Foot Pain Specialist

West Suburban Podiatry

Podiatric Physicians and Surgeons located in Western Springs, IL

Foot pain is a common problem that can keep you from school, work, and the activities you enjoy. If you suffer from foot pain, the foot and ankle specialists at West Suburban Podiatry in Western Springs, Illinois, can determine the cause of your symptoms and the best options for effective pain relief. To speak with a team member about your foot pain, call the office or book your appointment online today.

Foot Pain Q & A

What’s causing my foot pain?

Although most foot pain issues are short-lived and improve with at-home care, severe or persistent foot pain can have a major impact on your daily activities and overall quality of life. Some common causes of foot pain include:

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Bone spurs
  • Fractures
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Neuropathy
  • Arthritis
  • Hammertoe
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Plantar warts
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Flat feet

Your foot is a complex structure made of bones, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Your feet play an essential role in supporting your body weight and mobility. 

If you experience forefoot pain, heel pain, or any other foot pain, the specialists at West Suburban Podiatry can determine the right treatment for you. 

What causes foot pain?

A wide range of conditions causes foot pain. Although foot pain can affect anyone, certain factors can increase your risks like:

  • Age
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Certain jobs or activities

Foot problems like osteoarthritis or plantar fasciitis become more common with age. Issues like obesity can increase stress on your feet, leading to pain and dysfunction. 

Jobs that require long periods of standing or physical activities like running or playing basketball can also increase your risk of foot pain. Underlying conditions like gout or deformities can also lead to foot pain. 

How is foot pain treated?

Treatment depends on the underlying cause of your foot pain. At West Suburban Podiatry, your doctor performs a thorough assessment before recommending treatment. Your examination includes a physical as well as a discussion of your symptoms and medical history. 

In some cases, your doctor can diagnose your condition through a simple physical exam. If your doctor needs more details, they may conduct additional tests like an X-ray or MRI. 

Depending on your condition, your podiatrist may recommend several conservative non-surgical treatments like:

  • Orthotics
  • Pain medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Night splints
  • Injections
  • MLS cold laser therapy

Your doctor may combine several conservative treatments to effectively treat your foot pain. West Suburban Podiatry also offers a wide range of surgical procedures. 

The team takes an individualized approach to foot and ankle care and works with you to find the right treatment for your condition. To schedule your visit, call the office or book your appointment online today.