Foot Pain Specialist

Foot Pain services offered in Holladay and West Jordan, UT

Foot pain could indicate an underlying problem requiring medical intervention. At Salt Lake City Foot and Ankle Clinic in Holladay and West Jordan, Utah, our podiatrists Christiaan Goebel, DPM, Weston Packard, DPM, and their exceptional team find the root cause of foot pain and treat it to ease your discomfort and reduce the risk of complications. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today. We serve all of Salt Lake City and the surrounding communities. 

Foot Pain Q&A

What is foot pain?

Foot pain is an uncomfortable feeling in your feet, toes, heels, or ankles. Various conditions can cause it, some of which are serious. To find out what’s contributing to your foot pain and determine which treatments are best for you, see the Salt Lake City Foot and Ankle Clinic team for an evaluation.

What does foot pain feel like?

If you have a foot or ankle injury, you might notice one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Dull aching
  • Severe pain
  • Burning
  • Numbness
  • Tingling pain
  • Shooting discomfort
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Limited mobility

Your pain could be short-lived and go away on its own with rest and home remedies or be very painful and long-lasting without medical intervention. 

What are common causes of foot pain?

You might have foot pain because of the following conditions:

  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Joint inflammation
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Flat foot
  • High foot arches
  • Diabetes 
  • Peripheral neuropathy 
  • Excess body weight
  • Overtraining
  • Foot ulcers
  • Blisters
  • Tendonitis 
  • Playing sports
  • Gout
  • Infections

Your foot pain treatment depends on the cause of your discomfort and how severe it is. The experts at Salt Lake City Foot and Ankle Clinic are highly trained in treating diseases, injuries, and age-related wear associated with foot or ankle pain. 

How does my provider find the cause of foot pain?

To find out what’s contributing to foot pain, the Salt Lake City Foot and Ankle Clinic experts ask about your lifestyle habits, medical history, and symptoms. They evaluate your feet and ankles during a physical exam and may order blood tests, joint fluid tests, nerve testing, or imaging procedures (X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, ultrasounds, etc.).

How is foot pain treated?

Common foot pain treatments available at Salt Lake City Foot and Ankle Clinic include:

  • Topical wound care
  • Debridement (clearing away diseased tissue)
  • Medications
  • Bandaging, padding, or skin grafts
  • Wound drainage
  • Custom orthotics
  • Nonsurgical off-loading
  • Physical therapy
  • Changing your shoes
  • Ice or heat packs
  • Rest
  • Compression
  • Elevation
  • Injections
  • Weight loss
  • Massage therapy
  • Laser therapy 
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Surgery

Your Salt Lake City Foot and Ankle Clinic provider personalized each foot pain treatment to ensure the best outcome. They may suggest more than one treatment, along with home remedies and lifestyle changes if necessary.

Surgery is a last resort, but it’s sometimes needed to fully restore your foot’s structure, function, and range of motion. 

To determine the cause of your foot pain and treat it, call the Salt Lake City Foot and Ankle Clinic office or use the online scheduler today.