Podiatrists located in Brentwood, Chesterfield, Creve Coeur, St. Peters, & Webster, MO
Foot pain isn’t normal, and that’s why the Foot Healers team offers all-encompassing care, from conservative treatments to foot surgery, to make sure you can live without pain. With their extensive podiatry expertise, the dedicated team of foot doctors offers all the help you need in five convenient offices in Brentwood, Chesterfield, Creve Coeur, St. Peters, and Shrewsbury, Missouri. Click the online appointment scheduling tool or call the office nearest you for pain help now.
Foot Pain Q & A
Why am I having foot pain?
There are many possible reasons for your foot pain. Together, your feet contain almost 25% of your body’s bones, as well as 60 joints and more than 200 muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
You can have problems anywhere in your foot, and it’s not unusual to have multiple issues at the same time. Some of the most common causes of foot pain include:
- Plantar fasciitis: Ligament inflammation that causes heel pain
- Achilles tendinitis: Tendon inflammation in the back of your heel
- Fracture: Bone cracks, breaks, or displacements
- Bone spurs: Small hooked protrusions on your heel, around a joint, or under a nail
- Bursitis: Inflammation in the sacs that cushion foot joints
- Peripheral neuropathy: Nerve damage, often caused by diabetes
- Gout: Excessive uric acid levels in the big toe
- Osteoarthritis: Arthritis causing joint wear
- Bunions: Joint swelling causing a bony lump at the base of your toe
- Neuromas: Nerve tumor, usually in the ball of your foot
- Flat feet: Undeveloped or fallen foot arch
There are a number of other reasons for foot pain as well. You can have foot pain because of chronic disease, trauma, repetitive use, overuse, and for many other reasons. No matter what kind of foot pain you have, the Foot Healers team can help.
What should I do when my foot starts hurting?
First, stop whatever you’re doing and rest your foot. Prop it up with pillows so it’s elevated to heart level, and apply an ice pack wrapped in a towel to ease the pain. You can also take over-the-counter medication as a temporary pain relief measure.
Call the Foot Healers office nearest you for guidance about the next steps. The team respects their patients and understands that you need prompt care. They schedule carefully so you don’t have to wait for help.
What is the best treatment for foot pain?
Every condition has different treatments, and your Foot Healers podiatrist personalizes your care. Some of the many nonsurgical treatment options available on-site include:
- Custom orthotics
- Shockwave therapy
- Physical therapy
- Topical or oral medication
If conservative care doesn’t diminish your foot pain, or if you have a complex foot deformity, you may need foot surgery. The podiatric surgeons at Foot Healers specialize in minimally invasive surgery to reduce your downtime and discomfort during recovery.
Foot Healers offers foot pain solutions in a caring, client-first atmosphere. Call the office nearest you or click on the appointment tool for the best foot pain treatment in St. Louis now.
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