Foot Pain Specialist

Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Centers

Orthopaedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine located in Lincoln Square & Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

Foot pain can drastically hinder your quality of life by limiting mobility. If you experience long-lasting or severe foot pain, the experienced orthopaedic specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers in Lincoln Square and Wicker Park, Chicago, are here for you. They offer conservative, medicinal, and surgical options for treating foot pain to get you back on your feet. Call Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers to learn more about your options or book an appointment online today

Foot Pain Q & A

What is foot pain?

Your foot is made up of bones, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Feet are prone to injuries and pain as they bear the weight of your entire body. 

Foot pain involves discomfort within any part of your foot. It may occur from stress, injuries, disease, or running, jumping, and other sports-related movements.

What are the symptoms of foot pain?

The following signs and symptoms are often associated with foot pain.

  • Mild or severe discomfort
  • Swelling
  • Discoloration
  • Stiffness
  • Limited range of motion

The symptoms you experience depends on the type and severity of your injury. If pain is severe or doesn’t subside on its own after several days, see the orthopaedic specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers for an evaluation.

What causes foot pain?

You might experience foot pain because of one or more of the following conditions.

  • Tendinitis or a ruptured tendon
  • A broken ankle, foot, or toe
  • Bone spurs
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Diabetes-related foot problems
  • Arthritis or gout
  • Foot deformities
  • Foot tumors
  • Plantar fasciitis

Often, poorly fitted shoes or high heels contribute to foot problems and pain. Overuse, being overweight, sports and work-related injuries, and osteoporosis can contribute to foot discomfort too.

How is foot pain diagnosed?

To determine the cause of foot pain, the orthopaedic specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers examine your foot and review your symptoms and medical history. 

They use advanced imaging techniques, such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs, to make a final diagnosis.

How is foot pain treated?

Your personalized foot pain treatment plan depends on the source of pain and its severity. Your orthopaedic surgeon might recommend one or more of the following treatments.

Custom orthotics/shoes

Your orthopaedic specialist offers custom orthotics, or shoe inserts, and shoes that can ease foot pain and help prevent it from returning.

RICE therapy

RICE therapy involves rest, ice, compression, and elevation. You might wear a brace or use crutches to avoid placing weight on your foot while an injury heals. Wearing loose, comfortable footwear helps prevent future injuries.

Medications/injections

Your doctor might recommend over-the-counter medication, prescription medication, or steroid injections to alleviate pain and inflammation while a foot or ankle injury heals.

Non-invasive or regenerative therapies

Non-invasive foot pain treatments available at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers include on-site physical therapy, ultrasound therapy, electrical stimulation, and laser therapy to enhance circulation and stimulate healing. The practice also offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, a form of regenerative medicine that can heal damaged tissue naturally.

Surgery

Foot surgery is often the last resort, but it might be the best way to fully restore your foot’s structure or function in the case of a severe injury or deformity. Your orthopaedic surgeon uses the most advanced, innovative technology and techniques during the procedure.

For the best foot pain treatment, call Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers today or schedule an appointment online.

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Pain and Injuries Treated

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Ankle & Foot Injuries

Ankle and foot injuries are common, especially if you play sports or have a chronic disease. Schedule an appointment with Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers to learn more about your options.

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Shoulder Injuries

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Knee Pain

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Hand and Wrist Pain

Hand and wrist pain can disrupt your life, causing problems with work, leisure-time activities, and ordinary daily routines. If you have persistent hand and wrist pain, it’s time to find out why and determine how to stop it.

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Back & Neck Pain

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Hip Pain

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Elbow Pain

Elbow pain often results from overuse, and can significantly affect your ability to play sports or complete simple everyday tasks. Our experienced orthopaedic specialists offer solutions to ease elbow pain and restore your quality of life.

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Foot Pain

Foot pain can drastically hinder your quality of life by limiting mobility. If you experience long-lasting or severe foot pain, our experienced orthopaedic specialists offer conservative, medicinal, and surgical options for treating foot pain to get you back on your feet.

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