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Ways to Combat Chronic Foot Pain

Foot pain is common and if not controlled, can become chronic and interfere with one’s quality of life. Because foot pain has many potential causes, diagnostic tests like X-rays or MRIs are often necessary to pinpoint what is going on. Common reasons for foot pain may include arthritis, Morton’s neuroma, and plantar fasciitis. Arthritis will present itself with joint pain, swelling, and sometimes deformity. It often shows itself in the big toe or ankle. Morton’s neuroma involves the swelling of a nerve, and one might feel pain in the midsole of the foot that can radiate between the toes. Plantar fasciitis is when the plantar fascia, the band of connective tissue running from the heel of the foot to the toes, becomes inflamed or sustains micro-tears and causes pain in the heel and arch of the foot. If you have pain in your feet and you do not find relief with cessation from the activity that caused it, or if the pain gets worse, it is suggested that you seek the counsel of a podiatrist. A podiatrist can perform radiologic tests to diagnose the problem and provide treatment options.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Princeton Foot & Ankle Associates. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Princeton and West Windsor, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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