Is foot pain affecting your ability to walk and exercise? Are you in discomfort even while resting?
Several issues can cause foot pain and affect your ability to participate in sports and even perform daily tasks.
Drs. Jason Morris and Avanti Redkar in Escondido, CA, can get to the root cause of your foot pain to restore your quality of life.
Don't Let Foot Pain Stop You From Doing the Activities You Love
Contact our Escondido practice if you have ankle or foot pain. We can determine the cause of your pain to provide treatment as quickly as possible.
Common Causes Of Foot Pain
There are many causes of ankle and foot pain. Below is a list of just a few of the conditions that could be causing your pain. Our experienced podiatrists can get to the root cause to determine the best treatment. Contact our Escondido practice to request your foot evaluation and get an accurate diagnosis.
Tendonitis is the inflammation of a tendon, a thick band that connects your muscle to your bone. Several tendons run through your foot and ankle and can be irritated or inflamed by injury, overstretching, wearing the wrong shoes, and medical conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of foot and heel pain. It occurs when your plantar fascia, the ligament that connects your heel to your toes, becomes inflamed. Typically, patients who suffer from an inflamed plantar fascia have stabbing pain in their heel first thing in the morning. The pain can subside after movement but will return after a long period of rest or standing.
Morton's neuroma occurs when the tissue around your nerves near your toes thickens. Usually, patients suffering from this condition will have stabbing or burning pain in the ball of their foot. Sometimes, switching to wider shoes or avoiding high heels can be enough to relieve the symptoms. In other cases, surgery could be necessary.
Stress fractures are small cracks in one or more bones in your foot. Repetitive movements like jumping or running cause stress fractures in the foot or ankle. However, medical conditions that cause weakened bones, like osteoporosis, can lead to stress fractures just from everyday movements. Pain is mild to start but can worsen over time.
Other Medical Conditions
Medical conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, and hallux rigidus (arthritis of the big toe) can cause foot pain. Arthritis is the inflammation of a joint and can be present anywhere on the body. The base of the big toe is one of the most common sites for arthritis in the feet—patients suffering from arthritis experience dull, aching pain that can radiate all over the foot. They can also experience joint stiffness and inflammation.
When Should I See a Doctor For My Foot Pain?
Contact Us Immediately If:
Your pain or inflammation is so severe that you can't put any weight on your foot. Contact our Escondido practice immediately if you are in too much pain to walk or stand.
Schedule a Consultation If:
Your inflammation has not improved after about a week of home care, like resting, icing, and elevating your foot. Request a consultation if your pain has lasted weeks without improvement.
Ready To Live Pain-Free? Contact Our Foot and Ankle Specialists.
Foot pain can affect your ability to work, play your favorite sport, and even walk around your home. Drs. Morris and Redkar are board-certified podiatrists who care about alleviating your pain and restoring your quality of life. With nearly 20 years of combined experience, our podiatrists can accurately diagnose the source of your pain and provide effective treatment that allows you to resume the activities and sports you love.
Contact our Escondido, CA, practice to request your consultation.
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Do I Need To See a Specialist For My Foot Pain?
Foot problems can cause a ripple effect that leads to issues with your knees, hips, and back when left untreated. Seeing a foot and ankle specialist is the best way to accurately diagnose your foot problems to ensure proper treatment and reduce your risk of future issues.
Diagnosing Your Foot Pain
Visit our Escondido practice to be evaluated by either Dr. Morris or Dr. Redkar.
Seeing a foot and ankle specialist ensures the most accurate diagnosis.
Possible Treatments For Your Foot Pain
Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (the RICE protocol) are often recommended for foot or ankle pain. Staying off your foot is the best way to promote healing. Your doctor may also prescribe over-the-counter medication to manage pain and swelling.
Physical therapy uses a customized treatment plan that involves stretching and strengthening exercises supervised by a physical therapist. Physical therapy can help prevent surgery or be a way to recover after surgery.
Surgery is recommended when conservative treatments do not alleviate pain or if your condition requires it. Our patients are always our priority, and we only recommend surgery if it is the best option for your recovery.
"For the first time in over 20 years I wake up and walk completely pain free."
"I have flat feet and have suffered from plantar fasciitis for years. I finally decided to seek help after the pain in both feet became excruciating to walk and stand. I was prescribed orthotics from a previous podiatrist and felt no relief. *Enter North County Foot & Ankle Specialists here* After meeting Dr. Avanti Redkar and complaining to her about my issues, she knew exactly what I needed. She immediately got me in for treatment and walked me through everything I would need to do to ensure I had successful long term effects. For the first time in over 20 years, I wake up and walk completely pain free. I had become so accustomed to living with the pain, I never imagined my life without it, until now. My only regret is that I didn't find Dr. Redkar sooner!"