We have helped patients overcome foot and heel pain caused by:
Pain at the back of the heel could be caused by Achilles tendonitis, an inflammation of the tendon that stretches from the heel bone to the calf. If caught early, Achilles tendonitis pain may be eased by rest, icing, and footwear changes. However, repeated trauma may partially or completely tear the tendon, requiring surgical repa
Pain at the back of the heel could be caused by Achilles tendonitis, an inflammation of the tendon that stretches from the heel bone to the calf. If caught early, Achilles tendonitis pain may be eased by rest, icing, and footwear changes. However, repeated trauma may partially or completely tear the tendon, requiring surgical repair.
If you have stiffness, swelling, pain, or decreased mobility in your joints, you may be one of the 53 million adults in the United States who suffers from arthritis. Depending on the type and extent of the condition, you may need custom orthotics, shoe fittings, physical therapy to restore balance, or prescriptions to prevent permanent joint damage.
Wearing tight or pointed shoes can force your big toe out of alignment and cause bunions. These bony bumps form on the joint at the base of the big toe and can be very painful. Lifestyle changes, such as wearing wider shoes, using orthotics to straighten the toe, and splinting the big toe may be enough to correct the problem. In extreme cases, our team may suggest foot surgery to realign the toes and remove the growth.
Gout is an inflammation caused by a buildup of uric acid in the body. If your body produces too much uric acid or your kidneys don’t process it, the acid collects into sharp, painful crystals that become lodged in your joints. Joints with gout may be warm or tender to the touch, can appear red and swollen, and cause debilitating pain. Treatment may include a removable boot to take pressure off the foot, dietary changes, and prescription medications that lower uric acid levels.
Hammertoes—toes that curve downward or are permanently bent like claws—can lead to a number of problems even if they do not cause pain. At first, a hammertoe may be an inconvenience, rubbing against the tops of your shoes and causing blisters. As the tendon on the bottom of the toe tightens, you may be completely unable to straighten the toe, causing calluses, tripping, or balance problems. Depending on the severity of the condition, you may need orthotics to reshape the toe or surgery to release the tendon.
Bone spurs, trauma, stress fractures, and foot deformities can all cause painful swelling in the toes and ankle joints. Once we determine the cause of the pain, we can get to work relieving the symptoms and restoring your mobility. This may include conservative treatments such as orthotics and icing the foot or regenerative stem cell injections to promote healing
One of the most common causes of heel pain, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot from your toes to your heel (plantar fascia). The condition can make it difficult or impossible for a patient to walk. With our treatment, we concentrate on relieving pain while allowing the plantar fascia to stretch. This may include injecting corticosteroids into the heel or shockwave therapy to boost circulation and stimulate the body’s natural healing process.