There are many reasons why your chronic foot pain isn’t going away. It can be the result of many medical conditions, including arthritis and peripheral neuropathy and can last for weeks or longer, interfering with your daily activities.
Our experienced Grapevine podiatrist can determine the root cause of your chronic foot pain and recommend effective treatments based on your specific needs.
Common Causes of Chronic Foot Pain That Won't Go Away
Chronic foot pain can occur for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common causes of chronic pain are:
- Broken foot or toe
- Deformity such as a bunion
- Heel spur
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendinitis
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Stress fracture
Chronic pain can also occur after foot surgery for several reasons, including:
- Scar tissue formation
- Damage to tissue or nerves
Diagnosing and Treating Chronic Foot Pain
It’s important that a podiatrist diagnose the underlying cause of your chronic foot pain to treat it effectively. Our Grapevine podiatrist will perform a physical exam, review your medical history, and may order imaging tests such an X-ray or MRI. Once a diagnosis is made, treatment options to relieve your chronic pain will be discussed, including over-the-counter pain medication or a topical pain-relieving cream or ointment. Both can provide temporary relief.
According to our Grapevine podiatrist, other methods such as icing or massaging the foot can also provide relief, but the pain often returns. Changing the type of shoes you wear or keeping weight off the affected foot can also reduce pain. For severe pain that lasts for more than a week or more, treatment may include:
- Prescription pain medication
- Custom orthotics
- Nerve block injections
Contact Our Experienced Grapevine Podiatrist Today for Help
You do not have to suffer with chronic foot pain when help is available. Contact the experienced team at Alliance Foot & Ankle Specialists for a consultation. We can determine the cause of your pain and recommend a treatment plan based on your specific needs. Reach out to us today by filling out our contact form online or by calling our office at 817-481-4000.