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Foot Pain Specialist

Johnston Pain Management, P.A. -  - Pain Management

Johnston Pain Management, P.A.

Pain Management located in Jacksonville, NC & New Bern, NC

Many people have an occasional problem that causes temporary foot pain. However, 13-36% of adults spend every day dealing with chronic foot pain that only improves with specialized care. The team at Johnston Pain Management, P.A., offers customized treatments that target the source of your pain and effectively ease your symptoms so you can get back to the activities you enjoy. To schedule an appointment, call one of the offices in Jacksonville, New Bern, or Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, or book online today.

Foot Pain Q & A

What causes foot pain?

Your feet endure a lot of stress as they support your body weight and absorb the shock of walking and running. As a result, they're vulnerable to injuries, degenerative disease, and deformities. 

You can develop many painful foot problems, from fractures, bone spurs, and bunions, to plantar fasciitis and hammertoes. Foot pain also arises from nerve conditions such as: 

Morton's neuroma

A neuroma is a mass of nerve tissue. You can develop a neuroma on any nerve in your foot, but this problem most often affects the nerve between your third and fourth toes, a condition called Morton’s neuroma. 

Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Tarsal tunnel syndrome occurs when the posterior tibial nerve gets pinched as it travels through the tarsal tunnel, a small opening in your ankle. The pinched nerve causes foot pain, as well as tingling and burning sensations. 

Peripheral neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy primarily affects people with diabetes when high blood sugar damages nerves. This condition causes foot pain until the nerve damage gets bad enough to lose sensation and your foot turns numb.

What symptoms accompany foot pain?

Foot conditions often cause symptoms in addition to pain. You may have:

  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Corns and calluses
  • Limited movement
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Inability to bear weight

Ignoring foot symptoms and continuing to walk leads to more damage in the affected nerves, ligaments, tendons, and bones.

How is foot pain treated?

If you have foot pain, you need treatment for the underlying condition. When you have ongoing pain that doesn’t improve, the team at Johnston Pain Management, P.A., helps with treatments such as: 

Corticosteroid injections

Your provider uses real-time imaging like ultrasound to inject steroid medication at the inflamed nerves. The steroids reduce inflammation, which relieves your pain.

Alcohol sclerosing injections

If you have a neuroma, your provider may recommend injecting an alcohol solution. After a series of injections, the alcohol reduces the size of the neuroma.

Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation

Pain signals from your foot pass through a cluster of nerves, the DRG, on their way to your brain. DRG stimulation uses mild electrical impulses to stop the pain signals, alleviating your foot pain.

To get relief from foot pain, call Johnston Pain Management, P.A., or book an appointment online today.