There are many reasons why your chronic foot pain isn’t going away. Chronic foot pain 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. An experienced podiatrist can determine the root cause of your chronic foot pain and recommend effective treatments based on your specific needs. Treating chronic foot pain

Common Causes of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can occur for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common causes of chronic pain are:

Chronic pain can also occur after foot surgery for several reasons, including:

  • Scar tissue formation
  • Damage to tissue or nerves
  • Inflammation
  • Infection

Diagnosing and Treating Chronic Pain

It’s important that a podiatrist diagnose the underlying cause of your chronic foot pain to treat it effectively. A 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.

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:

Call Us 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.