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Foot Pain

Mild foot pain often improves with rest and self-care. Visit Adler Foot and Ankle for moderate and severe pain or pain that doesn’t get better within a few days. At their convenient offices in North Miami Beach and Hallandale, Florida, Laura Adler, DPM, and Charlton Adler, DPM, provide advanced foot pain treatments. These include laser therapy and custom-fitted orthotics. Call Adler Foot and Ankle’s nearest office today or schedule a consultation online to find your foot pain’s cause and get relief.

Foot Pain Q & A

What causes foot pain?

Foot pain could arise for many reasons, from bone fractures to infections. Common foot pain causes include:

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, the tendon that attaches the heel to the toes. The condition causes intense heel pain.


Morton’s neuroma

A neuroma forms when a nerve becomes trapped in the foot, usually at the base of the second and third toes.



Capsulitis is inflammation affecting the joint capsules in the ball of your foot.



Arthritis causes joint inflammation, pain, and stiffness.


Diabetic ulcers

Diabetic ulcers are open sores that form when tissue damaged by diabetes breaks down.


Plantar warts

Plantar warts are small growths caused by a viral infection. They usually develop on the sole.



Bunions are bony enlargements at the base of the big toe.


Toenail fungus

Fungal infections cause the toenail to thicken, discolor, and crumble.



Tendinitis develops when tiny tears build up in the tendon, creating inflammation and pain.

How your foot pain is treated will depend on its cause and how it affects you. The Adler Foot and Ankle team offers several effective treatments, including orthotics and laser therapy.


How do orthotics help with foot pain?

Orthotics are insoles you wear in your shoes. They’re available off the shelf. But the most effective are custom-fitted orthotics from your podiatrist. These are made to fit your feet precisely and address your foot pain’s exact cause.

Some orthotics are rigid. These help with structural abnormalities causing foot pain. Soft orthotics support and protect the feet. They’re best for conditions like diabetic foot problems. Orthotics can also combine soft and rigid properties to suit your needs.

To prepare custom-fitted orthotics, your podiatrist collects laser images of your feet. They send these and the design specifics to a specialized orthotics lab for manufacture.


How does laser treatment help with foot pain?

Class IV laser therapy is an FDA-approved treatment that decreases inflammation and pain. It also promotes healing, helping you regain normal foot function much sooner. Laser therapy is noninvasive, painless, and has no known adverse effects.

Your podiatrist places the Class IV laser therapy hand piece just above the skin’s surface or directly on your skin. They slowly move the hand piece across the treatment area so that the laser’s light penetrates your skin at a cellular level. This process increases blood circulation and stimulates natural healing.

Call Adler Foot and Ankle today or book an appointment online to benefit from cutting-edge foot pain treatment.