Podiatrist Blog

Posts for: February, 2017

By Cherry Creek Foot Clinic
February 24, 2017
Category: Podiatric Issues
Tags: foot pain  

Unfortunately, if you suffer from foot pain, you understand that it can quickly lead to pain, discomfort and irritation while performing your foot paindaily activities, including things like walking or even standing. However, if your foot pain gets to the point of affecting your everyday life, relief may be a simple phone call away. Learn how you can end your foot pain for good with your Denver, CO, podiatrists Dr. Lorry Melnick and Dr. Alan Rothstein at Cherry Creek Foot Clinic.

Who is at risk for foot pain? 
While many risk factors for foot pain boil down to the type of foot you inherited from your parents and what conditions it is susceptible to, there are some other factors at play as well, including:

  • children and elderly individuals
  • obesity
  • wearing ill-fitting shoes
  • wearing high-heeled shoes
  • working in an industry which requires long periods of standing
  • activities which require repetitive stress on the feet (such as sports involving jumping or running)

What causes foot pain? 
Foot pain can often be traced back to an injury or some kind of damage on the foot. Other causes of foot pain include:

  • bunions
  • calluses
  • corns
  • blisters
  • hammertoe
  • ingrown toenails
  • neuromas
  • plantar warts
  • plantar fasciitis
  • stress fractures
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • heel spurs

How can my podiatrist help me? 
Your podiatrist is your best source of information when it comes to determining the source and treatment options for your foot pain. Treatments vary depending on underlying conditions and the severity of your symptoms but often begin conservatively. Your doctor may suggest treatments like resting and icing the foot, taking over-the-counter pain medications, or hot/cold therapy before prescribing stronger treatments. If conservative methods fail to produce results, your doctor may suggest physical therapy, prescription orthotics worn inside the shoe, a brace or splint, or, in severe cases, surgery.

Foot Pain Relief in Denver, CO 
Your podiatrist will work with you to determine the best treatment options for your pain. Together, you can work towards a plan of action which will help you overcome your foot pain once and for all. For more information on foot pain or its treatments, please contact Dr. Lorry Melnick and Dr. Alan Rothstein at Cherry Creek Foot Clinic in Denver, CO. Call (303) 355-1695 to schedule your appointment with your podiatrist today!