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Persistent Foot Pain

Your feet play a vital role in your daily life, enduring substantial wear and tear. It is estimated that by the age of 50, you will have covered approximately 75,000 miles on your feet alone. Given this extensive use and the intricate nature of the feet, it is highly probable that you will encounter various foot-related issues over time. The most frequent causes of foot and ankle pain are short-term and result from soft tissue injuries, such as sprains or strains, which typically resolve in a few months. However, persistent or worsening pain may be indicative of structural changes within the foot or ankle or it may indicate an underlying condition. Factors contributing to long-term discomfort include ill-fitting footwear, osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, connective tissue disorders, poor circulation, and nerve damage. If you have continuing foot pain, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for a diagnosis and tailored 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 Crystal Lake Foot & Ankle Center. 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 our office located in Crystal Lake, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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