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Foot Pain Specialist

Chicago Surgical Clinic -  - Surgery Center

Chicago Surgical Clinic

Surgery Center located in Arlington Heights, IL

Foot pain can feel crippling, as it may affect your ability to move around and stay active. At Chicago Surgical Clinic in Arlington Heights, Illinois, board-certified providers offer a variety of foot pain treatments to help you get back on your feet quickly. Call the office to schedule an evaluation or book an appointment online today.

Foot Pain Q & A

What is foot pain?

Foot pain is a feeling of discomfort in one or both of your feet. It might appear as:

  • Tenderness
  • Numbness
  • Severe pain
  • Dull, aching pain
  • Burning pain
  • Tingling
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Limited mobility

The discomfort may result from a variety of factors like diseases, injuries, or infections. Chicago Surgical Clinic providers can find the root cause of foot pain and treat it accordingly.

What are the risk factors for foot pain?

Foot pain could appear because of one or more of the following:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Foot or toe fractures
  • Heel spurs
  • Bunions
  • Morton’s neuromas
  • Hammertoes
  • Ankle sprains
  • Diabetic foot problems
  • Vascular diseases
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Foot ulcers
  • Foot infections 
  • Foot dermatitis

You might have a foot injury because of a chronic disease or injury related to playing sports, falling down, being in a car accident, being at work, or dropping something heavy on your foot.

How does my doctor diagnose the cause of foot pain?

To find the root cause of foot discomfort and develop an effective treatment, the team at Chicago Surgical Clinic discusses your medical history and symptoms. They examine your feet and may order X-rays, bone scans, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures. 

What are common foot pain treatments?

Common treatments for foot pain include:

Home remedies

Things you can do at home to relieve foot pain include rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) treatment, taking over-the-counter medications, using topical medicines, or wearing a brace.


Cortisone, regenerative medicine, and other types of injections can speed up healing and reduce inflammation and foot pain.


Prescription medications can relieve inflammation and discomfort, reduce the risk of or treat infections, and treat the underlying cause of foot pain. 

Fracture care

If you have a foot fracture, experts at Chicago Surgical Clinic can treat it using a splint or cast, traction, or surgery.

Wound care

Chicago Surgical Clinic specialists offer wound care for open blisters or sores that are painful and nonhealing.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy helps strengthen and stretch tissues in your foot and ankle for faster recovery and reduced pain. 


Surgery can remove, repair, or replace tissues in your foot or ankle to restore structure and function and relief discomfort.

To learn more about foot pain relief options available at Chicago Surgical Clinic, call the office or request an appointment online today.