Foot pain can severely restrict your mobility and lead to health complications associated with a sedentary lifestyle. Don’t let foot pain prevent you from staying active. Board-certified pain management physician Sameer Syed, MD, MPH, treats the root cause of pain at Pain Treatment Institute in Plano and Sherman, Texas, so you can get back on your feet quickly. Call to learn more about innovative foot pain treatments or schedule an appointment online today.
Feet are some of the most active areas of the human body, as they carry you from place to place all throughout the day. The foot is a complex, intricate network of tendons, bones, muscles, and ligaments.
Foot pain can occur in any part of the foot, such as your Achilles tendon, heel, and even your toes. It’s a type of discomfort that can severely throw off your day-to-day routine and prevent you from staying active. You might experience:
Sometimes foot pain from an injury goes away on its own over time, but in other cases, it increases in severity and requires medical intervention from Dr. Syed.
The foot is a common place to experience pain because of the weight it holds and the functions it performs on a day-to-day basis. Often, pain occurs from overuse, injuries, or inflammation in bones, ligaments, or tendons. Acute or chronic (long-lasting) foot pain might result from various conditions, such as:
Even mild foot pain can be debilitating, which is why seeking treatment for discomfort right away at Pain Treatment Institute is crucial.
If you experience severe or long-lasting foot pain, check in with Dr. Syed. The following symptoms warrant a trip to Pain Treatment Institute:
Dr. Syed uses innovative techniques to diagnose and treat foot pain and get you back on your feet. He reviews your symptoms and medical history, completes a comprehensive physical exam, and might also have you complete strength tests and recommend a CT scan, MRI, or X-ray.
Your customized treatment plan from Pain Treatment Institute for foot pain is based on what’s causing symptoms and the severity of your pain. Dr. Syed might recommend:
Fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided injections at strategic points in your feet can relieve pain, lubricate joints, and enhance healing.
Simple at-home care for foot pain relief includes ice or heat treatment, rest, compression, elevation, and wearing special shoes or a brace.
Physical therapy exercises help strengthen your feet, improve flexibility and mobility, and can ease foot pain over time.
Topical pain relief creams and oral pain medications help relieve foot pain that doesn’t go away with other treatments.
In certain instances, foot surgery is the best option to ease chronic foot pain and restore your foot’s structure, function, and mobility.
Talk to Dr. Syed about your options. Don’t let foot pain prevent you from staying active and enjoying life. Call Pain Treatment Institute for an evaluation today or use the online scheduler.