar warts, hammertoes, stress fractures, blisters, ingrown toenails, and corns and calluses, to name a few. Foot pain is often associated with the following symptoms: swelling, redness, warmth, tenderness, discoloration, stiffness, as well as burning, tingling, and numbing sensations. It may help to check the feet daily for any abnormalities or deformities that may be causing the foot pain. Treatment for foot pain will vary on a case by case basis, along with the recovery process.

Foot Pain Relief

Depending on the location and condition of your foot pain, your podiatrist may prescribe certain treatments. These treatments can include, but are not limited to, prescription or over-the-counter medications, certain therapies, cortisone injections, or surgery.

If you’re experiencing foot pain, we recommend you consult with a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and advised treatment plan.

Foot Pain (FAQs)

What are the most common causes of foot pain?
Foot pain can have a variety of causes. The most common causes of foot pain are injuries, deformities, systemic diseases, and skin conditions. Some examples of foot injuries include muscle aches, strains, sprains, plantar fasciitis, fallen arches, Morton’s neuroma, cuboid syndrome, bone bruises, and fractures. Deformities that may cause foot pain include bunions, hammertoes, and Haglund’s deformity. Systemic diseases like diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, poor circulation, and arthritis can all lead to foot pain. Skin conditions that can affect the feet include plantar warts, corns, calluses, and athlete’s foot. Describing the location and quality of your pain will help your podiatrist determine what is causing the problem.
How do I know if my foot pain is serious?
The best way to determine whether your foot pain is something that can go away on its own or something that requires more extensive treatment is to see a podiatrist. If your pain came on suddenly, is severe, or occurred following an injury, if you can’t bear weight on the affected foot or walk, if your foot is numb, tingling, or inflamed, has an open wound, or is showing signs of infection, you should seek immediate medical care. Seeing a podiatrist is particularly important for people with diabetes, as even milder foot problems can progressively worsen and lead to complications if not given prompt and proper medical attention.
What are possible treatments for foot pain?
Home treatments for foot pain typically follow the R.I.C.E. acronym, which includes resting, icing, compressing, and elevating the affected foot. Which specific treatments your podiatrist will recommend for you depends on the underlying cause of your foot pain and its severity. Conservative methods are usually prescribed as the first line of treatment for many foot problems. These may include modifying your activities and footwear or taking pain medications. More severe or chronic problems might require surgical treatment.
Can foot pain go away on its own?
Foot pain can go away on its own if it is mild and there is no specific underlying condition that can prevent healing or make the pain worse. Often home treatment and resting the foot can be adequate to relieve pain in these cases. However, foot pain should never be ignored. Pain tells us that something is wrong and that we need to take measures to fix it. If you are dealing with foot pain, a podiatrist will be able to find the cause and determine the best course of action for you.

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Advanced Podiatric Procedures & Services in the Queens County, NY: College Point, Linden Hill, Malba, Whitestone, Jackson Heights, Corona, Forest Hills, 
Kew Garden Hills, Utopia, Murray Hills, Auburndale, Fresh Meadows, Sunnyside, Maspeth, Woodside areas