Foot pain that lasts longer than a few weeks or regularly recurs can make it difficult to do the things you love. If you’re suffering from chronic foot pain, a skilled podiatrist can help find the source of the problem and recommend an effective solution for relief. Here’s what you should know about chronic foot pain, including common causes and the treatment options Massapequa Podiatry Associates offers. The many causes of foot pain

Chronic Foot Pain: The Usual Suspects

Chronic foot pain can have many causes, from injuries to podiatric disorders to deformities. Here are just a few examples of the conditions we treat that can cause chronic pain.

Injuries

Injuries are one of the most common causes of chronic foot pain. The injury in question can be acute and traumatic, such as from a car accident or fall, or one that occurs due to overuse. We treat a variety of painful foot injuries at our Long Island-area office, including:

  • Stress fractures
  • Broken bones
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Bursitis
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Strains and sprains

Prompt, professional treatment of foot injuries is essential to ensure proper healing and help prevent complications, such as chronic pain.

Disorders

There are a number of health conditions that can affect the feet, causing an array of symptoms that can include chronic pain. When the following disorders result in chronic foot pain, a podiatrist can be an excellent addition to your medical management team:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Peripheral neuropathy

Structural Deformities

While some cases of chronic foot pain are caused by injury or another kind of health problem, others are caused by deformities or structural abnormalities in the foot itself. Examples of podiatric deformities that can lead to chronic foot pain include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Mallet toes
  • Flatfeet
  • Morton's neuroma
  • Charcot foot

Gait issues that present in unusual walking patterns or differences in the way you walk are also common sources of chronic foot pain. Podiatrists can assess and treat chronic foot pain associated with limps, leg length differences, drop foot, excessive pronation, in-toeing or out-toeing, and other gait abnormalities.

Treatment Options for Chronic Foot Pain

At Massapequa Podiatry Associates, we offer numerous treatment options for chronic foot pain, including advanced interventions. Here are some of the options we may suggest throughout the course of treatment:

  • R.I.C.E.
  • Insoles and inserts
  • Immobilization with a cast or walking boot
  • Custom orthotics
  • Footwear changes
  • Activity or lifestyle modifications
  • Physical therapy
  • MLS laser therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Tenex procedure
  • Surgery

Keeping Chronic Foot Pain in Check

When chronic pain disrupts daily activities or prevents you from doing the things you enjoy, Massapequa Podiatry Associates is here to help. Whether you’re suffering from a recent injury or a previous injury that failed to heal properly, or you need help managing pain associated with a health condition or deformity, we offer options for relief.

The best pain relief treatment for you will depend on your condition and a variety of other factors. However, you can count on our knowledgeable and experienced podiatrists, Dr. Corey Fox and Dr. Justin LoBello, to work with you to get to the bottom of what’s causing your pain and develop a treatment solution that’s just right for you.

Schedule an Appointment

Don’t put up with chronic foot pain or let it prevent you from doing the things you love. Our highly skilled podiatrists help patients resolve or reduce chronic pain, so they can get back on their feet. If you’re ready to find out what we can do for you, complete our online contact form, or call our office at 516-541-9000 to schedule an appointment with one of our podiatrists. To learn more about the conditions we treat, the services we provide, and how we can help your family’s feet (and ankles) look and feel their best, browse our podiatry blog.

 

 

 

 

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