Dr. Patel is the podiatrist with the gift of touch. Any procedure he does is accompanied by his gentle touch and reduces pain.
Joan W., Hamden, CT
Foot pain is not a normal part of life. Sure, temporary aches and soreness are unavoidable. But sharp, persistent pain that overwhelms you or keeps you from doing what you love is a major red flag. It’s your body’s way of telling you that things are not as they should be, and that something must be done.
At Family Foot Care & Surgery, Dr. Sanjay Patel helps people just like you overcome their foot pain each and every day. We take great pride in getting to know our patients, understanding how foot pain has affected their lives, and working together to solve their problem as simply, quickly, and effectively as possible.
Foot Pain Is More Complex Than You Might Think
Two cases that seem to have the same general symptoms might be completely separate conditions. For example, heel pain might be caused by tendon tears, bone fractures, or even nerve damage. At the same time, two people with the same diagnosis might have arrived via different routes—perhaps one from tight shoes, and the other from athletic overuse. If the causes are different, the treatment needs to be different, even if the condition is the same.
Where do you hurt? When did it start hurting? What are your daily activities like? A trained podiatrist like Dr. Patel will not only examine your physical condition, but talk with you about your experience and lifestyle to arrive at the best possible treatment plan for you personally.
Common Painful Foot Conditions
At Family Foot Care & Surgery, we evaluate, diagnose, and treat a comprehensive range of painful foot conditions.
- Heel and arch pain. Some of the most common diagnoses include plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Achilles tendinitis, and pump bump.
- Ball of foot pain. Pain near the front of the feet could simply be soft tissue swelling and irritation from constant pressure, or may involve bone or nerve tissue.
- Foot injuries. Whether caused by sports participation or just an awkward step off a stair or curb, foot and ankle injuries are common sources of pain.
- Foot deformities. Over time, feet can develop painful bony structural defects, such as bunions and hammertoes. These deformities will not improve without treatment.
Find Lasting Relief for Your Foot Pain
If you are experiencing pain, weakness, or discomfort in the feet or ankles, please do not ignore what your body is telling you! Instead, make an appointment to see Dr. Sanjay Patel at our offices in Milford or Hamden, CT. We specialize in multiple forms of conservative and surgical care, and our team always makes getting you back on your feet without pain a top priority. Connect with us online, or call today at (203) 876-7736.