Foot Pain

Sameer Syed, MD, MPH -  - Pain Management

Pain Treatment Institute

Sameer Syed, MD, MPH

Pain Management located in Plano, TX & Sherman, TX

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.

Foot Pain Q & A

What is foot pain?

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:

  • Dull or aching foot pain
  • Sudden sharp pain
  • Cracking or popping sounds during an injury
  • Burning pain
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Swelling or redness

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.

What causes foot pain?

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:

  • Bone spurs
  • Broken bones
  • Bunions
  • Flat feet
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Gout
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Plantar fasciitis

Even mild foot pain can be debilitating, which is why seeking treatment for discomfort right away at Pain Treatment Institute is crucial.

When should I see a doctor?

If you experience severe or long-lasting foot pain, check in with Dr. Syed. The following symptoms warrant a trip to Pain Treatment Institute:

  • Inability to place weight on your foot
  • Open wounds that ooze pus
  • Severe swelling or pain
  • Infection, tenderness, redness, warmth, or a fever over 100 degrees Fahrenheit

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.

What is the treatment for foot pain?

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:

Injections

Fluoroscopic and ultrasound-guided injections at strategic points in your feet can relieve pain, lubricate joints, and enhance healing.

At-home care

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

Physical therapy exercises help strengthen your feet, improve flexibility and mobility, and can ease foot pain over time.

Medications

Topical pain relief creams and oral pain medications help relieve foot pain that doesn’t go away with other treatments.

Surgery

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.