The foot is composed of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. When any of these components become injured or inflamed, it can lead to foot pain. Some of the most common causes of foot pain include:
In some cases, patients may also experience foot pain because of a problem with the ankle or heel, such as arthritis or a fracture.
Dr. Nickson understands that foot pain can have a variety of different causes. When a patient comes in complaining of foot pain, Dr. Nickson begins by examining the patient’s foot, heel, and ankle carefully. He will also ask questions about the patient’s medical history and symptoms so that he can determine the cause of the pain. In some cases, Dr. Nickson will order tests to visualize the tissues inside the foot so that he can confirm a specific diagnosis or rule out other possibilities.
Dr. Nickson will develop a treatment plan for foot pain based on the cause of the pain, the severity of the underlying condition, and the patient’s preferences. Depending on the specifics, some of the treatment options for foot pain may include:
Dr. Nickson offers minimally-invasive surgery to patients with foot pain. This option can effectively correct the issue with less pain and downtime. Patients with foot pain should discuss all of their treatment options with Dr. Nickson before making a decision.
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