There are a number of factors that determine how foot pain or other foot issues are treated. Each case is evaluated in order to determine a custom treatment plan.
When foot pain issues first emerge, they may be able to be treated with simple home remedies such as elevation, compression, ice and rest. A number of over-the-counter medications can be used to reduce feelings of pain and discomfort.
However, in some cases, home care will not be sufficient for foot pain or other issues. In this case, legitimate medical care may be needed. There are a number of different types of care that are provided for foot issues. A doctor will determine the right type of care for the particular situation.
Our qualified medical doctors will use various medical modalities, such as digital x-rays, computerized feet analysis, platelet rich plasma injections, cortisone injections and prescription orthotics to diagnose and treat your pain. Our doctors may also determine if modifications to certain types of physical activity need to be made. An example of this would be substituting high impact running with bicycling, step machines or swimming.
Another option for treatment including corrective prophylactic measures. This can include:
- Modification of activities
- New footwear
- Footwear that fits properly
- Corrective orthotics
Ongoing treatment for foot issues will likely include exercises and activities that increase flexibility and muscle strengthening. These exercises will help to reduce the pain and other issues by making the foot stronger and therefore more resilient to these issues.
In other situations, the doctor may prescribe medication to control any inflammation or surgery. Regardless of the treatment, Mill Creek Foot & Ankle Clinic offers medical care for all types of foot related issues. To learn more, contact us today at (425)482-6663.