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Pain Medicine Group

Interventional Pain Medicine & Sports Medicine located in Sarasota, FL & Oviedo, FL

Experiencing pain in one or both of your feet is especially troublesome because it may be severe enough to affect your ability to walk. At Pain Medicine Group in Sarasota and Oviedo, Florida, board-certified interventional pain medicine experts assess and treat musculoskeletal foot pain using innovative pain relief procedures. To schedule your appointment, call Pain Medicine Group or book one online today.

What is foot pain?

Foot pain is a symptom that can make it hard for you to walk, run, or even stand still. Many long-term conditions, acute injuries, and overuse injuries contribute to foot pain, and it can originate in any of the 26 bones or the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that connect them.

You can’t always avoid the injuries and conditions that cause foot pain, but you can improve or prevent foot pain by wearing supportive shoes that fit correctly and comfortably. 

What causes foot pain?

Foot pain comes from a variety of underlying issues, which the board-certified physicians at Pain Medicine Group can strategically diagnose and treat. They explain your diagnosis in detail as soon as they complete their evaluation. 

Some of the many conditions that cause foot pain are:

  • Heel spurs
  • Ankle sprains
  • Foot fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinitis 
  • Turf toe
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Arthritis

 

Once your providers have an idea of what’s causing your foot pain, and if it affects your mobility, the team can recommend an appropriate treatment plan. 

How is foot pain diagnosed?

Diagnosing foot pain might take a few different strategies. Initially, the physicians at Pain Medicine Group ask about your medical history and how the pain started. They also might ask you to perform a few simple foot function tests and movements. 

 

Imaging tests can also help make a foot pain diagnosis. Using X-rays and other imaging tests, your providers can assess the damage, rule out specific causes, and confirm a diagnosis. 

How is foot pain treated?

The experts at Pain Medicine Group strive to relieve your foot pain through primarily nonsurgical tactics. A conservative treatment plan usually reduces foot pain, and it might include a combination of home care and in-office procedures. 

Depending on your diagnosis and the level of your foot pain, your treatment plan might include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma and stem cell therapy
  • Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger point injections
  • Medication management

 

Sometimes, surgery is a necessity to resolve foot pain permanently. Your providers at Pain Medicine Group may recommend it if the pain doesn’t get significantly better with conservative care. 

 

If you have foot pain, especially if it’s prolonged or impacts your mobility, call Pain Medicine Group or schedule an appointment online today.