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Serious Foot and Ankle Pain

Foot and ankle pain is a common issue due to the complexity of this body region, which comprises 26 bones, 33 joints, and various soft tissues. The majority of pain in these areas is temporary, often resulting from soft tissue injuries such as sprains or strains. While these injuries typically heal gradually, some cases may take months to fully recover. However, if the pain persists, worsens, or does not improve after a few months, it may indicate more serious issues. Long-term foot or ankle pain could be caused by factors such as wearing ill-fitting footwear, osteoarthritis, inflammatory arthritis, or connective tissue diseases. Additionally, poor blood circulation or nerve damage may cause foot pain. In these instances, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and treatment.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Bruening Foot & Ankle. 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 offices located in Covina and Alta Loma, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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