Our feet are made up of several moving parts, including bones, muscles, nerves, and tendons. It is one of the most crucial parts of the body that let us perform activities like running, walking, jumping, etc. Your feet balance and support your entire body when you stand upright on the floor or walk. However, foot pain can result from a myriad of conditions. You should visit an NYC podiatrist if you experience foot pain for more than 48 hours without injury.
Dr. Sophia Solomon is one of the best-rated foot and ankle surgeons in New York City. She uses imaging tests such as X-rays and MRIs to find out the exact cause of foot pain. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sophia Solomon.
Wearing an ill-fitting shoe or standing for long periods of time can cause foot pain. It can also result from a sudden increase in physical activities. You should consult a foot specialist in New York City if the foot pain doesn’t subside on its own. Other leading causes of foot pain that require a thorough examination by a podiatrist include foot arthritis, foot injuries, bunions, flat feet, foot fractures, ingrown toenails, Plantar warts, Achilles tendinitis, etc.
Foot injuries and fractures
Bunions, corns, and tumors
Achilles tendinitis, etc.
Your NYC podiatrist Dr. Sophia Solomon will first conduct a visual examination. She also uses imaging tests such as X-rays and MRIs to determine whether the patient has a fracture in the foot. Also, non-invasive procedures like bone scans can show if the patient is suffering from repetitive stress fractures. Dr. Solomon may test fluids in your foot joint to confirm a diagnosis of foot arthritis. You should share all the details like when the pain first started, how severe it is, whether or not your family has a history of foot illnesses, etc. with your foot doctor for an accurate diagnosis.
Once a diagnosis is confirmed, your NYC foot specialist will design a treatment plan based on your lifestyle. Most foot pain will not require surgery. The most common conservative, non-surgical treatment options for foot pain include elevation and rest, applying ice packs, over-the-counter pain medications, heating pads, etc. Book your appointment today!
There are also a wide array of surgical options to treat foot pain. However, surgery is usually the last resort when it comes to treating foot pain. You might require surgery if conservative treatment and home remedies fail to alleviate pain. Please consult Dr. Sophia Solomon to get the right advice in this regard. She will recommend a treatment option that suits you.