By Berkshire Podiatry Center
September 14, 2021
Category: Foot Care
Tags: foot pain  

We can provide you with the answers you need to finally get your foot pain under control.

Dealing with foot pain can make everyday activities challenging. Maybe you’ve had to cancel one too many of your cycling classes that you love or you are struggling just to get up the stairs or put away groceries. Foot pain can be debilitating. Fortunately, our Wyomissing and Morgantown, PA, podiatrists can provide you with the information and treatment you need to say goodbye to foot pain.

What causes foot pain?

There are a host of problems, disorders and injuries that can lead to pain. Of course, foot pain that doesn’t go away within a couple of days, or severe foot pain, should never go ignored. While the only way to truly determine what’s causing your foot pain is to turn to our Wyomissing and Morgantown, PA, foot doctors for an evaluation, some of the most common causes include,

  • Strains and sprains
  • Stress fractures
  • Fractured foot or toe
  • Bursitis
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Bunions and hammertoes
  • Bone spur
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ingrown toenail

When should I see a podiatrist?

While not all foot pain should immediately draw you to our Wyomissing or Morgantown, PA, office for treatment, it’s important to know when you should see us for care. You should seek immediate medical attention if,

  • You heard an audible pop or crack sound at the moment of injury
  • You are experiencing foot pain as a result of an injury or accident
  • You can’t bear any weight on the foot
  • There is a visible deformity after injury
  • Your foot pain is severe or there is severe swelling
  • Your skin is red or warm to the touch or you develop a fever (signs of infection)
  • There is an open wound

While not as urgent, you should still call our office to schedule an appointment if,

  • Your pain and swelling doesn’t improve within the next five days
  • You experience numbness or tingling or burning pain in the foot
  • Your symptoms get worse
  • Pain relievers aren’t helping you fully manage your symptoms

If you are ready to end your foot pain, our Wyomissing and Morgantown, PA, podiatrists are here to help. To find out why you’re in pain and to get one step closer to an effective treatment plan, call Berkshire Podiatry Center today at (610) 373-4154 for our Wyomissing office or (610) 286-6340 for our Morgantown office.