Foot Pain

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Institute

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons located in Henderson, NV

Foot pain can affect your daily routine and the activities you enjoy. If you have foot pain, Dr. Priya Samant, at Orthopedic Foot & Ankle in Henderson, Nevada, can determine the cause of your symptoms and provide effective treatment options to give you relief. Call or book an appointment online today.

Why do I have foot pain?

Your feet are a complex part of your body, made up of bones, muscles, tendons, and soft tissues. They provide a strong foundation that supports your body weight and mobility.

Knowing the underlying cause of your foot pain can answer the best way to treat your condition. In many cases, your foot pain might be short-lived with at-home care involving rest, icing your targeted areas, and swapping out your footwear for more proper support. 

If you have severe pain, it could significantly impact your daily routine and overall quality of life. 

Foot pain might be a sign of:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Nerve compression
  • Neuropathy
  • Gout
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Plantar warts
  • Stress fractures
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Ankle sprain
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Flat feet
  • Bone spurs

You can also experience foot pain due to bunions, hammertoes, mallet toes, and other issues. 

What causes foot pain?

A wide range of conditions causes foot pain. Though foot pain can affect anyone for various reasons, certain factors can play a significant role in its development, including:

  • Age
  • Weight challenges
  • Diabetes
  • Vocation
  • Certain activities

You become more susceptible to issues like osteoarthritis and plantar fasciitis as you get older. If you’re overweight, the added pressure on your feet can put you at risk for foot pain. 

When you see Dr. Samant for your evaluation, she asks questions to determine if your lifestyle has contributing factors that might cause your foot pain.

How is foot pain treated?

If your pain goes untreated, it can continue to worsen. That’s why Dr. Samant needs to evaluate the condition of your foot. Once you have a proper diagnosis, she may recommend:

  • Physical therapy
  • Cortisone shots
  • Customized orthotic inserts
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

You may need foot surgery with our Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Dr. Roman Sibel to correct severe injuries or conditions. You can rely on Dr. Samant’s expertise and experience to offer the best solution possible. She also monitors your recovery closely to ensure a successful outcome.

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Institute offers comprehensive diagnostic and state-of-the-art treatment solutions for your foot pain. Book an exam with our foot doctor using the online scheduling tool or call the friendly office staff today.