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Foot Pain

Advanced Foot & Ankle Center -  - Podiatry

Advanced Foot & Ankle Center

Podiatry & Diabetic Wound Care Specialists located across Utah

If you regularly experience foot pain and it doesn’t respond to at-home treatments like ice and rest, it’s important to seek professional help. At Advanced Foot & Ankle Center, the experienced podiatrists specialize in diagnosing and treating all types of foot pain. To make an appointment at the practice in Salt Lake City, West Jordan, Park City, Heber City, Bountiful, Provo, St. George, and South Ogden, Utah, call the nearest office or click the online booking feature today.

Foot Pain Q & A

What is foot pain?

Foot pain is discomfort that occurs in any part of your foot, like the ball, heel, or arch. Almost everyone experiences foot pain on occasion, but it typically isn’t something to worry about. 

There are dozens of bones, joints, and soft tissues in your feet that are susceptible to wear-and-tear, disease, or injury.

If you experience foot pain that doesn’t respond to over-the-counter medication, or your symptoms get worse and interfere with your daily routine, make an appointment at Advanced Foot & Ankle Center.  

 What causes foot pain?

Advanced Foot & Ankle Center treats various causes of foot pain, including:

  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Bunions
  • Charcot foot
  • Diabetic feet
  • Flat feet
  • Foot fungus
  • Foot ulcers
  • Gout 
  • Hammertoe
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Neuroma
  • Neuropathy
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Plantar warts
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Sprained ankle

You might also experience foot pain as the result of a sports injury, like a strain or a ruptured tendon.

How is foot pain diagnosed?

To diagnose foot pain, your  Advanced Foot & Ankle Center provider reviews your health history and asks about your symptoms, including when they first started and if specific activities, like exercise or standing for extended periods, make them worse.

Next, your provider examines your feet and ankles. They gently press on the heels and balls of your feet to pinpoint areas of swelling and sensitivity. Your provider also assesses your strength, reflexes, and range of motion. They might also order X-rays or an MRI to rule out fractures or soft tissue injuries.

After determining the cause of your pain, your provider develops a custom treatment plan that reduces your discomfort and encourages your body’s healing process. 

How is foot pain treated?

Treatment of foot pain depends on several factors, including your age, the severity of your symptoms, and their effect on your mobility. Advanced Foot & Ankle Center typically recommends conservative treatments like:

  • Custom orthotics
  • Physical therapy
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Wearing comfortable shoes
  • Resting and icing your feet
  • Taking over-the-counter medication

If your symptoms persist or get worse, you might benefit from surgery. Advanced Foot & Ankle Center regularly performs foot and ankle surgery using minimally invasive techniques. These techniques allow for less bleeding, fewer complications, and quicker recovery times.

To receive treatment for foot pain, make an appointment at Advanced Foot & Ankle Center by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking feature today.