Foot Pain

Your foot consists of a network of bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. While your foot has the strength to bare the weight of your body, the foot can still be susceptible to injury and pain.

Foot pain can range from your toes to your Achilles tendon at the back of your heel and a wide variety of conditions can cause foot pain.

Mild foot pain often responds well to home treatments but can take time to feel better again. If you are experiencing severe foot pain, especially after an injury, then visiting a pain management specialist may be necessary. A pain management specialist can listen to your symptoms, examine the injured area, and diagnose the condition causing your foot pain.

What causes foot pain?

Some common causes of foot pain include:

    When should I see a doctor for my foot pain?

    Seek immediate help for your foot pain if:

    • The injured foot has severe pain, swelling, or discoloration
    • The injured foot has an open wound or a wound that is oozing pus
    • The injured foot shows signs of infection: Redness, warmth, and tenderness in the affected area or you have a fever over 100 F (37.8 C)
    • You cannot walk or put pressure on your injured foot
    • You have diabetes and have any wound that will not heal or appears red, swollen, and/or warm to the touch

    Schedule an appointment with a pain management specialist if:

    • Have persistent swelling that doesn’t improve at all after 2-5 days of home treatment
    • Have persistent pain that doesn’t improve after several weeks
    • You feel burning pain, numbness, or tingling, (pins and needles) particularly involving most/all of the bottom of your foot

    When self-care can heal your foot injury:

    Most minor foot injuries can heal with some at-home care. The RICE method tends to be the go-to way to take care of minor injuries.

    R-Rest the injured foot as much as possible.

    I-Ice the injured foot for 15-20 minutes several times a day. This can help reduce pain, inflammation, and muscle spasming/cramping in the injured area.

    C-Compression: Wrap the injured foot with an elastic band. Compression wrapping will help reduce swelling and improve blood flow to the injured area.

    E-Elevate the injured foot. Elevation helps lower pressure in local blood vessels and limit any possible bleeding. Elevation also increases the drainage of the inflammatory exudate through the lymph vessels.


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    Epidural Steroid Injections

    Steroidal medication injected into a painful joint space can help soothe pain in arthritic joints. Injecting corticosteroids into an arthritic joint will not provide permanent relief on its own,  it can dramatically reduce inflammation and pain. The effects can last anywhere between 1 week to 1 year. Injections for joint pain are usually one of the steps taken before resorting to surgery. In some patients, steroid injections can reduce pain to the point where patients are able to participate in Physical Therapy, which in turn can strengthen the surrounding muscles and eliminate the need for further treatment. There are treatments available, non-surgical, and not steroid injection, that are regenerative and solutions to keep you away from surgery. schedule an appointment and ask our providers how we can help.

    Physical Therapy

    Physical therapists diagnose and treat patients with medical problems or injuries that limit their ability to take part in their daily lives. Patients will usually see a physical therapist after a referral by their primary physician. Physical therapists work with patients who have experienced an injury or disease that has affected their movement and range of motion.

    At Nextgen Pain & Injury Clinic, our team of licensed physical therapists and rehabilitation experts will focus on your total health and wellness. Regardless of the cause or source of your pain, we will develop a treatment plan with your unique issues in mind.

    Our treatment philosophy emphasizes evidence-based manual and therapeutic exercise techniques that are tailored toward efficiently returning patients, athletes, and employees to their pre-injury status. We treat orthopedic and sports injuries, provide spinal rehabilitation, post-surgical rehabilitation, and industrial rehabilitation. Personalized physical therapy is used to treat a variety of conditions.

    • Chronic and acute medical problems
    • Knee pain
    • Back pain
    • Leg Pain
    • Ankle pain
    • Sports injuries
    • Musculoskeletal injuries
    • Chronic medical problems
    • Neurological conditions such as spinal cord injuries


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