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Foot Pain Specialist

Wake Foot and Ankle Center

Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Wake Forest, NC

Almost 80% of Americans have foot pain at some point, often to the point of decreasing quality of life. But, with help from Wake Foot and Ankle Center in Wake Forest, North Carolina, you never have to deal with foot pain again. The board-certified podiatry care team, including James Judge, DPM, and Michael Hodos, DPM, can personalize your care to give you lasting relief. Call the office or click online booking now.

Foot Pain Q & A

What causes foot pain?

There are many reasons for foot pain, such as:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Gout
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Flat feet
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Neuroma
  • Fractures
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe
  • Plantar warts
  • Trauma
  • Foot ulcers

Foot pain may come from inherited faulty foot biomechanics or can happen because of foot changes at any time during childhood or adulthood. 

How does foot pain diagnosis work?

The experienced podiatrists at Wake Forest Foot and Ankle are foot pain specialists who use the most advanced diagnostic tests to uncover the cause of your foot pain. Your foot pain evaluation may include:

  • Hands-on foot exam
  • Digital X-ray
  • Diagnostic ultrasound
  • Nerve conductivity test
  • Circulation test

To help your podiatrist make the most specific diagnosis and treatment plan, be sure to give them as many specific details about your foot pain as possible. Don’t forget to mention other nonpain symptoms, like tingling, numbness, and warm skin as well, as those secondary symptoms can help narrow down diagnosis. 

What is the best treatment for foot pain?

Because there are so many conditions that can cause foot pain, the treatment varies quite a bit from one person to another. At Wake Forest Foot and Ankle, the dedicated podiatrists use both traditional and cutting-edge treatments to create the ideal foot pain management plan for you. Your treatment could include:

Custom orthotics

Custom orthotics can realign, cushion, and protect your foot. They fit into your shoe comfortably because they’re made for your foot measurements.

Prescription exercises

Prescription exercises can improve muscle strength, tendon flexibility, and overall foot stability. 

Anti-inflammatory medication

Anti-inflammatory medication targets the inflammation triggering your pain. You may take either over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen or prescription anti-inflammatories.

Laser therapy

Laser therapy delivers low-level (also known as cold laser) light into the inflamed and painful part of your foot. The light stimulates cellular regeneration without damaging your skin.

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)

ESWT works by sending tiny shockwaves into damaged tendons or other tissue. It promotes circulation, which expedites the healing process and relieves your foot pain. 

Depending on the extent of your foot pain, you could need more complex treatments like surgery, especially if you have a nonhealing fracture, tendon rupture, or other issue that doesn’t respond to more conservative care. 

Wake Forest Foot and Ankle offers the most dedicated and personalized foot pain treatment in North Carolina, so don’t wait to call the office or click online scheduling now.