Foot Pain Specialist

Desert Canyon Foot & Ankle

Podiatrists located in Avondale, AZ

Foot pain can make your life difficult. Instead of dealing with chronic foot pain, make an appointment with Dr. Tawnya Pfitzer and Dr. Randall Brower at Desert Canyon Foot & Ankle. Serving the Avondale, Arizona, area, they diagnose the cause of your foot pain and determine the best treatment option for you. Get lasting relief from your foot pain and make an appointment today. Schedule by calling their office or using the online scheduling system.

Foot Pain Q & A

What is foot pain?

Foot pain is any and all discomfort in the feet and toes. This pain may be constant, or you may experience fleeting or shooting pains.

The foot carries a significant amount of weight — all of your weight in fact. Pain or discomfort in your foot can make walking, running, and going about daily activities difficult — not to mention that foot pain can be indicative of other issues.

Though foot pain can occur all over the foot — including the arch of your foot, toes, and joints — it’s common to experience foot pain in the heel. Pay attention to the specific area of your foot you experience pain in, as it can help find the cause.

What are other symptoms associated with foot pain?

Symptoms of foot pain are more than just experiencing discomfort.

Other symptoms that can accompany foot pain include:

  • Skin redness
  • Pain to the touch
  • Swelling of the foot
  • Stiffness in the foot

Your symptoms help Dr. Pfitzer and Dr. Brower narrow down the cause of your pain, so be sure to note where you are experiencing pain and how often.

How is foot pain diagnosed?

To diagnose foot pain, the Desert Canyon Foot and Ankle podiatrists determine where precisely on your foot you’re experiencing it. Then, they examine your foot to see if there are visible signs of issues.

If needed, they may order an X-ray or an MRI to see the bones of your foot and look for abnormalities or breaks.

What are common causes of foot pain?

Common causes of foot pain are:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve compression
  • Fracture in the foot
  • Poor alignment

How is foot pain treated?

There are many treatment options your Desert Canyon podiatrist uses to relieve your pain. They determine the best treatment option for you after discovering the cause of your foot pain.

Treatments include:

  • Oral medications
  • Over-the-counter pain relievers
  • Cortisone injections
  • Surgery

If you’re experiencing mild pain and have been more active than usual, your foot may also feel better with rest, ice, and elevation. If your foot responds well to this treatment option, medications and injections aren’t necessary.

If you experience frequent or chronic foot pain, don’t ignore it. Instead, make an appointment with the Desert Canyon Foot and Ankle Podiatrists. You can schedule your appointment using the online system or by calling her office.