Foot Pain

Foot Pain

Foot Pain services offered in Northridge and Santa Clarita, CA

Up to 87% of Americans will experience foot pain at some point during their lives. Usually, foot pain improves with rest and activity modification, but if your symptoms persist, it could indicate a more serious issue. At Babak Kosari, DPM Inc, board-certified foot and ankle surgeon Babak Kosari, DPM, FACFAS, provides comprehensive foot pain treatments to offer you the best relief. Call the nearest office in the Valencia neighborhood of Santa Clarita, California, or the Northridge neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, or book an appointment online today. 

Foot Pain Q & A

What is foot pain?

Foot pain refers to any general discomfort that affects any part of your feet, including the arches, balls, heels, and ankles. 

Your feet contain dozens of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These tissues work together, allowing you to walk, run, and jump, but they also experience daily wear-and-tear. Over time, routine movements increase the risk of inflammation and other issues that can affect your mobility and quality of life.

At Babak Kosari, DPM Inc, the expert providers use holistic and minimally invasive treatments to safely relieve foot pain. 

What causes foot pain?

Foot pain occurs for various reasons, including:

  • Weight issues
  • Pregnancy
  • Injuries
  • Corns
  • Calluses
  • Warts
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Hammertoes
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • Arthritis

You might also experience foot pain because of fallen arches, a condition that causes the soles of your feet to make direct contact with the ground.

When should I get treated for foot pain?

Make an appointment at Babak Kosari, DPM Inc if you experience foot pain that lasts for several days and it hasn’t improved with conservative treatment. If you experience bruising, redness, and swelling, or you have an underlying medical issue that affects blood flow to your feet, you might also consider seeking professional help.

How is foot pain diagnosed?

To diagnose foot pain, your Babak Kosari, DPM Inc provider reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms, including when the pain started, its severity, and which parts of your foot are affected.

Your provider checks your gait and posture and examines your feet, toes, and ankles, looking for redness, swelling, or bruising. Then, they gently press on your feet to pinpoint sensitive areas. Your provider also orders diagnostic imaging, like X-rays or an MRI, to look at your bones, joints, and soft tissues.

How is foot pain treated?

Treatment of foot pain depends on several factors, including your age, symptoms, and their effect on your mobility. Your provider might recommend:

  • Custom orthotics
  • Prescription shoes
  • Physical therapy
  • Wart removal
  • Wearing roomy, comfortable shoes
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Avoiding high heels
  • Bunion pads

If your pain occurs because of an underlying issue, like a fracture or a severe ankle sprain, your provider might recommend surgery. The surgeons at Babak Kosari, DPM Inc regularly perform both traditional open and minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery.

To explore the latest treatment options for foot pain, make an appointment at Babak Kosari, DPM Inc by calling the nearest office or booking online today.