Foot Pain Specialist

F. Keith Nebeker, DPM -  - Foot & Ankle Surgeon

F. Keith Nebeker, DPM

Foot & Ankle Surgeon located in Reno, NV

You rely on your feet to get you through your day, from workouts to errands to household chores. When you experience foot pain, it can feel like life is coming to a halt. F. Keith Nebeker, DPM, offers his expertise in diagnosing and treating foot pain in Reno, Nevada. If foot pain keeps you from daily activities, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Foot Pain Q & A

What causes foot pain?

Your feet are complex. Each one has more than 20 small bones in a network of connective tissue, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. You rely on this network to support your full weight and propel your body through space. But the intricate anatomy of your feet is susceptible to injury and complications.

Foot pain is a common symptom. Injuries, inflammation, bone misalignment, and other conditions cause pain in the foot and ankle. Some common causes of foot pain include:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Bunions
  • Arthritis

You may be tempted to ignore mild foot pain, but remember that pain is your body’s way of signaling to you that something isn’t quite right with your foot or ankle.

When should I see a podiatrist?

The best way to determine the cause of unexplained foot pain is to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Nebeker, especially if you have any of the following signs or symptoms:

  • Swelling
  • Pain that persists for several weeks
  • Burning pain
  • Pain in the sole of your foot
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Loss of motion

If you have diabetes and you experience foot pain, you should schedule an evaluation right away. Diabetic foot problems can cause serious complications if left untreated.

How is foot pain treated?

Treatment options depend on what causes your foot pain. Dr. Nebeker provides you with appropriate information and works with you to make a treatment plan. He may recommend at-home care, such as heat or cold therapy, elevation, rest, and over-the-counter pain medications.

For some patients, further intervention offers more relief. Dr. Nebeker may recommend one or more of the following:

  • Exercises
  • Orthotics
  • Prescription medications
  • Corticosteroid shots

Dr. Nebeker usually recommends a conservative approach, as noninvasive treatments are very effective for many foot issues. If required, Dr. Nebeker is an expert surgeon who performs a range of procedures, such as bunion correction and ingrown toenail removal.

Once Dr. Nebeker determines the cause of your pain, he discusses all options with you so you can make an informed choice about your treatment plan.

To schedule an evaluation for foot pain, call the office or schedule an appointment online.