Battling Foot Pain – Symptoms and Treatment

Battling Foot Pain- Symptoms and TreatmentOur feet take the brunt of everything we do; it is no wonder that they often hurt. Top Scottsdale doctor, Mark Forman, DPM, M.B.A., F.A.P.W.C.A. offers many solutions at his Scottsdale office to help his patients combat foot pain, as well as, help prevent an onset from occurring.

At Put Your Feet First, Dr. Forman and his qualified team can treat your foot pain with such treatments as:

  • Home remedy suggestions
  • Custom-made orthotics
  • MLS Laser therapy
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Surgery

Home Remedies

Dr. Forman recommends trying some home remedies to see if it solves your pain before visiting your podiatrist. Home remedies include:

  • Foot pads
  • Night splints
  •  with support
  • Icing your foot
  • Over-the-counter medication to help reduce inflammation
  • Stretching exercises
  • Over-the-counter inserts, allowing the ground to come to the foot instead of the foot trying to touch the ground.

However, if these simple home remedies are not alleviating your pain indefinitely, it is wise to seek professional help. At Put Your Feet First, we offer several more treatments that have helped many of our patients with their foot pain.

For example, we are equipped to make customized orthotics, apply MLS Laser Treatment, provide Cortisone injections, and, if necessary, surgery.


A common and noninvasive treatment we offer is specialized orthotics. These custom-made orthotics are a quick and painless way to provide full support across your whole foot.

We scan your feet with our state-of-the-art equipment. From this scan, our team creates orthotics that are molded to your feet perfectly and thus, support the entire foot.

MLS Laser Treatment

We are thrilled to have the latest state-of-the-art MLS Laser machine in our office. Treatments with the FDA-cleared laser have been found to be highly effective.

Many people find relief with this treatment as it focuses on injured areas that have inflammation. The laser penetrates the wounded area decreasing the inflammation by burning off the dead cells and tissues allowing for new healthy growth to occur.

The number of treatments depends on your injury. Dr. Forman always consults with you first to ensure you are a viable candidate for this treatment and, if so, the number of treatments recommended. This is a quick, easy, and painless procedure.

Cortisone Injections

Dr. Forman prefers to exhaust other treatments before recommending cortisone injections. Cortisone injections are only used in the joint to help decrease inflammation in the area.

These injections contain corticosteroid medication and a local anesthetic. Due to potential side effects, it is advised to not be injected in the same area more than 3-4 times per year.

Pain subsides immediately once the cortisone injection is complete. Dr. Forman will discuss with you how to proceed with your daily activity following the shot.

Typically, the area needs to rest for a couple of weeks while applying topical medication as well as icing your foot. Again, every patient is well-advised by Dr. Forman and his team.


If pain continues and we have exhausted all resources, Dr. Mark Forman will only then consider surgery.  Surgery is often coupled with follow-up MLS Laser treatments.

The number of treatments will depend on your injury. If surgery is needed, Dr. Forman will walk you through the process, so you are comfortable with the decision and understand the procedure in its entirety.

Dr. Mark Forman and his professional team are very experienced and gentle and will ensure that your surgical and recovery experience is as comfortable as possible!

Contact Us!

We at Put Your Feet First, put YOU first. Let us help you alleviate your foot pain once and for all. Please visit us at our website or call us at 480.423.8400 to schedule a consultation now.
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