Foot Pain

Apple Podiatry Group

Podiatrists located in Arlington, TX & Irving, TX

At some point in life, roughly 75% of Americans suffer from foot problems. Since living with foot pain can affect your work and personal life, Jarna Rathod-Bhatt, DPM, and Rahul Bhatt, DPM, provide comprehensive diagnostic and treatment solutions at Apple Podiatry Group. Before living another day with foot pain, schedule an evaluation online or call the Arlington or Irving, Texas, office to schedule.

Foot Pain Q & A

Why do I have foot pain?

It’s common to experience foot pain if you have to work on your feet all day or have a strenuous workout. But foot pain isn’t something that should affect you on a regular basis. If you have sudden agonizing foot pain or suffer from foot pain for an extended period, it could be related to:

  • Arthritis, including gout
  • Fallen arches (flat feet)
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Hammertoes
  • Neuropathy
  • Heel spurs
  • Tendonitis
  • Bunions

Before your foot pain condition worsens any further, it’s important to have a thorough exam to get to the root of the issue.

Do I need to see a podiatrist for foot pain?

Ideally, you should schedule a foot-pain exam at Apple Podiatry Group as soon as your foot pain begins. The highly skilled podiatrists want to evaluate you as soon as possible if your foot pain is associated with:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Redness
  • Bruising

You also need to schedule a foot-pain exam at Apple Podiatry Group right away if you have diabetes, circulation problems, or a weakened immune system. These issues make it more difficult for you to heal from wounds and injuries.

How is foot pain treated?

Your foot-pain treatment plan from Apple Podiatry Group is designed to relieve pain as quickly as possible while helping you heal and regain strength, so you can return to your normal activities without limitations. Treating foot pain can include:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
  • Bracing, splinting, or casting
  • Padding, taping, or strapping
  • Wound debridement
  • Custom orthotics
  • Physical therapy
  • Diabetic shoes

In most cases, finding the right combination of conservative treatments helps with foot pain. But if you need surgical repairs, possibly to graft a tendon or set a broken bone, the expert practitioners at Apple Podiatry Group can help.

They have extensive experience in modern surgical techniques so you won’t have to worry about an extensive recovery period.

You can get started on foot-pain treatment at Apple Podiatry Group right away and get back to your regular activities. Book your heel-pain exam online or call your nearest location.