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Foot Pain

Foot pain is familiar for most people as it is a common occurrence due to improper footwear, overuse, and genetics. Foot pain is generally mild for most individuals and goes away with rest and correct, supportive footwear. However, pain that is sharp, piercing, and/or limiting your ability to walk signals that the foot pain could be a more serious orthopedic condition

What Causes Foot Pain

Foot pain can be caused by a variety of conditions ranging from minor to severe. Foot pain is commonly caused by improper shoe support, long periods of standing, ingrown toenails, large calluses, and strain or trauma from overuse. Conditions which can lead to foot pain may be, but are not limited to:

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How to Help Foot Pain

Prolonged, untreated foot pain can effect a person’s daily life and prevent them from doing daily tasks and activities they enjoy. If your foot pain does not go away after applying proper footwear and rest, get in contact with Dr. Burke Orthopedics as this could signify a greater orthopedic problem. While waiting for an orthopedic appointment or treatment, here are some simple things that can be done at home to ease the pain until orthopedic help is available.

  • Elevate and rest foot or feet
  • Apply an ice pack
  • Apply a heating pad or take a warm shower
  • Avoid any strenuous exercise
  • Avoid walking or running
  • Wear proper


If you believe your foot pain is serious and remains for a prolonged time period or is paired with other symptoms, consult Dr. Burke Orthopedics to seek out orthopedic help

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