"When I left the office I felt like I was walking on a cloud, almost no pain at all."
Foot pain can affect a particular part of your foot, such as your arch, toe, heel, or ball, or it can occur in a more widespread area. Depending on the cause of your foot pain, you might have soreness that ranges from mild to severe and occurs on a persistent basis or from time to time. In some cases, foot pain might get worse with certain activities or when you apply pressure to the affected foot.
Foot pain can occur due to a wide range of causes. Dr. Kimmel determines the cause of your foot pain and comes up with a treatment plan for it. Some common causes of foot pain include the following:
Dr. Kimmel will do a physical examination of your foot and try to determine where pain originates from and whether it gets worse with certain movements. He’ll also consider if you have any other symptoms, past injuries, or any underlying conditions. If needed, Dr. Kimmel will order X-rays or other imaging tests to determine the cause of your foot pain and assess damage to tissue and other structures.
Dr. Kimmel will discuss your treatment options based on the results of your diagnosis. Depending on the cause of your pain, he might recommend nonprescription pain relievers, rest, ice, and other conservative measures. You might also need orthotic devices or other forms of treatment for certain causes or more severe pain.
Your place orthotic devices inside your shoes for additional support. These devices, which are customized using 3D scanning technology, can provide relief from plantar fasciitis, neuroma, and many other foot problems by distributing pressure in a more even manner.
Dr. Kimmel will most likely recommend wearing supportive shoes when you go out instead of sandals or other shoes that offer limited support. If you’re overweight, losing weight can help reduce your risk of having foot pain. You might also benefit from stretching before athletic activities, especially if you jog or run on a regular basis.
If you need foot pain treatment in Brook Park, Cleveland, or Willoughby, please book your appointment online with Buckeye Foot Care to schedule a consultation.
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