Foot and Ankle Pain

Find Relief from Foot and Ankle Pain with Treatments at Houston Physicians’ Hospital

According to research, nearly 8 in 10 U.S. adults have suffered from throbbing foot pain in their lifetime. While most people tend to dismiss foot aches as a transient condition, research further indicates that approximately 83% of sufferers develop chronic foot pain.

This is mostly caused by leaving the condition unattended and resorting to makeshift home remedies that may provide temporary relief, yet fail to correct the underlying damage.

Foot pain generally causes discomfort in the toes, heels, soles, and arches. If left undiagnosed and untreated, it may develop into a chronic condition that causes sharp pain and restricts mobility. While the pain commonly occurs at intervals, it gradually increases in frequency and causes unremitting soreness and stiffness that may render the individual immobile. Over time, chronic foot pain shifts from one focal area to multiple points.

Common Causes of Foot Pain

  • Bone spurs
  • Wearing ill-fitting shoes for long durations
  • Sports injury
  • Broken toe
  • Calluses
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tumors

People with an unhealthy body mass index (BMI) are more prone to suffering from chronic foot pain. Aging, excessive smoking, and diabetes may also exacerbate the condition and healing process, making it necessary to immediate medical attention. We recommend consulting an expert podiatrist for pain, swelling, redness, tenderness that restricts your mobility.

Types of Foot Pain

Chronic foot pain may be localized or spread over multiple points including toes, heels, soles, and arches. This aspect makes it hard for patients to determine the type of foot disorder without a professional diagnosis.

Common types of foot pain diagnosed by podiatrists include:

  • Plantar fasciitis (inflammation and pain at the bottom of the foot)
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Blisters
  • Metatarsalgia (throbbing and aching sensation in the ball of the foot)
  • Gout
  • Bunion
  • Neuropathy (nerve damage in the feet)
  • Hallux rigidus (pain and stiffness in the big toe)
  • Sesamoiditis (injured and painful tendons)
  • Tendinitis (inflamed tendons)

Treatments for Foot Pain/Disorders at Houston Physicians’ Hospital

Our team of highly-skilled podiatrists is equipped with the medical expertise, cutting-edge technology, and experience required to effectively diagnose and treat mild to severe foot disorders.

We use medication, physical therapy, and surgery to correct underlying causes which can provide long-term relief from chronic foot pain. In addition, we may recommend physical therapy which may include certain exercises to help build muscle strength and flexibility helping patients gain mobility, flexibility, and strength in their feet.

Visit our website to find a podiatrist in Southeast Texas who can treat your foot pain and disorder. They also serve neighboring areas including South Houston, Clear Lake, League City, Galveston, and Webster.