Get Relief From Your Pain
Let’s face it, sometimes your feet hurt. Once in a while, the foot pain abates without treatment, but more often it continues or you experience flare-ups. Ignore these at your peril. When your feet continue to hurt it may indicate an underlying problem that could seriously escalate if you do nothing. Please contact us for a proper evaluation of your foot pain in Bethesda, Potomac, Chevy Chase, MD, and Springfield, Annandale, and Alexandria, VA.
Causes of Foot Pain
Foot pain and deformities can be caused by improper shoes, genetic abnormalities, or simply aging. Some of the most common problems that cause foot pain include:
- Arthritis in the small joints in the front of your foot (known as metatarsophalangeal joints). Arthritis in these joints leads to inflammation and can dislocate the joint, causing pain.
- Bunions – this is a bony bump that forms at the base of the big toe as a result of "hallux valgus." Hallux valgus causes deformity in the big toe joint as it bends towards the other toes. This is also the cause of hammertoes, which is when the smaller toes bend upward and become stuck in a claw-like position.
- Plantar fasciitis – inflammation of the muscle that connects the heel to the ball of the foot. This condition presents with pain in the arch of the foot upon waking and is usually relieved with foot exercises, pain medication, and rest. However, in some cases, surgery may be necessary.
Do I Need Surgery?
We take every measure possible to treat your foot pain without surgical intervention. However, if more conservative options do not resolve your pain, the following options may be recommended:
- Metatarsal foot surgery can be performed on arthritic joints, depending on the severity of the injury. Our podiatrist will help determine if this is the right option for you.
- Bunion surgery may include an osteotomy – a surgery to straighten the big toe and metatarsals. This gets rid of the bunion bump and relieves associated discomfort.
- Plantar fasciitis generally does not require surgery. If your case of plantar fasciitis becomes severe, we release the plantar fascia from the heel bone with a simple surgery.
If you are suffering from foot pain or have experienced an injury, contact our friendly office today. We can help get you back on your feet!
Contact Us for Treatment for Foot Pain in Bethesda, Potomac, Chevy Chase, MD & Springfield, Annandale & Alexandria, VA
To experience our 5-star-rated podiatric care, schedule your New Patient Consultation today by calling (301) 656-6055 to reach our Bethesda, MD, office or (703) 451-2977 to reach our Springfield, VA, office. You may also click here for our convenient online form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Discuss Your Goals
- Complete Exam & Diagnosis
- Discuss Your Options
During your appointment, we will take the time to answer all your questions about our advanced treatments and technology, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!