Foot Pain Specialist

Augusta Foot & Ankle, PC

Podiatrists located in Augusta, GA

Pain in your feet can reduce your mobility and negatively affect your quality of life. The skilled team at Augusta Foot & Ankle, PC in Evans, Georgia offers state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatments for a wide range of foot problems. If you’re experiencing foot pain and are searching for solutions, call or schedule online with Augusta Foot & Ankle to learn more about how they can reduce your foot pain symptoms and restore your mobility today.

Foot Pain

What is foot pain?

Your foot is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments, as well as nerves, blood vessels, and lymphatics. When you have pain in your feet, it’s because of damage, inflammation, or injury to any of these structures in your foot.

While the symptoms of foot pain depend on its cause, they can often include:

  • Joint tenderness
  • Swelling or redness
  • Bruising
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Weakness or instability

What causes foot pain?

Though many people think they have to put up with foot pain, it’s not normal for your feet to hurt. Several factors can cause foot pain, including injuries, diseases, improper footwear, and your body’s particular mechanics.

Some of the foot conditions that can lead to pain include:

  • Plantar fasciitis: inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament
  • Ingrown toenails: your toenail growing into your skin
  • Bunions: deformity of the joint at the base of your big toe
  • Tendonitis: irritation or thickening of tendons near joints
  • Sprains: tears, strains, or damage to ligaments
  • Peripheral neuropathy: damage to nerves in your peripheral nervous system
  • Plantar warts: hard growths on the soles of your feet
  • Flat feet: poor arch support
  • Arthritis: inflammation of the foot or ankle joints

Your doctor at Augusta Foot & Ankle, PC can identify the cause of your foot pain and recommend an effective treatment plan to relieve your symptoms.

How is foot pain treated?

Identifying the cause of foot pain at Augusta Foot & Ankle, PC begins with a physical examination that includes your medical history. Depending on your pain, your doctor might request digital imaging testing to examine the structure of your feet. These could include:

  • X-rays or CT scans to evaluate the bones and joints in your feet
  • MRIs to closely examine soft and hard tissues
  • Ultrasounds to review tendons and soft tissue for damage

Augusta Foot & Ankle offers advanced solutions for a variety of foot conditions. Treatments may include:

  • Custom orthotics designed to relieve foot pain
  • Physical therapy or exercises to stretch and strengthen muscles, ligaments, and tendons
  • Medications or cortisone injections to relieve pain
  • Minimally invasive procedures like amniotic membrane stem cell injections
  • Tenex Health TX® ultrasonic energy to target and remove damaged tissue
  • MLS® Laser therapy for chronic and acute pain

If surgery is required to fix the damage, eliminate growths, or repair structures, most procedures can be performed in an outpatient setting using IV sedation and local anesthesia.

Additional treatments are available depending on your diagnosis. To relieve your foot pain today, call Augusta Foot & Ankle for more information, or schedule an appointment online.