Q What is causing my foot pain and swelling?
Swelling is from a build up of fluid and could be caused by a foot or ankle injury such as a sprain. Obesity, pregnancy complications, infection, blood clot and venous insufficiency are other reasons for swelling. Foot pain can stem from poor foot structure, stress on bones, ligament damage, tendon or muscle strain, toenail problems, or nerve damage. Heel pain could be from plantar fasciitis or a heel spur, ball of foot pain could be metatarsalgia or sesamoiditis, and flatfeet or high arches could cause arch pain. Other common causes of foot pain include bunions, hammertoes, arthritis, tendonitis, sprains, and fractures.
Dr. Harvey Danciger should evaluate any symptoms of pain and swelling that last beyond a day or two. See us at the beginning of your symptoms so we can identify the root of your problem and provide effective treatment. Call our Palm Desert, CA office at (760) 568-0108 to make an appointment.