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Foot Pain

Foot & Ankle Surgeon located in Grass Valley and Auburn, CA
Foot Pain

Foot Pain services offered in Grass Valley and Auburn, CA


Do you have long-lasting or debilitating foot pain and need relief? At Foot and Ankle Surgeons of Northern California in Auburn and Grass Valley, California, experienced foot and ankle surgeon Marc Claydon, DPM, pinpoints the cause of bothersome foot pain and treats it to restore your foot’s structure and function. Call the office to schedule an evaluation or request one using the online booking feature today.

What is foot pain?

Foot pain is a feeling of discomfort in any part of your foot. The pain may be mild, moderate, or severe and can also affect your ankles. Dr. Claydon finds the root cause of the discomfort and offers conservative and surgical treatments to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible. Call him at the first sign of foot pain, especially if you have diabetes.

What does it feel like to have foot pain?

Foot pain may appear as any of the following:

  • Stiffness
  • Sharp pain
  • Dull aching
  • Swelling
  • Instability
  • Reduced mobility 
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Weakness
  • Warmth
  • Redness 
  • Bruising

See Dr. Claydon as soon as you can to eliminate the risk of worsening foot pain and problematic complications.

What can cause foot pain?

Various factors may increase your risk of foot pain, including age-related wear, diseases, and injuries. You might injure your foot while walking on uneven surfaces, playing sports, being in an accident, or falling down. Specific problems that can cause foot pain include:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arthritis
  • Tendon, ligament, or muscle injuries
  • Tendonitis 
  • Hammertoes
  • Claw toes
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Non-healing wounds
  • Diabetic food problems
  • Fractures
  • Osteoporosis
  • Bunions
  • Corns
  • Calluses
  • Fungal foot infections
  • Fungal nails
  • Flat feet

The exact cause of foot pain isn’t always clear without imaging procedures and a careful evaluation by a specialist.

How does a podiatrist diagnose the cause of foot pain?

Dr. Claydon reviews your medical history and symptoms to pinpoint the root cause of foot pain. He also examines your feet and ankles and may order blood tests, an ultrasound, X-rays, or another imaging procedure to confirm a diagnosis and develop an effective treatment. 

How is foot pain treated?

Foot and Ankle Surgeons of Northern California offers highly effective treatments for foot pain, including:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Oral or topical medications
  • Custom orthotics
  • Wound care
  • Fracture care
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Corticosteroid injections 
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy 
  • Bracing
  • Athletic taping
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery

You might need surgery to fuse, remove, replace, or repair parts of your foot that are damaged and painful. Surgery is sometimes the best way to fully restore the affected tissues and your mobility. 

Dr. Claydon specializes in all types of foot and ankle surgeries, including drop foot reconstruction, and is highly trained in his field. He tailors each treatment to your customized needs, has many years of experience, and uses the latest technologies and procedures to offer exceptional results. 

After foot surgery, you might need to wear a walking boot or cast, keep surgical wounds clean, ice the treatment area, use crutches, and undergo physical therapy.

Follow up with Dr. Claydon whenever necessary and call the Foot and Ankle Surgeons of Northern California office if you have questions about your treatment.

To find relief from foot pain, call the Foot and Ankle Surgeons of Northern California office or request an evaluation online today. 

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