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Foot Pain

LaSante Health Center

Multi-Specialty Health Clinic located in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, NY

When you have foot pain, it can impact your mobility and severely impact your ability to work and play. The podiatry experts at LaSante Health Center in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens area of Brooklyn offer diagnosis and treatment for all causes of foot pain. For a consultation and evaluation, call the office in New York City or schedule an appointment online today.

Foot Pain Q & A

What is foot pain?

Foot pain refers to any discomfort associated with your toes, heels, arches, or soles of your feet. Your foot is a complex system consisting of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and muscles. 

When you have pain in one or both of your feet, it could be the result of many possible causes and could impact your ability to bear weight or move effectively. Depending on the underlying reason for your pain, it could also affect your ankle, knees, calves, hips, and back.

The podiatry specialists at LaSante Health Center have the skills to care for foot pain and injuries, offering expert surgical and non-surgical treatment and repair.

What causes foot pain?

The podiatrists have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions that may cause foot discomfort, including:

  • Arthritis, including gout
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Bunions
  • Calluses and corns
  • Hammertoe
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Toenail fungus
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Stress fracture
  • Diabetic foot pain
  • Diabetic foot ulcers 
  • Metatarsalgia, or pain in the ball of the foot
  • Morton’s neuroma, or pain similar to standing on a pebble

LaSante Health Center also treats conditions affecting the ankle, including ankle fracture, strain, and Achilles tendonitis.

What other symptoms accompany foot pain?

If your foot pain or discomfort is related to an injury or a condition that may need intervention, you may have:

  • Burning with walking
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Itchiness or dry skin
  • Low back, knee, or hip pain
  • Calf muscle tightness
  • Swelling 
  • Discolored nails or skin
  • Warm or hot skin
  • Inability to bear weight on your foot
  • Shooting pain into calves 
  • Limp or altered gait

If your foot pain impacts how you walk or prevents you from bearing weight normally, you should see the podiatry specialists at LaSante Health Center as soon as possible. Without treatment, many foot problems can progress quickly or cause irreversible damage. 

What are treatments for foot pain?

Your customized treatment plan depends on the underlying causes of your foot or ankle pain. Your podiatrist develops a plan of care based on a thorough physical assessment, diagnostic testing, health history, and mobility evaluation.

Possible treatments include:

  • Geriatric foot care
  • Diabetic ulcer care
  • Orthotics
  • Splints
  • Debridement
  • Amputation
  • Antibiotic medications
  • Steroid injections
  • Surgical repair
  • Physical therapy
  • At-home exercises

The podiatry team at LaSante Health Center provides you with attentive, integrated care until you are back on your feet. 

For a consultation regarding foot pain, call or schedule an appointment online with LaSante Health Center today.