Foot pain and discomfort can come from a variety of health conditions, injuries, or wear and tear that come with age. If chronic foot pain is keeping you from participating in daily activities or active hobbies you enjoy, Marshall L. Lukoff, DPM, FAAFS of Foot Pain Specialists PC, is the premier podiatrist and foot and ankle specialist in Quincy, Massachusetts who can help you get relief. Dr. Lukoff offers the latest technologies and noninvasive, drug-free solutions to heal your foot pain and discomfort. Call either office or schedule a consultation online.

Foot Pain Q & A

What are the common causes of foot pain?

Injury, overuse, and chronic health conditions are some of the most common causes of foot pain and discomfort. Your foot pain could be the result of any of the following:

  • Fractures
  • Flat feet
  • Bone spurs
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Achilles tendon ruptures
  • Bursitis
  • Diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage)
  • Gout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bunions
  • Plantar warts
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Corns or calluses
  • Fungal infections
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Hammertoes
  • Joint inflammation

Many of these conditions are more common as you age, including arthritis and bunions, or you could experience trauma from an acute foot injury or repetitive motion and overuse during a sport or from standing on your feet all day at work.

When should I seek treatment for foot pain?

Consider seeking medical attention from an experienced podiatrist and foot-care specialist like Dr. Lukoff if foot pain is interfering with your ability to participate in daily activities without serious discomfort. If home remedies like ice, rest, and elevation of your feet don’t seem to help anymore, it’s time to get medical help. Also, if your foot pain gets worse, or comes on suddenly and more severely, it’s a sign you need a more effective treatment so you can get long-term relief before foot discomfort leads to other conditions that affect your gait or cause knee pain.

How does Dr. Lukoff treat foot pain?

The type of treatment for foot pain depends on the type of injury or condition you have. For many foot conditions, Dr. Lukoff provides noninvasive, drug-free relief with Multi Radiance Medical’s MR4™ superpulsed cold-laser treatments. This advanced laser technology uses highly focused light energy that goes deep into injured tissue to promote healing, reduce inflammation, and provide long-term relief from acute or chronic foot discomfort. MR4 speeds healing of muscle, ligament, bone, nerve, and soft-tissue conditions so you can get back to participating in daily activities without discomfort.

Dr. Lukoff recommends an active lifestyle for overall health and wellness, and knows that if your feet hurt, you’re less likely to remain active, especially as you age. Cold laser therapies provide the healing you need, without medications or invasive procedures, so you can become active again.

For an accurate diagnosis of your foot pain along with expert treatment and compassionate care, call the Quincy office or schedule an appointment using the online system.