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Foot Pain Management

Foot pain is a common symptom associated with various foot conditions, and there are several options available for pain relief. When dealing with foot pain, it is advisable to explore conservative, non-pharmaceutical methods first. If your foot feels warm to the touch, indicating inflammation, using cold treatment can help reduce swelling. Conversely, if your feet are tired but not inflamed, a warm foot soak can provide relaxation. Foot massage is another effective practice that can improve circulation, reduce tension, and alleviate pain, and it can easily be done on your own or with the help of massage devices such as foot rollers. When it comes to pharmaceutical treatment, there are various options to consider. Included among them are oral analgesics, topical analgesics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, COX-2 inhibitors, nerve-related medication, nerve blocks, and corticosteroids. If you have persistent foot pain, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and treatment that will be tailored to your specific case.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Sarah Urton, DPM from Kitsilano Foot and Ankle Clinic. Our doctor 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 Vancouver, BC . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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