Foot Pain Specialist

Utah Orthopaedics

Orthopedic Surgeons & Physical Therapy located in Ogden, UT

Chronic foot pain affects the way you walk and limits your physical activity. At Utah Orthopaedics, the experienced orthopaedic specialists offer comprehensive care for chronic foot pain you can’t treat on your own. The physicians provide thorough exams and on-site diagnostic testing to confirm your diagnosis. You don’t have to travel anywhere else for testing. They create a personalized treatment plan that focuses on conservative therapies and minimally invasive surgery to help you reach long-lasting relief from foot pain. Call the orthopaedic office in Ogden, Utah, today to schedule an appointment or book a consultation online.

Foot Pain Q&A

What causes foot pain?

Acute foot pain often results from soft-tissue strains and sprains that develop because of overuse. You can experience occasional foot pain because your shoes don’t fit right, or you frequently wear high heels.

Chronic foot pain, which lasts six months or longer, can be caused by more severe injuries or a degenerative condition that affects your feet and ankles.

Chronic foot pain, which lasts six months or longer, can be caused by more severe injuries or a degenerative condition that affects your feet and ankles.

The most common causes of foot pain include:

  • Gout (arthritis that usually strikes the big toe joint)
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Bone spurs
  • Flatfoot
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Osteoarthritis

Diabetic neuropathy is another common cause of foot pain in people with diabetes. This condition describes nerve damage caused by blood sugar levels that remain high and uncontrolled for extended periods.

How is foot pain diagnosed?

During a diagnostic evaluation of your foot pain, the Utah Orthopaedics team examines your foot and ankle joints, testing their flexibility and range of motion. They use X-rays and other diagnostic imaging — all available on-site — to create pictures of the inner structures of your foot.

Based on the results of these tests and procedures, the team personalizes a treatment plan to treat the underlying cause of your foot pain.

How is foot pain treated?

If over-the-counter medications and rest aren’t enough to ease your foot pain, you’ll need prescription pain relievers or anti-inflammatories.

Utah Orthopaedics also offers joint injections to deliver medication directly into the joints of your foot. As your pain eases, you’ll likely move on to physical therapy to strengthen the soft tissues in your feet.

Other foot pain treatments include:

Regenerative medicine

A conservative treatment (meaning it doesn’t require surgery) for foot pain is injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or stem cells. These regenerative medicine therapies stimulate your body to produce new, healthy cells to replace damaged tissue, bone, and nerves.

Minimally invasive surgery

When you’ve suffered fractures, structural abnormalities, or other severe damage to your foot, you could need surgery. The Utah Orthopaedics surgical team offers minimally invasive surgeries to repair fractures, remove damaged tissue, and treat structural problems in your foot.

Rehabilitative therapies

Utah Orthopaedics offers physical therapy and other rehab services following surgery to restore the full function of your foot and help you heal more efficiently.

Call Utah Orthopaedics today to schedule an appointment or book a consultation online if you need help managing chronic foot pain.