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Foot Pain Doctor Phoenix

Are you suffering from pain that seems to originate from the bottom of the heel of your feet? Heel pain is more than just an annoyance, but is in fact the cause of a debilitating foot disorder. Over the counter pain medication can only alleviate the pain on a temporary basis, and will not in fact treat the problem for good. Heel pain is most of then the cause of plantar fasciitis, a common orthopedic problem caused by poor support and trauma. Fortunately, you can always find the care you need to get back on your feet as soon as possible at your local Phoenix foot specialists of the Desert Foot Surgeons.

Podiatrist in Phoenix

Podiatrist in Phoenix

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, but other culprit may be behind your daily agony. If you live with arthritis or have suffered a stress fracture, these can be causes behind heel pain. You may also suffer from aches or sharp pains in your heels due to tendonitis, nerve irritation, or in rare cases you may suffer from a large cyst. Plantar fasciitis happens when the tendon which extends from the heel to the toes becomes irritated. Without proper treatment, the plantar fascia becomes inflamed, causing it to pull on the neighboring Achilles tendon, resulting in pain in the heel of your foot. Plantar fasciitis has a unique symptom which can make it easily identified. Unlike other causes of heel pain, plantar fasciitis is usually at its worse when the patient first wakes up in the morning, but slowly gets lesser throughout the day. Heel pain due to plantar fasciitis will usually increase over the next few months, but will become better after walking for long periods of time. This is due to the simple fact that walking works to stretch the inflamed tissue, allowing it to slowly begin to relax.

Plantar fasciitis is very common, as it is often caused by poor footwear and walking on hard and flat surfaces without proper support. Obesity can also be a contributing factor. Your professional Phoenix foot specialists can help you get back on your feet without pain through the use of custom orthotics, guided stretching exercises to help strengthen the necessary areas, as well as anti-inflammatory medications if necessary to help reduce pain and swelling.

No matter what the cause of your heel pain may be, you can find the level of care you need to get your life back from your neighborhood Phoenix foot specialists. Our fully licensed and professionally trained team at the offices of the Desert Foot Surgeons are the experts in foot problems of all kinds, be it sports medicine or a chronic condition to blame. With the Desert Foot Surgeons, you can find the care you need for pain free feet.

Plantar Faciitis Phoenix
4901 N. 44th St #102
Phoenix, AZ 85018
602-490-8166

Phoenix Foot Doctor

Foot Surgery Phoenix

Bunions and hammertoes are just two of the foot concerns that we handle at Desert Foot Surgeons. Our Phoenix foot doctor, Stephen Geller, DPM, can help. Both conditions can be the result of genetics as well as other possible causes.

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85018 Foot Care

A bunion is a bony protrusion that can occur at the base of your big toe, at the joint where it is attached to the foot. It can impede your ability to walk in a normal fashion and can cause discomfort and pain, sometimes severe. Pressure and friction from walking and from socks and shoes can lead to the formation of calluses too. In many cases, bunions develop due to too much pressure on the big toe joint because of the way you walk. Other outside causes include having flat feet, and wearing shoes that are too tight. At least partially because of the high-heeled shoes, women are more prone to bunions than men are. Treatment by our Phoenix foot doctor will often be dependent on the severity of the problem. For example, if you have a bunion that is not causing any pain or discomfort, you may need no treatment at all at that time. When treatment is necessary, it can be either lifestyle changes (such as wearing more comfortable shoes) to using bunion pads or arch supports to help redistribute the weight on your foot. In more severe cases, surgery may be needed to remove the bunion and give you relief from the pain and difficulty.

One of the possible causes of hammertoes is having bunions, so there is a connection as sometimes happens with foot problems. Hammertoe happens when the middle joint of your toe is stuck in a bent position. This is due to an imbalance between the muscle and ligament that surrounds the middle joint. Any toe can be affected by it. People with circulation problems or diabetes can become seriously impacted by a hammertoe and therefore should take special care to seek our Phoenix foot doctor if any difficulties occur. Other common causes of hammertoe besides genetics and bunions are arthritis and toe injuries. If your toe can still move freely, more comfortable shoes may be recommended possibly accompanied by orthotics. This will work to relieve the pressure on the foot and reduce the pain involved. Stretching and strength building exercise can also be a good idea. Surgery may be a last resort if other methods prove ineffective.

Hammertoe Surgery Phoenix
4901 N. 44th St #102
Phoenix, AZ 85018
602-490-8166