Foot Pain Specialist

Sarasota Foot Care Center

Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Sarasota, FL

Your feet endure a lot of stress every time you stand, walk, run, climb, or jump, which makes them susceptible to injury and pain. Foot pain may develop from many causes, and the podiatry team at Sarasota Foot Care Center in Sarasota, Florida, recommends you schedule an evaluation to find the cause and get the right treatment. Ignoring your foot pain may lead to additional injuries that prolong your recovery. To schedule your foot pain evaluation, contact the office in Sarasota North or Gulf Gate Sarasota by phone or book online today.

Foot Pain Q & A

What causes foot pain?

Your feet are a very complex body part consisting of 26 bones held together by joints, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. You may develop foot pain from an injury, overuse, or underlying health issue that affects the structure or function of your foot.

Common causes of foot pain include:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Flat feet
  • Fractures
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Corns and calluses
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Arthritis
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Neuropathy
  • Bone spurs
  • Tendinitis
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Foot pain affects all ages, including children and teens. 

What causes foot pain in teens?

Foot pain in teens is common and may develop from an injury or an underlying foot condition such as flat feet. 

However, because teens are still growing, foot conditions that cause pain require proper care to ensure normal growth of the foot and prevention of chronic foot problems.

If your teen has foot pain, the team at Sarasota Foot Care Center can help. They’re very comfortable taking care of kids and setting them up for success in sports or simply enjoying life. 

What happens during a foot pain evaluation?

When you visit Sarasota Foot Care Center for a foot pain evaluation, you can expect an in-depth exam. The team takes a holistic approach to care and focuses on your whole health, not just your foot.

During the visit, your provider asks detailed questions about your foot pain, including when it started, the type of pain you feel, and the activities that may worsen your pain.

They review your medical history, conduct a physical, and examine the structure and function of your feet. To better understand the cause of your foot pain, your provider may run onsite digital X-rays or a diagnostic ultrasound. 

Your podiatrist may also perform a gait analysis, which assesses the mechanics of your feet and body alignment while you walk. 

How is foot pain treated?

The team at Sarasota Foot Care Center develops customized treatment plans for foot pain based on the underlying cause, the severity of pain, usual activity, and medical history.

Treatment may include:

  • Rest, ice, and elevation
  • Immobilization
  • Bracing
  • Orthotic devices
  • Physical therapy
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Shockwave therapy for heel pain
  • Cortisone injections
  • Alcohol sclerosing injection for neuromas
  • VST electro-stimulation for wound care

Depending on the cause of the foot pain and severity of symptoms, surgical intervention may be needed to alleviate symptoms. 

The experienced team at Sarasota Foot Care Center uses cutting-edge surgical tools and techniques like arthroscopy to ensure you get the best outcomes.

To get relief from foot pain, contact Sarasota Foot Care Center by phone or book an appointment online.