Your feet carry you throughout all your daily activities, so foot pain can cause ceaseless misery. The skilled team of orthopaedic surgeons at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, offers a wide range of treatments for foot pain, including the Cartiva® procedure, at their state-of-the-art locations in Dallas, Plano, Weatherford, Keller, and Fort Worth, Texas. To find relief from your foot pain, call your nearest office or book an appointment online today.
FOOT PAIN Q&A
What are common causes of foot pain?
You subject your feet to a lot of pressure every day. From propelling you through movements like running to simply standing up, your feet work hard to get you where you need to go.
With such heavy use, it’s no surprise that feet, toes, and ankles are easy to injure. The expert team at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, diagnoses and treats the full spectrum of conditions that cause foot pain, including:
- Ankle sprains
- Flat feet
- Corns and calluses
- Plantar fasciitis
- Foot fractures
- Achilles tendon injuries
In addition to these conditions, arthritis is another major cause of pain and stiffness in the foot. Each one of your feet contains 33 joints, making the foot a common location for arthritis.
What is arthritis of the foot?
Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in one or more joints. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, many of which affect the foot and ankle.
The most common location for arthritis to develop in the foot is at the base of your big toe. This is called the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint. Also known as “stiff big toe,” arthritis of the MTP joint often causes a bump on the top of your foot that may resemble a bunion or callus.
The MTP joint bends with every step you take, so this type of arthritis can make walking very painful. Fortunately, the team at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, offers advanced treatments for arthritis of the MTP joint, including the Cartiva synthetic cartilage implant procedure.
What is the process for diagnosing and treating foot pain?
First, your expert physician at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, performs a comprehensive physical exam and reviews your symptoms and medical history. They may also take diagnostic imaging tests, such as an in-office X-ray or MRI.
Then, they recommend the best course of treatment for your particular condition and lifestyle demands. Depending on your unique needs, treatment for foot pain may include:
- Changing to shoes that fit properly
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
- Wearing an orthotic insole or ankle boot
If your condition is severe or doesn’t improve with conservative treatment, the team at Texas Orthopaedic Associates, may recommend surgery.
For expert care in all types of foot pain, call Texas Orthopaedic Associates, or schedule your appointment online today.
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