Foot Pain

Colorado Clinic

Chronic Pain & Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Colorado Springs, CO & Loveland, CO

Your feet support your entire weight whenever you stand or move about, which places them under a great deal of pressure. If you develop foot pain affecting your mobility, Colorado Clinic can help. At the practice’s offices in Colorado Springs, Loveland, and Greeley, Colorado, the experienced physicians offer both conservative options and advanced interventions to tackle the cause of your foot pain. To find out how they can help relieve your foot pain, call Colorado Clinic or book an appointment online today.

Foot Pain Q & A

What might cause foot pain?

Foot pain is often due to standing, walking, or running too long, especially in unsuitable or unsupportive shoes or sneakers. Poor footwear choices like high heels, pointed toes, and flat pumps can often cause foot pain and may contribute to chronic foot problems. Obesity also puts excessive strain on your feet.

Some conditions that frequently cause foot pain include:

Flat feet

People with flat feet, a condition also called flatfoot, don’t have a normal foot arch, which causes misalignment in the ankles and legs and creates pressure points on the feet.

Arthritis

Common types of arthritis like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can affect the feet and toes. However, one of the most common forms of arthritis in the feet is gout — a buildup of uric acid crystals that typically occurs in the big toe joints.

Bursitis

Bursitis is inflammation of the sacs filled with fluid cushioning your joints.

Achilles tendon injuries

The Achilles tendon (at the back of your ankle) may get inflamed from overuse (Achilles tendonitis). Or it could rupture or tear when playing sports.

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis — inflammation of the connective tissue running along the bottom of your foot — is the leading cause of heel pain.

Bunions

Bunions are bony protrusions that typically develop on the side of your big toe.

You could also have acute foot pain if you fracture one or more of the many small bones in your foot.

What should I do about foot pain?

Reasonably mild foot pain might resolve with home treatments. Resting your foot, applying ice and heat, and using anti-inflammatory medications can all help the pain go away. You also need to change your footwear, so it’s well-fitting and supportive.

If your foot pain doesn’t improve, you can count on an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment at Colorado Clinic. Many conditions are likely to worsen or heal poorly if left untreated, so it’s best to seek medical advice sooner rather than later.

What treatments are available for foot pain?

The treatment your provider at Colorado Clinic recommends depends on what’s causing your foot pain. A severe fracture might require surgery, but foot problems generally respond well to less invasive options. These include:

  • Toe or foot padding or strapping
  • Splints or walking boots
  • Custom orthotics (shoe inserts)
  • Steroid injections

Colorado Clinic also specializes in using biologic treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to promote healing and reduce foot pain.

These treatments relieve your foot pain and address its underlying causes without the need for surgery in most patients.

For expert relief of your foot pain, call Colorado Clinic today or book an appointment online.