Foot pain is a prevalent issue with many possible causes. At North Point Orthopaedics, with offices in Munster and Crown Point, Indiana, the group of leading medical professionals can diagnose and treat all types of foot pain. With a broad range of advanced medical solutions on-site, the skilled professionals can help you get back on your feet fast. Book your appointment through online scheduling or call the office nearest to you for help now.

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What causes foot pain?

Foot pain can occur in any part of your foot, and there are a wide range of causes. Some of the most common include:

  • Flat feet: Lack of foot arches or collapsed arches
  • Bone spurs: Sharp bony growths on the heel, in the toes, or other parts of the foot
  • Bunions: Bony protrusions from the joint at the base of the big toe
  • Hammertoes: Second, third, or fourth toe in a permanently bent position
  • Diabetic foot problems like peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage)
  • Ingrown toenails: Toenail (usually a big toenail) growing under the nearby skin
  • Plantar fasciitis: Tissue damage between your heel and toes, causing heel pain
  • Osteoarthritis: Cartilage breakdown in joints
  • Gout: Uric acid crystals inside joints
  • Plantar warts: Warts on the bottoms of the feet
  • Tendonitis: Tendon inflammation anywhere in your foot
  • Fractures: Broken foot bones
  • Corns and calluses: Dead skin growths that often appear on toes or soles of feet

Depending on the location of your damage or injury, foot pain can sometimes occur alongside ankle pain.

When do I need help with foot pain?

You need help for foot pain if the pain disrupts your lifestyle or makes any of your normal activities difficult. For example, if you’re limping, occasionally yelp in pain when you put pressure on your foot, or feel afraid to move your foot very much, it’s time to get to the bottom of the issue and seek help.

If you’re in an accident and sustain any kind of foot injury, you need to schedule an appointment now. Injuries that aren’t treated right away often get worse before they get better.

By seeing an expert provider at North Point Orthopaedics, you can take care of both chronic and sudden foot pain and return to your normal activities as soon as possible.

How is foot pain treated?

Your North Point Orthopaedics provider can recommend a foot pain relief plan for your specific situation. The expert providers offer both immediate foot pain relief and correction of the underlying issues involved in your pain.

Rest, physical therapy, activity modifications, and medication are all effective conservative options for foot pain relief.

If you have severe soft tissue damage, your provider may use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to help you regrow damaged tissue. Or, they may perform a simple in-office procedure to remove painful growths like corns, calluses, and plantar warts.

For more complicated bone and tissue damage in the foot, you could need a minimally invasive surgical procedure. Many minimally invasive foot surgeries involve arthroscopy, an approach that uses tiny incisions and miniature surgical equipment and cameras to correct issues with minimal tissue disruption.

North Point Orthopaedics offers advanced solutions for foot pain, so call the office nearest to you or book your appointment using the online scheduler now.