Foot Pain

Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa

Orthopedic Surgery located in Tulsa, OK

Most Americans have foot pain at some point — but less than one-third of them get the skilled care they need. At Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the team of fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons uses the most advanced solutions to relieve your pain and get you back on your feet. Call the office or use the online scheduling link to get help for foot pain now.

Foot Pain Q & A

What causes foot pain?

There are a number of foot pain causes, with the Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa surgeons most commonly treating: 

  • Bunions
  • Flat feet
  • Arthritis
  • Hammertoes
  • Fractures, including nonunion and malunion fractures
  • Soft tissue damage, including muscle, ligament, tendon, and cartilage
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Turf toe
  • Congenital malalignment of the big toe

Foot pain can vary from an occasional twinge to a serious daily annoyance. 

You might even subconsciously alter your walking patterns and stand differently because of foot soreness or pain. This change in stance or stride can lead to additional issues, making your foot pain worse than ever. 

When should I seek help for foot pain?

Most foot pain occurs because of structural issues inside the foot, which are often related to genetics, disease, or injury. Those issues won’t usually go away without the proper foot care. Signs that it’s time to seek help at Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa include:

  • Foot pain that lasts longer than a week
  • Pain that forces you off your feet
  • Consistent difficulty bearing weight on your feet
  • Pain along with swelling
  • Pain along with a change in your foot shape
  • Pain along with bruising
  • Persistent aching or pain, even at rest

Because foot pain tends to grow progressively worse, seeking appropriate care now instead of later is the best way to keep the pain from disrupting your life or even forcing you off your feet for good. 

How can foot surgery help with foot pain? 

Conservative care, like physical therapy and bracing, is the first step for most types of nontraumatic foot injuries and conditions. But if your foot pain continues after a period of conservative care, your surgeon might recommend foot surgery. 

Foot surgery can ease pain by correcting foot problems at the source. Your surgeon can remove, repair, or rebuild loose, weak, or damaged bone or tissue. There are several approaches to foot surgery, based on the specific issue and recovery goals. 

Foot surgeries that the surgeons at Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa regularly perform include joint fusions to eliminate the joint’s hinge, joint replacements to replace damaged parts of a joint, and fracture fixations using internal and external hardware, 

The surgeons at Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa are fellowship-trained experts who use the most advanced techniques of minimally invasive surgery. Working through small incisions can reduce blood loss, risk of infection, and recovery time. 

After foot surgery, physical therapy is the best way to increase strength and range of motion so you can resume normal use of your feet as soon as possible. 

If you have persistent foot pain, reach out to Premier Orthopedic Specialists of Tulsa for help by phone or through the online scheduler now.