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Foot Pain Specialist

InStride Family Foot Care

Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Specialists located in Concord, NC & Charlotte, NC

Your feet are the foundation of your body and carry all of your body weight, so needless to say, they’re prone to causing pain and discomfort. If you have foot pain, even if it seems like a minor nuisance, contact InStride Family Foot Care, with locations in Albemarle, Concord, Matthews, Wake Forest, and Monroe, Gastonia, as well as two clinics in Charlotte, North Carolina. With a team of expert podiatrists available to diagnose and treat your foot pain with gentle and conservative treatments, you can expect effective relief. Book your foot pain exam through the website or call any office to schedule a visit.

Foot Pain Q&A

What are the causes of foot pain?

If you’re experiencing any degree of foot pain, it’s important to determine the underlying cause. After all, it’s nearly impossible to stay off of your feet if they’re injured, and with every step you take, you may be worsening the issue. If you have foot pain, it may be a sign of:

  • Gout 
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis 
  • Neuropathy 
  • Heel spurs 
  • Ankle sprain 
  • Ankle instability
  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Stress fractures 
  • Achilles tendinitis 
  • Nerve compression 
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome 

Bunions, hammertoes, mallet toes, and other foot deformities may be to blame, too. Other times, foot pain may stem from something as simple as regularly wearing shoes that just don’t properly support your feet, especially during exercise. 

How does a podiatrist diagnose foot pain?

InStride Family Foot Care is dedicated to thoroughly diagnosing you and helping you get relief from foot pain, whether it’s minor or severe. To diagnose the cause of your foot pain, your podiatrist performs a comprehensive evaluation. They may also:

  • Order a digital X-ray or diagnostic ultrasound (performed on-site)
  • Check your range of motion
  • Check for tender spots
  • Conduct a nerve test 

To help with the diagnostic process, your podiatrist also needs to know about all of your foot pain-related symptoms, such as swelling, numbness, or tingling. 

Which foot pain treatment will I need?

As soon as your podiatrist at InStride Family Foot Care confirms your foot pain cause and rules out related issues, they counsel you about the treatments you may need. In addition to immobilization with a cast, bandage, or brace (common for treating foot pain), your podiatrist may recommend:

  • Physical therapy 
  • Cortisone injections
  • Custom orthotic inserts
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

You might need foot surgery to correct severe injuries or degenerative damage. But with a team of skilled foot and ankle surgeons on your side at InStride, you can feel confident that you’re going to fully recover if surgery is necessary.  

InStride Family Foot Care offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment solutions for foot pain. Get the foot pain relief you need by booking an exam through the website or over the phone today.