Foot And Ankle Pain

Foot And Ankle Pain offered in Montebello and Duarte, CA

Foot And Ankle Pain

Foot and ankle pain is a common problem among patients of all ages, but you don’t have to live with it. At West Beverly Podiatry Group in Montebello and Duarte, California, Michael Vega, DPM, Johnny Huang, DPM, and their skilled team offer conservative and surgical options for common foot and ankle issues to restore mobility in patients of all ages. Call the nearest office to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking feature today.

Foot And Ankle Pain Q&A

What is foot and ankle pain?

Foot and ankle pain is an uncomfortable feeling resulting from a disease, age-related wear, or an injury. Finding its root cause and determining the most appropriate treatment is vital to make you feel more comfortable and heal properly. 

The West Beverly Podiatry Group experts are highly trained in treating an array of foot and ankle problems with many years of experience. 

What does foot and ankle pain feel like?

Foot and ankle pain may present as:

  • Dull ache
  • Numbness
  • Tingling 
  • Shooting pain
  • Sharp discomfort
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Warmth
  • Burning pain

The discomfort could result because of damage in your bones, tendons, ligaments, muscles, or other soft tissues. The West Beverly Podiatry Group team pinpoints the cause of your pain to tailor a treatment plan that is best suited for your personalized needs.

What are the risk factors for foot and ankle pain?

Numerous conditions can cause foot and ankle pain, including:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Fractures
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Foot and ankle arthritis
  • Gout
  • Osteoporosis
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe
  • Flat feet
  • High arches
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Diabetes foot problems
  • Large or nonhealing wounds

Multiple factors may contribute to foot and ankle discomfort. If the pain is severe or persistent, see the West Beverly Podiatry Group experts for an evaluation.

What is the cause of my foot and ankle pain?

Your West Beverly Podiatry Group provider determines what’s causing the discomfort after discussing your medical history, medications, symptoms, and lifestyle. They examine your feet and ankles to look for potential problems and may ask you to walk around or move your feet into specific positions.

Your podiatrist might order blood tests, nerve testing, X-rays, or other imaging procedures to make a final diagnosis and create a customized treatment plan.

How is foot and ankle pain treated?

The West Beverly Podiatry Group team may recommend one or more of the following treatments for foot and ankle pain:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Bracing, casting, or a walking boot
  • Night splints
  • Custom orthotics
  • Physical therapy
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Shockwave therapy 
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • BioFreeze®
  • Laser therapy
  • CBD products
  • Surgery

Often, as a last resort, the West Beverly Podiatry Group specialists offer foot and ankle surgery for severe injuries and significant tissue degeneration when other treatments haven’t worked. 

After surgery, you might undergo physical therapy to maximize healing and reduce the risk of reinjury. 

Schedule an appointment at West Beverly Podiatry Group by phone or request one online today to find relief from foot and ankle pain.