Foot Pain

Eastside Foot & Ankle

Podiatrists & Foot & Ankle Surgeons located in Portland, OR & Gresham, OR

Most Americans experience foot pain during their lifetime, but many never see a doctor. At Eastside Foot & Ankle, you can receive the expert care you need to resolve your foot pain. Brian M. Bowen, DPM, and Timothy J. Mineo, DPM, work tirelessly to identify the root cause of your pain and help you to find the treatment that's right for you. At Eastside Foot & Ankle, surgery isn't your only option. Nonsurgical treatments can relieve your pain and get you back on track. Call either office in Portland and Gresham, Oregon, today or book an appointment online.

Foot Pain Q & A

What is foot pain?

Foot pain affects millions of Americans each year. Often, the pain is mild and goes away on its own, but sometimes, foot pain can return or get worse.

If you have stubborn foot pain, it's best to get evaluated by a qualified podiatrist. At Eastside Foot & Ankle, your podiatrist can screen you for a variety of foot injuries and diseases.

What are the symptoms of foot pain?

Symptoms of foot pain can vary. Some people experience a slight, dull ache. Others suffer from severe pain that makes it difficult to stand or walk. The location of the pain can also vary. Some experience pain in just one foot, while others have pain in both feet.

It's essential to pay close attention to these symptoms. During your visit to Eastside Foot & Ankle, the team asks about your symptoms, past injuries, and other medical conditions. This information helps the Eastside Foot & Ankle team arrive at the right diagnosis.

What conditions cause foot pain?

Many cases of foot pain are caused by injuries like sprains or fractures. If your foot pain started right after an accident or a fall, you might have a ruptured tendon or broken bone.

The experts at Eastside Foot & Ankle always examine your feet carefully to rule out these types of injuries. Other conditions that can cause foot pain include:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Hammertoe
  • Bunions
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Flat feet
  • Corns and calluses
  • Bone spurs

Some chronic health conditions can also cause foot pain. People living with diabetes are at a high risk of developing foot problems. Other conditions like high blood pressure or arthritis can also trigger foot pain.

What measures treat foot pain?

If your pain results from an ingrown toenail, a bunion, or a hammertoe, in-office treatments may relieve your pain. Wearing comfortable shoes or using orthotics can also help.

Orthotics are special devices that are custom-made to fit your feet. Eastside Foot & Ankle provides a wide range of high-quality orthotics.

In some cases, surgery may be necessary to resolve your foot pain. The podiatrists at Eastside Foot & Ankle are experienced surgeons who can provide you with top-quality care. After your surgery, they continue to work with you to ensure a speedy recovery.

Frustrated by chronic foot pain? Let the experts at Eastside Foot & Ankle help. Call either office today or book an appointment online.