Chronic foot pain can develop for various reasons, including arthritis, gout, bunions, plantar fasciitis, or as a result of foot surgery. If you're wondering whether or not your chronic foot pain is treatable, our podiatrist in Keller, TX, can diagnose the cause and discuss possible treatment options.
Treating Chronic Foot Pain
Any pain that persists for weeks or even months is considered chronic. Chronic foot pain can make daily tasks such as walking or standing difficult and affect your overall quality of life. To treat chronic foot pain, our Keller podiatrist will evaluate your foot by doing a physical exam, and they may order imaging tests such as an X-ray, MRI, or a CT scan. Treatment options are usually based on the cause of the pain and severity of your symptoms.
Your podiatrist may first recommend trying at-home treatments such as rest, ice, compression, and elevation to reduce your pain. If these do not help, they may discuss other options such as:
- Custom orthotics. These can be worn inside your shoes to provide support to the arch of the foot to eliminate pain when walking.
- Medications. These may include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or injections of a corticosteroid medication to help reduce pain and inflammation.
- Physical therapy exercises. These can increase strength and stability in areas that may be weak. Massage may help with circulation.
- Sclerotherapy. This can be used to treat varicose veins that can be a cause of chronic pain.
- Neurostimulation treatments. These can stimulate specific nerves in the body to interrupt signals from your brain that indicate pain.
- Surgery. This can correct any foot deformities or conditions contributing to chronic pain.
Contact Our Keller Podiatrist for a Foot Evaluation
If you have chronic foot pain, don’t wait another day to contact our Keller podiatrist Alliance Foot & Ankle Specialists for a consultation. We can discuss treatment options based on your specific needs. To request an appointment, contact our office by filling out our convenient contact form or by calling our office at 817-481-4000.