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Foot Pain Can Be Caused for Various Reasons

Many people experience foot pain at some point in their lives and it can cause difficulty in completing daily activities. There are several types of foot pain and a variety of causes, which is why patients often seek relief. Many people endure an injury that can result in a broken toe or ankle and recovery can take up to eight weeks. Heel pain can indicate that a heel spur or plantar fasciitis has developed which can happen from wearing shoes that do not fit correctly. Debilitating toe pain may be caused by gout and this occurs from having excess uric levels in the blood. Additionally, women who frequently wear high heels may develop a condition known as Morton’s neuroma which affects the nerve between the third and fourth toes. The lack of adequate room in the toe area may cause this nerve to become compressed and irritated, often making it difficult to walk. Any type of foot pain is treated by a podiatrist and it is strongly suggested that you speak with this type of doctor to find the relief you are seeking. 

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Quad Cities Foot and Ankle Associates. 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 Bettendorf, and DeWitt, IA and Rock Island, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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