Common foot conditions that can cause pain

istock 472398158 Your feet get you through each day, but when pain and discomfort develop, it can impact your activities. If you are dealing with foot pain, it is always best to work with a professional to get a proper diagnosis of the cause and to speak to a medical team about proper treatment to relieve the issue.

Below are some of the more common conditions seen at Orthopedic Associates of Long Island that can result in pain and discomfort in the feet: 

  • Heel spurs
  • Bunions
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Foot fractures/sprains
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Hammer toes
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Diabetic foot pain
  • Corns

Some of these conditions can be addressed with shoe inserts, bandages, and rest, while others may require more extensive procedures to repair. For example, bunions, which cause the joint of the big toe to turn inward, can be mild to severe. Mild bunions might be addressed sufficiently with wearing wider shoes, while more severe bunions can cause pain across the foot when walking and may require surgical intervention to resolve. During an evaluation with our team, patients will determine the cause of their pain and discuss treatments. 

How is foot pain addressed? 

The treatment option best for a patient is decided on the cause of the foot pain and the severity. Below are just a few of the more common ways certain foot issues are improved: 

  • Physical therapy
  • Injections
  • Rest
  • Properly fitted shoes
  • Stretching
  • Periodic ice and heat
  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • Removal (for corns, etc.)
  • Orthotic aids
  • Surgery

Are you in need of an orthopedic professional? 

Patients struggling with foot pain will want to work with a medical provider to get a proper diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. If you are dealing with foot pain that is impacting your daily activities and overall quality of life, it is time to meet with the team at Orthopedic Associates of Long Island. We have seven office locations throughout the area and can be reached at (631) 689-6698 to schedule an appointment any one of them. We accept new patients and welcome you to our practice for the care and attention you need! 

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