Foot Pain Specialist

Chicagoland Foot and Ankle

Board Certified Foot and Ankle Specialists & Surgeons located in Beverly/Mt. Greenwood, Portage Park Chicago, IL & Orland Park, IL & New Lenox, IL

Foot pain is a common problem that can limit your mobility and interfere with your daily life. If you struggle with foot pain, book an appointment with the experienced podiatrists at Chicagoland Foot and Ankle. The practice has locations in the Beverly/Mt. Greenwood and Portage Park areas of Chicago, as well as Orland Park and New Lenox, Illinois. The team offers advanced diagnostics and a number of treatments to relieve your foot pain and restore your mobility. Call or schedule your appointment online today.

Foot Pain Q&A

What’s causing my foot pain?

Several underlying problems can cause foot pain, such as:

  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Corns and calluses
  • Hammertoe
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bone spurs
  • Flat feet
  • Neuropathy
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Sports injuries

Your foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 tendons. Damage to any of these structures can result in pain and dysfunction. Foot pain has a major impact on your mobility and can alter your daily routine. 

At Chicagoland Foot and Ankle, the team has extensive experience diagnosing and treating a wide range of foot conditions. 

When should I see a podiatrist about my foot pain?

Typically, foot pain is mild and short-lived. Issues like overuse, improper footwear, and injuries can lead to significant foot pain or foot pain that doesn’t seem to go away. 

If you experience foot pain that disrupts your daily activities, book an appointment with the specialists at Chicagoland Foot and Ankle. The team offers advanced diagnostics and can determine the underlying cause of your foot pain. 

How is foot pain diagnosed?

Because the cause of foot pain can occur because of many different conditions, an accurate diagnosis is essential to successful treatment. 

To perform the diagnosis, your podiatrist conducts a number of tests, including a physical exam and review of your medical history. In some cases, finding the location of your pain can help them determine the underlying cause. 

In many cases, your podiatrist also performs a foot and ankle X-ray, CT scan, ultrasound, or MRI, to check for damaged bones, joints, and other abnormalities. After your diagnosis, your podiatrist works with you to develop the right treatment plan for your condition. 

What treatments are available for foot pain?

Chicagoland Foot and Ankle offers a wide range of treatments for foot pain. In most cases, your podiatrist may recommend conservative treatments like:

  • RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation)
  • Cortisone injections
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Orthotics

If your condition is severe or doesn’t respond to conservative care, your podiatrist may recommend surgery. 

The specialists at Chicagoland Foot and Ankle have extensive experience successfully performing a number of different procedures like Achilles tendon repair and hammertoe surgery. 

Foot pain isn’t something you have to accept. The podiatrists at Chicagoland Foot and Ankle can help you find the right treatment to relieve your pain and get back to your normal routine. If you struggle with foot pain, call one of the offices or book your appointment online today.