Whether from an injury or arthritis, foot pain can limit your movement and mobility. Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care in White Plains, New York, offers high-quality podiatry services to diagnose and treat foot pain. If your foot pain keeps you from your active lifestyle, the team at Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care can help. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today. Telemedicine appointments are available.
Foot Pain Q & A
Foot pain refers to any discomfort that affects any part of your foot. Your feet are complex body parts with bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that all work together to support your body weight during locomotion.
The structure and function of your feet make them susceptible to conditions that cause pain.
Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care is a full-service practice with a team of health professionals that manage a wide range of health needs. The team includes podiatrists who specialize in diagnosing and treating foot pain.
You can develop foot pain from an acute injury, overuse, or an underlying health condition. Common causes of foot pain include:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendonitis
- Sprains and strains
- Morton’s neuroma
- Corns and calluses
- Plantar warts
- Ingrown toenail
People with diabetes may develop foot pain from nerve damage, also known as neuropathy, in the feet. Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care provides expert diabetic foot care to prevent and manage foot problems in people with diabetes.
When you visit Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care with concerns about foot pain, your podiatrist conducts a comprehensive exam to find the underlying cause of your discomfort.
They ask detailed questions about your symptoms, including the type of pain you feel, the location of your pain, and activities that make it worse or better. They review your medical history and examine your feet.
Your podiatrist may request imaging tests, such as an X-ray, to confirm or rule out a diagnosis that might explain the cause of your foot pain.
Treatment for your foot pain depends on your diagnosis. Your podiatrist at Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care customizes your care plan so you get relief from your pain and back to your active lifestyle as safely and quickly as possible.
Treatment for foot pain may include:
- Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
- Over-the-counter pain medication
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Bracing or splinting
- Physical therapy
- Orthotics or foot padding
- Change in footwear
Your podiatrist may perform in-office procedures to treat certain foot pain problems, such as removal of plantar warts.
When conservative care fails to provide relief from your foot pain or you have a progressive foot condition like a bunion, your podiatrist may talk to you about surgical treatment options.
Don’t let your foot pain keep you from doing what you love. Call Formé Medical Center and Urgent Care or schedule your podiatry consultation online today.