Foot Pain

MB Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Specialists

Podiatry & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Glendale, CA & Palmdale, CA

Foot pain is a common but annoying problem. If your pain doesn’t respond to at-home treatments, or it gets worse, don’t wait to seek professional help. At MB Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Specialists, the team of podiatrists has the knowledge and expertise to pinpoint the underlying cause and help you feel better. To make an appointment at the practice in Palmdale or Glendale, California, call the nearest office, or book one online today.

Foot Pain Q & A

What is foot pain?

Foot pain is any aching, soreness, or general discomfort that affects any part of your feet, including the toes, heels, arches, or soles. Almost everyone experiences foot pain at one time or another, but if your symptoms continue or get worse, it could point to a potentially serious underlying issue.

What causes foot pain?

The team at MB Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Specialists treats foot pain caused by various issues, including:

  • Corns
  • Calluses
  • Bunions
  • Warts
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Neuroma
  • Flatfoot
  • Hammertoes
  • Athlete’s foot 
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Gout

The team also treats foot pain caused by sports injuries, including sprained ankles and Achilles tendonitis.

When should I visit the podiatrist about foot pain?

Most cases of foot pain aren’t serious and respond to at-home treatments like ice, rest, and elevation. If your symptoms fail to improve, or they get worse, make an appointment at MB Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Specialists. That’s especially true if your pain occurs alongside a fever or you’re unable to stand up or walk. 

How is foot pain diagnosed?

To diagnose foot pain, your MB Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Specialists provider asks about your symptoms, including when they started and their severity. Next, you stand up and do a series of easy exercises to allow your provider to view your gait and posture. Afterward, they examine your legs, calves, and feet.

If your provider suspects an underlying issue is the source of your pain, like a fracture or a dislocated joint, they order diagnostic imaging like X-rays, an MRI, or a CT scan. 

How is foot pain treated?

Treatment of foot pain depends on several factors, including the source of your discomfort and its effect on your daily life. Whenever possible, the team at MB Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Specialists uses conservative, noninvasive treatments, including:

  • Ice
  • Rest
  • Elevation
  • Taking over-the-counter pain medication
  • Custom orthotics
  • Physical therapy
  • Splinting
  • Using crutches

If your pain is severe and the result of a fracture or a more complex issue, surgical intervention might be necessary. The team has years of experience performing minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery.

To learn more about the various treatment options for foot pain, make an appointment at MB Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Specialists. Click the online booking tool, or call the nearest office to speak with a friendly team member today.