Foot Pain Specialist

Innovation Medical Group

Podiatry, Foot and Ankle Surgery & Wound Care

Your foot is a complex body part made up of several bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles working together so you can walk, run, and jump. The structure and function of your foot make it vulnerable to injuries and diseases that cause foot pain. The team at Innovation Medical Group, with offices in Salt Lake City, Layton, and St. George, Utah, Idaho Falls and Meridian, Idaho, and Las Vegas, Nevada, specializes in diagnosing and treating foot pain. Call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today. House calls are also available.

Foot Pain Q & A

What is foot pain?

Foot pain refers to any discomfort affecting any part of your foot. The pain may be sudden and severe, dull, or burning. 

If you have foot pain, whether from an injury or an unknown cause, schedule an appointment at Innovation Medical Group to get relief from your discomfort. 

What causes foot pain?

Many conditions cause foot pain; some of the most common include:

  • Foot fracture
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Flat feet
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Achilles tendon tear
  • Heel bone spurs
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Plantar warts
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Bunion
  • Hammertoe
  • Corns and calluses
  • Foot ulcer

Foot injuries, like fractures, are a common cause of foot pain. However, you can also develop foot pain from wearing poor-fitting shoes or spending long periods on your feet. 

Being overweight or obese may also place additional stress on your feet, resulting in pain.

How is foot pain diagnosed?

When you visit Innovation Medical Group with concerns about foot pain, the team conducts a comprehensive exam to determine the root cause of your discomfort.

Your provider asks detailed questions about your symptoms, including the type of pain you feel, when it started, and any incidents that may have caused your pain. They then review your medical history and examine your feet.

The team at Innovation Medical Group uses various diagnostic tools, such as ultrasound imaging, X-rays, or MRIs, to confirm or rule out the cause of your foot pain.

How is foot pain treated?

Treatment for your foot pain depends on the cause. The Innovation Medical Group team customizes care based on your diagnosis, symptoms, and medical history.

Innovation Medical Group is a state-of-the-art podiatry practice and offers medical and surgical options for foot pain conditions. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Change in footwear
  • Activity modification
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Physical therapy
  • Custom orthotics
  • Foot padding
  • Steroid injections

When appropriate, the team performs podiatry surgery to correct the underlying issue of your foot pain. if you have a foot deformity like a bunion or Morton’s neuroma, you may benefit from surgery.

Don’t ignore your foot pain; call Innovation Medical Group or schedule an appointment online today.