12-57 150th Street
Whitestone, New York 11357

718.767.5555

Dr. Stanley J. Zawada and the Family Foot Center staff have provided quality care to those suffering from foot pain and problems for more than 25 years.

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What Causes Foot Pain?

Since there are many common causes of foot pain, it’s always a good idea to have painful feet examined by a podiatrist. A foot specialist will carefully assess your symptoms, ask about your medical history, and perhaps request some medical tests or imaging exams to diagnose the cause of your pain. Bunions, heel fractures, and heel spurs are just a few of the possible culprits.

Bunions

Bunions are bony protrusions that project outward from the outside edge of the big toe. These bumps form at the base of the toe. They may look reddened and feel sore or painful. Patients also frequently experience loss of range of motion of the big toe, swelling, corns, and calluses. Bunions tend to occur more frequently in people who often wear high heels, or tight or narrow shoes, and in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Bunions may increase the risk of other foot health problems, such as bursitis and hammertoes.

Heel Fracture

The breaking or shattering of the heel bone can be caused by significant physical trauma, such as a car crash or a fall from an elevated position. Heel fractures generally make their presence known by causing severe heel pain, problems walking, difficulty placing weight on the foot, swelling, and bruising.

Heel Spurs

A heel spur is a bony growth that forms on the heel. It’s possible to have a heel spur without experiencing pain from it. Some patients with heel spurs suffer from chronic or intermittent pain that may worsen while exercising. Heel spurs often co-occur along with plantar fasciitis, which is a very painful heel condition. Patients may be at a greater risk of heel spurs if they have an abnormal walking gait, wear poorly fitted shoes, or are obese or overweight.

To find out what’s causing your foot pain, you can turn to the experts at Family Foot Center. Our foot specialist in Whitestone is firmly committed to improving quality of life through better foot care. New and current patients can reach us at (718) 767-5555 or browse our website to learn more about podiatric medicine.

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