From plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis to sports injuries and beyond, there are many possible reasons you’re having foot pain. At St. Augustine Foot, Ankle & Vein in St. Augustine, Florida, highly experienced podiatrist Thomas LeBeau, DPM, FACCWS, diagnoses and treats foot pain using the most advanced and effective tools and equipment available today. Use the online booking tool or call the office to get help for foot pain now.

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When should I see a specialist about foot pain?

Pain is a warning sign. It could mean that there’s a serious problem with your feet. When foot pain interferes in your day-to-day routine like preventing you from walking normally or bearing weight on your foot, it’s time to call St. Augustine Foot, Ankle & Vein for help as soon as possible.

Even if your pain’s not severe, it’s best to get your foot checked out if you experience swelling, a slow-healing wound, or have signs of infection like warm, red skin along with the pain.

What are the most common causes of foot pain?

Of the many causes of foot pain, some of the most common include:

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a condition in which damaged connective tissue on the bottom of your foot causes heel pain.

Achilles tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis occurs when your Achilles tendon causes pain in the back of your heel.

Diabetic neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is diabetes-related nerve damage that can cause foot pain, burning, tingling, and other problems.

Bursitis

Bursitis is an inflammation within the small sacs that cushion your foot joints.

Bunions

Bunions are bony growth at the base of your big toe that can deform your feet and cause pain.

Hammertoe

Hammertoe causes painfully bent middle or little toes.

Foot ulcers

Ulcers are a common side-effect of diabetes. Infected ulcers can grow very painful and, if not treated, lead to amputation of your foot.

There are a number of other possible reasons for foot pain, so it’s important to see Dr. LeBeau as soon as possible for an accurate diagnosis. He does a physical exam and discusses your pain and related symptoms with you first.  St. Augustine Foot, Ankle & Vein can take X-rays and do an MRI on-site to make arriving at a fast and accurate diagnosis easy.

How is foot pain treated?

Dr. LeBeau offers a wide range of noninvasive and minimally invasive foot pain treatments at St. Augustine Foot, Ankle & Vein. Some of the many options include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Custom orthotics
  • Wound care
  • Cortisone injections
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Foot circulation treatment

When foot damage is severe and doesn’t respond to noninvasive and minimally invasive treatments, you might need surgery. Dr. LeBeau is an experienced podiatric surgeon who can perform necessary surgical corrections using state-of-the-art, minimally invasive techniques.

Dr. LaBeau believes in doing surgery only if it’s the only viable solution. He’s committed to helping you beat foot pain using the most natural and gentle solutions available.

For foot pain solutions that work fast and last, book your appointment at St. Augustine Foot, Ankle & Vein online or by phone now.