How A Podiatrist Can Help You With Your Foot Pain
posted: Sep. 21, 2020.
If you experience tired, swollen, sore, or painful feet regularly, it might be time to visit your podiatrist. All people will experience achy feet at some point in their lives. However, if your pain is causing interruptions to your daily life, you’ll find relief by seeing your podiatrist, Dr. Angelo Pace, here at Advanced Pace Foot and Ankle Center.
Below are some examples of what your podiatrist can do for these common foot pain causes during your consultation in our Walker or Sherwood office in Alexandria, VA.
Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
Over time, tiny tears develop in the plantar fascia that causes pain and inflammation. Your podiatrist might recommend custom orthotics in the form of shoe inserts or heel pads as well as cortisone injection to alleviate your symptoms. You may also need to use a night splint at night for stretching the plantar fascia as you sleep.
If you’re suffering from chronic and severe plantar fasciitis, your podiatrist may likewise recommend PRP or platelet-rich plasma injections coupled with ESWT or extracorporeal shockwave treatment to hasten healing.
Bunions develop due to a misalignment of particular bones found at the side-bottom part of the big toe, causing pain, swelling, and discomfort. Your podiatrist will show you padding and taping techniques and recommend custom arch supports to relieve pain and minimize pressure on your bunion. If these conservative treatments fail, surgery may be recommended to realign the bones of the affected toes and permanently get rid of the bunion.
Treatments for Morton’s Neuroma
You might be suffering from Morton’s neuroma, or a pinched nerve in your foot, if you feel like you have a pebble stuck in your sock or shoe when you take a step? Your podiatrist could teach you how to pad the affected foot, prescribe customized orthotics, and recommend cortisone shots to alleviate stress and inflammation on the pinched nerve. If these fail, surgery might be required to get rid of the troublesome nerve or the affected tissue surrounding it.
Keep in mind that pain is a sure sign of some kind of trouble with your foot, so never ignore it. Dealing with it as soon as possible will help prevent further complications and provide you quick relief.
Need Relief From Your Foot Pain? We Can Help
Schedule an evaluation with your podiatrist, Dr. Angelo Pace, here at Advanced Pace Foot and Ankle Center in Alexandria, VA. Call our Walker office at (703) 971-7100 or our Sherwood office at (703) 360-9292.