Madison Advanced Foot & Ankle
Foot & Ankle Surgery & Podiatry located in Madison, WI
With 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 combined tendons, ligaments, and muscles in each one of your feet, it’s no surprise that numerous issues can cause foot pain. Podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeons Colin Graney, DPM, diagnose and treat all types of foot pain at Madison Advanced Foot & Ankle in Madison, Wisconsin. If you suffer from foot pain, call or book an appointment online today.
Foot Pain Q & A
What is foot pain?
Foot pain is a common problem that can interfere with your ability to walk, work, and enjoy recreational activities. Depending on the underlying cause of your foot pain, you may experience tenderness at the top, bottom, or sides of your foot. Some types of foot pain occur only during or after certain activities, like running and jumping, while others cause constant discomfort.
Whether your foot pain is related to an injury, like a trip and fall, or it developed gradually without a specific cause, it’s important to seek treatment. Dr. Graney accurately diagnoses your foot pain and creates a personalized rehabilitation plan to get you back to your normal life as quickly as possible.
What causes foot pain?
Because of their complex structure and heavy use, your feet are prone to a plethora of problems. Dr. Graney treats the full spectrum of conditions that cause foot pain, including:
- Flat feet
- Plantar fasciitis
- Stress fractures
- Foot fractures
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Hammertoe and mallet toe
- Morton’s neuroma
- Broken toes
- Bone spurs
These problems can develop for a variety of reasons, including wearing shoes that are too small or too tight and repetitive stress from running and playing sports. Some conditions, like osteoarthritis, are more common in older adults.
How is foot pain diagnosed and treated?
Foot pain is difficult to diagnose on your own, so it’s important to seek professional care at Madison Advanced Foot & Ankle. To diagnose your condition, your provider begins by asking about your symptoms, including when they started and whether anything makes them better or worse.
They also reviews your medical history and carefully examines your foot and ankle. Depending on what he observes during the physical exam, they may take a diagnostic imaging test such as an X-ray.
Then, they create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Depending on the root cause of your foot pain, treatment may include:
- Rest or activity modification
- Physical therapy
- Icing the foot
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication
- Immobilization in a cast or brace
If your condition is severe or you continue to experience foot pain despite conservative treatments, your provider may recommend surgery.
Don’t delay seeking treatment for foot pain; call Madison Advanced Foot & Ankle or book an appointment online today.