Foot Pain Specialist

Space City Pain Specialists

Pain Management Physicians located in Webster, League City, Baytown, and Lake Jackson, TX

There’s no arguing that, given their size, your feet bear an amazing amount of responsibility (and weight) when it comes to your support and mobility. So when foot pain strikes, the effects can limit your life in considerable ways. At Space City Pain Specialists, the doctors offer a number of treatments that get their patients in Webster and Baytown, serving League City, Texas City, Clear Lake, and Friendswood, Texas back up and moving again, without foot pain. To learn more, call or use the online scheduling tool.

Foot Pain Q & A

What causes foot pain?

Your feet are the very foundation of your entire musculoskeletal system, and they’re solely responsible for your mobility, at the same time as they carry the weight of your entire body. To do this, your feet contain almost a quarter of your body’s bones, and surrounding these small bones are a host of support players, such as tendons, ligaments, and muscles.

Given their role and the complexity of your feet, foot pain is not at all uncommon and can stem from a number of issues, including:

  • Fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Stone bruises
  • Bone spurs
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Arthritis
  • Structural issues

This list is by no means comprehensive, but it gives you an idea of the many conditions that can lead to foot pain.

Does my back influence foot pain?

Your spine connects your central nervous system to your entire body and, in this role, it houses a large number of nerve roots, which branch off from your spine and travel to nearly every square inch of your body, including your feet. This means that some foot pain can be tied back to a pinched nerve in your low back that causes radiating pain.

How is foot pain diagnosed and treated?

When you see your doctor at Space City Pain Specialists, the first order of business is identifying the source of your foot pain so he can come up with an appropriate treatment plan.

First, your doctor reviews your symptoms and then performs a physical exam to check for any outward signs of a problem. Next, he turns to advanced imaging to take a look at what’s going on inside your foot to see whether the pain is local or radiating from your spine.

Once your doctor has a clear picture of the problem, he gets to work to alleviate your pain with one of more of the following treatment protocols:

  • RICE — rest, ice, compression, and elevation
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Ablation

The doctor sits down with you to review your treatment options in order to help you find relief and restored mobility.

If foot pain is having an impact on your life, call Space City Pain Specialists or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.