Foot Pain

Foot Pain

Foot Pain services offered in San Antonio, TX

Considering how much you rely on your feet, it’s no surprise that 13-36% of adults struggle with ongoing foot pain. The experienced physicians at Advanced Spine and Pain Center use advanced interventional treatments that provide significant and often long-lasting pain relief. Don’t wait to get a personalized treatment that helps you get up and move again. Call one of the three offices in San Antonio, Texas, or connect online to request an appointment today.

Foot Pain Q & A

What causes foot pain? 

Your feet support your body weight, maintain balance, and move you forward. They also absorb a lot of shock every time they hit the ground. As a result, feet develop many painful problems, including:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures
  • Overuse injuries
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe
  • Heel spurs
  • Acquired flat feet

Foot pain also develops when you have a nerve condition like Morton’s neuroma or diabetic neuropathy.

What symptoms accompany foot pain? 

Foot pain usually goes hand-in-hand with other symptoms. You may experience:

  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Stiffness
  • Corns and calluses
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Inability to bear weight
  • Difficulty walking or standing
  • Joint instability (usually in your ankle)

If you have severe swelling, can’t bear weight or walk, or your symptoms don’t improve in a few days, you should schedule an appointment with your primary care physician or podiatrist.

How is foot pain treated?

It’s important to get the underlying foot condition diagnosed and treated. However, if you want to postpone foot surgery or you’re one of many adults desperately needing relief from chronic foot pain, the specialists at Advanced Spine and Pain Center can help.

Your provider may recommend physical therapy to improve muscle strength, work on balance, reduce inflammation, and promote healing. Then they evaluate the cause of your pain and create a personalized treatment plan that may include one or more of the following:

  • Medications (anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxants, and others)
  • Steroid injections
  • TenJet® procedure
  • Alcohol sclerosing injections
  • Sympathetic blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation

The TenJet procedure treats conditions like plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. The treatment uses a stream of fluid to remove the damaged soft tissues (tendons) without harming the healthy tissue.

Alcohol sclerosing injections treat nerve conditions like Morton’s neuroma. The alcohol temporarily or permanently destroys the nerve, effectively relieving your pain.

The last three treatments in the list are neurostimulation techniques. They send gentle electrical pulses into the nerves carrying pain messages. The impulses block or mask the signals, preventing your brain from getting the pain message. As a result, most people experience substantial pain relief. 

To learn more about foot pain treatments, call Advanced Spine and Pain Center or use the online booking feature today.