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Foot Pain Specialist

Bailey Griffin, DPM -  - Podiatrist

Bailey Griffin, DPM

Podiatrist & Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Humble, TX

In the United States, 78% of adults have experienced foot pain, according to the Institute for Preventive Foot Health. Bailey Griffin, DPM, provides comprehensive consultations, state-of-the-art technology, and a range of diagnostic tools and treatment methods if you’re suffering from foot pain at her offices in Humble, Texas. Don’t change your walk or your lifestyle to compensate for your foot pain. Find relief with the assistance and support of a skilled podiatrist. Call Bailey Griffin, DPM, or schedule an appointment online today.

Foot Pain Q & A

What causes foot pain?

Foot pain is common and can affect any part of your feet. You’re most likely to experience foot pain on the areas of your feet that bear your weight, such as the forefoot or ball of your foot and the heel or rearfoot. These areas are protected by fat pads on the bottom of your feet, but with aging and certain other factors, these fat pads can deteriorate.

Other causes of foot pain include:

  • Broken bones, stress fractures, or bruises
  • Bunions and heel spurs
  • Bursitis and plantar fasciitis
  • Corns and calluses
  • Gout
  • Hammertoe
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Plantar warts
  • Sprains and strains

Foot pain can also be caused by an injury, arthritis, or other physiological changes in your feet, such as the spreading of your feet due to weight gain, loss of resiliency of ligaments and tendons, and muscle weakening.

If your foot pain worsens and becomes chronic, it can affect your ability to exercise, work, or engage in other everyday, recreational, and physical activities.

How can I prevent foot pain?

While it isn’t always possible to avoid an injury, you can be more careful and avoid doing high-impact activities on hard surfaces. Wear appropriate footwear that’s suitable for the occasion and that fits comfortably and properly while providing adequate support.

Padded socks and non-slip outsoles can also be beneficial for preventing and reducing foot pain.

What treatments are available for foot pain?

The right treatment for your foot pain depends on its cause. Once Dr. Griffin has determined the cause of your foot pain, she devises a customized treatment plan to suit your individual needs.

To treat your foot pain, Dr. Griffin might recommend:

  • Prescription anti-inflammatory topical medication
  • Immobilization
  • Resting, elevating, and icing the area
  • Compressive wraps or elastic bandages
  • Custom orthotics and assistive devices
  • Physical therapy
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Medications, such as anti-inflammatories, pain relievers, and corticosteroids
  • Surgery when necessary

Dr. Griffin might recommend multiple treatments used in conjunction for the best results.

Specialized care from a trained podiatrist is highly beneficial and gives you access to a range of effective and proven medical treatments. If you’re dealing with foot pain, call Bailey Griffin, DPM, or schedule an appointment online today.