What Can I Do About My Chronic Foot Pain?

A little foot pain from time to time is common. Uncomfortable shoes, a vigorous workout or spending too much time on your feet at work or chronic foot painrunning errands can lead to temporary discomfort. But persistent or recurring foot pain can be a sign of an injury or podiatric condition. The podiatrists at Cascade Foot Center in Salem, OR, Dr. James Lisle and Dr. Lee Poston offer a range of diagnostic and treatment option for foot and ankle pain and injuries.

Foot and Ankle Pain Diagnosis and Treatment in Salem, OR

One of the most common causes of foot pain is plantar fasciitis, which results from inflammation of the tissue that connects your heel bone to the base of your toes (known as the plantar fascia). Plantar fasciitis tends to be most common between the ages of 40 and 60, but it can affect anyone. The most common causes and risk factors include:

  • Spending a lot of time on your feet
  • Flat feet or high arches
  • Obesity
  • Participating in sports and physical activities that place repeated pressure on the heels (such as distance running, ballet, jumping)

Other common causes of foot pain are:

  • Bunions
  • Fractures and sprains
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Bone spurs
  • Bursitis

Sometimes the cause of your foot or ankle pain is obvious if you are very physically active or twisted your foot or ankle, fell or experienced some form of trauma. But getting an accurate diagnosis from a podiatrist is important for getting the right treatment and preventing potential long term issues.

Find a Podiatrist in Salem, OR

Foot pain and podiatry problems can interfere with your quality of life and ability to participate in your ability to participate in your favorite activities. For more information on the causes and treatment options for heel and ankle pain, contact Cascade Foot Center by calling (503) 588-8188 to schedule an appointment with Dr. James Lisle or Dr. Lee Poston today.