Foot Pain Specialist

Javeria Hussaini, DPM

Podiatrist located in Duboce Triangle, San Francisco, CA

Foot pain is a complex problem that can limit your ability to move without discomfort. At her practice in the Duboce Triangle neighborhood of San Francisco, California, experienced podiatrist Javeria Hussaini, DPM, diagnoses and treats all types of foot pain to restore mobility and relieve discomfort. Whether you have bunions or an ingrown toenail, Dr. Hussaini can relieve your foot pain with both conservative and surgical methods. To schedule an evaluation, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Foot Pain Q & A

What causes foot pain?

Your feet have dozens of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other tissues that support your weight and mobility. These structures provide strength and flexibility when you walk, run, and stand.

Because of this, your feet are susceptible to certain injuries and painful conditions, such as:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Plantar warts
  • Hammertoes
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle strain or tear
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Compressed nerves
  • Bursitis 
  • Tendonitis
  • Calluses and corns
  • Fractures

Diabetes, a chronic condition that happens when your blood sugar levels are too high, can also lead to foot pain and discomfort.

Foot pain varies from person to person, but you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Hussaini right away if your pain is impacting your ability to stand or walk without discomfort.

How do doctors diagnose foot pain?

Because foot pain is a complex condition, Dr. Hussaini uses a series of tests and scans to effectively diagnose the root cause of your pain. Along with a comprehensive evaluation of your feet and ankles, she examines your gait and shoes to see if certain changes can relieve your discomfort.

Along with a physical examination of your feet, Dr. Hussaini may also recommend a digital X-ray or cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scan to view the underlying structures in your feet.

What are the treatments for foot pain?

Your treatment depends entirely on the cause of your foot pain. If you’re experiencing pain in the bones, muscles, tendons, or ligaments, Dr. Hussaini may recommend casting or splinting to relieve pain.

She may also fit you for custom-made orthotics, which mold to the natural shape of your feet to provide support and cushioning.

Certain therapeutic exercises and stretches may also help relieve your foot pain, depending on your condition.

If you have a chronic condition, such as diabetes or hypertension (high blood pressure), Dr. Hussaini may recommend certain dietary and lifestyle changes to improve your blood flow and minimize potential foot pain.

Foot pain is a common ailment that affects people of all ages. To schedule a comprehensive evaluation with Dr. Hussaini, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.