Top 9 Reasons We Treat Foot Pain

Best Foot Doctor in New York City (NYC) treats hundreds of patients every month at our Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn locations. Many of our patients come to see us for common foot pain and our experienced staff is fully equipped to help. Here are some of the common types of foot pain we treat.

  • Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis causes painful inflammation in the tendons of the foot. Often pain presents first thing in the morning or after you have been sitting for an extended time. Pain often feels like stabbing or shooting pain and may present for a short time or be an ongoing throbbing sensation.

  • Heel Pain

There are many causes for heel pain, including Achilles tendonitis, bursitis, or plantar fasciitis. Heels may also be injured during activity if you do not stretch properly beforehand. Most heel pain is treatable but surgery may be required for serious cases.

  • Calluses

Calluses are hardened skin buildup on joints or areas where the foot makes frequent contact with shoes. The constant rubbing causes calluses which, if left untreated, can form cracks and lead to infections.

  • Corns

Corns are similar to calluses but have some unique differences. They tend to be focused in one specific location and may also present with inflamed skin around them. Corns should be treated once they are recognized to prevent further inflammation or cracked skin.

  • Bunions

One of the most common reasons individuals visit our clinics is for the treatment of bunions. Bunions occur when the big toe is cramped or stressed and bends out at the joint. Bunions can be very painful and generally do not correct themselves without treatment. Many of our patients find relief with improvements in footwear or braces, but for advanced cases, surgery may be required.

  • Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails are generally preventable, but many people do not understand the necessity of caring for toenails correctly. We often help patients curb ingrown toenails by showing them the proper way to trim them. Some individuals are genetically predisposed to get ingrown toenails and may visit our offices for help with pain relief and treatment.

  • Achilles Tendonitis

Many people hear of the Achilles (a muscle in the heel) when an athlete tears or severely strains this ligament, but Achilles tendonitis affects many people in daily activities. Achilles tendonitis refers to an inflammation in the heel that can cause severe pain. If the pain and inflammation are extreme, you may find yourself unable to raise or lower your foot, preventing you from walking or participating in activities.

  • Neuromas

When a small cyst develops in the ball of the foot, it may feel like you are stepping on a marble when walking. This is generally a neuroma or Morton’s neuroma, and we see this condition often. The pain from neuromas may prevent you from walking if it becomes too intense.

  • Athlete’s Foot and Toenail Fungus

These two foot conditions are caused by a virus that is often communicated in public areas like pools, locker rooms, and showers. You can prevent yourself from contracting this troublesome virus by wearing shoes in public places and keeping your feet clean and dry. 

How to Find a Foot Doctor for Common Foot Pain in New York City

If you are in New York City (NYC) looking for a foot doctor to treat your foot pain, Best Foot Doctor has locations in Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. Our staff has a wealth of experience in common foot ailments

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