Foot Pain Specialist

Yavapai Foot and Ankle Center -  - Podiatry

Yavapai Foot and Ankle Center

Podiatry & Foot and Ankle Surgery located in Prescott, AZ

Foot pain is a common problem that can strike at any time. Without early intervention and treatment, foot pain can prevent you from exercising, going to work, or performing other routine tasks. At Yavapai Foot and Ankle Center, Todd Cox, DPM, and Blake Peterson, DPM, diagnose and treat foot pain in people of all ages. To schedule an appointment at the Prescott, Arizona, practice, call to speak with a member of the support staff or book online today.

Foot Pain Q & A

What is foot pain?

Foot pain refers to swelling, stiffness, or general discomfort that affects any part of your feet, including the heels, balls, toes, or arches.

Your feet contain dozens of bones and joints that support the weight of your upper body and assist with motions like walking, jumping, and climbing. Though tough, these hard and soft tissues are susceptible to injury or wear-and-tear.

Most foot pain subsides with at-home measures of care like rest and over-the-counter medication. If your symptoms persist, don’t wait to seek treatment at Yavapai Foot and Ankle Center.

What causes foot pain?

Foot pain can occur for various reasons, but the two most common causes are lifestyle choices and underlying medical conditions.

Lifestyle choices

The shoes you wear directly affect the health and comfort of your feet. High heels, flip flops, and other ill-fitting or uncomfortable shoes increase your risk of bunions, neuromas, plantar fasciitis, and other painful conditions. You might also develop foot pain if you participate in high-impact exercises like jumping, running, or dancing.

Medical conditions

Many chronic health problems, including arthritis and diabetes, affect the feet. You might also experience foot pain due to pregnancy or as a result of a sprain, strain, or fracture. Other medical conditions that cause foot pain include corns, calluses, warts, ingrown toenails, flat feet, and hammertoes. 

When should I see a doctor about foot pain?

Schedule an appointment at Yavapai Foot and Ankle Center if your foot pain:

  • Occurs suddenly
  • Is severe
  • Prevents you from putting weight on your affected limb
  • Occurs alongside a fever
  • Is due to an open wound

You should also seek professional medical help if you have an underlying health problem that affects your circulation like peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

How is foot pain treated?

Treatment for foot pain depends on the underlying cause and the severity of your symptoms. Typically, Yavapai Foot and Ankle Center recommends conservative, noninvasive measures of care like custom orthotics, wart removal, physical therapy, and healthy lifestyle changes.

If your symptoms persist, get worse, or interfere with your ability to work or exercise, surgical intervention may be necessary. Yavapai Foot and Ankle Center offers various minimally invasive procedures on an outpatient basis.

To receive treatment for foot pain, request a consultation at Yavapai Foot and Ankle Center. Call the office to speak with a member of the staff or book online today.