Foot Pain2019-08-15T13:01:32-04:00

Foot Pain Treatment

Pain Relief For People With Foot Problems

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What Causes Foot Pain?

Foot problems occur because your feet are extremely complex structures composed of bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, nerves, blood vessels, and skin. They may develop certain disorders (some of which originate in other parts of the body). They are also subject to injuries and other problems caused by normal wear and tear over years of supporting the weight of your body and making it possible for you to stand, walk, run, and jump. The most obvious symptoms of foot trouble are pain and dysfunction (limping, favoring one foot or the other, inability to put weight on the heel and/or the toes).

Foot pain can be due to ill-fitting, inappropriate footwear that cramps your feet; injuries that keep you from walking well–or at all; sprains which stretch or tear ligaments (which connect bones); and stress fractures of bones in the foot, which can result from accidents or overuse while engaging in sports or exercise. Just as foot disorders may originate elsewhere in the body, problems experienced in the feet can cause difficulties in other parts of the body.

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FAQ

What is pain management?2019-01-02T14:38:36-04:00

Pain management relates to the treatment of all pain disorders, from minor discomfort to pain as a primary disease. Committed to providing real solutions for patients, the doctors at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine perform a series of rigorous diagnostics and craft an individualized pain management plan based on your unique needs.

The practice’s team of devoted medical professionals each offer expertise in different fields, to prismatically understand the source of your pain.

It all starts with a management plan. From there, the doctors help you take the necessary steps to maintain a healthy life with as little pain as possible.

What conditions does pain management treat?2019-01-02T14:39:30-04:00

Diagnosing the source of pain can be very difficult. Pledging to bring patients back to top functionality, the Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine team use innovative techniques to understand the cause of your pain.

Pain management treats any of the following conditions:

  • Back Pain
  • Disc herniation
  • General pain management
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatic pain
What is acute pain?2019-01-02T14:40:02-04:00

Acute pain is spontaneous and typically arises after an injury or trauma, such as:

  • Broken bone
  • Burn
  • Inflammation
  • Tumor
What is chronic pain?2019-01-02T14:40:41-04:00

Chronic pain is the leading source of pain in over 100 million people living in the United States.

Generally, chronic pain arises as a result of a condition, like fibromyalgia or neuropathy, though acute pain from an injury that lingers for extended periods of time is considered chronic.

Some examples of chronic pain-inducing conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Arthritis
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Back pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Psychogenic pain (no apparent physical cause)
How do you treat chronic and acute pain?2019-01-02T14:41:22-04:00

The doctors at Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine always start treatment for acute and chronic pain with a non-surgical, non-opioid, non-steroid approach, instead focusing on a comprehensive and integrative method.

Before suggesting treatment, your practitioner evaluates your entire health history to track patterns, underlying conditions, and family history. From there, they’ll determine the best course of action.

Common treatments include:

  • Trigger point injections
  • Nerve stimulation therapy
  • Pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medication
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Antidepressants
  • Massage therapy

Pain management can offer you the relief you need to feel more comfortable dealing with chronic or spontaneous bouts of pain. Contact Atlantic Coast Physical Medicine today to learn more about what pain management can do for you.

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