More than three-quarters of Americans have experienced foot pain — and 83% of those sufferers say that foot pain seriously restricts their regular activities. When you’re dealing with frustrating foot pain, you need help from attentive Landmark Foot and Ankle Center podiatrists Philip Garrett, DPM, and Dong Kim, DPM. In their Alexandria, Virginia, office, they offer all kinds of foot pain solutions like extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT). Call the office or click the provided scheduling link now.

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Is foot pain a serious problem?

Any foot pain that makes it hard to function as usual isn’t normal. In some cases, foot pain is a sign of a severe underlying issue — one that could become disabling without attention.

The best way to find out whether your foot pain signifies a serious issue is to see the professional foot doctors at Landmark Foot and Ankle Center promptly.  The experienced podiatrists compassionately review your case and find the cause of your foot pain so they can give you immediate relief.

What causes foot pain?

Many things can trigger foot pain, including:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar warts
  • Arthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe
  • Neuropathy
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Flat feet
  • High arches

Foot pain can be either chronic (long term) or acute (sudden onset and short term). You might be so accustomed to foot pain that misery almost seems normal to you now. Or, you might have brand new foot pain that’s suddenly taking over your life. No matter why you’re in this situation, Landmark Foot and Ankle Center can help. You can live a life free from foot pain.

How do you treat foot pain?

There is a very wide range of different treatments for foot pain. Landmark Foot and Ankle Center offers comprehensive foot pain treatment options ranging from nonoperative natural protocols to advanced surgery.

Conservative treatments

Many types of foot pain improve very quickly with targeted conservative care. Some of the many options in this category include oral medication, topical medication, ice application, custom orthotics, splinting, bracing, activity modification, and prescribed exercises.

If you have foot pain related to diabetic foot wounds, the wound care specialists at Landmark Foot and Ankle Center can skillfully relieve your pain while launching powerful healing protocols. They’re also limb salvage experts, which means they do everything possible to prevent foot wounds from growing into a problem requiring amputation.

Advanced non-surgical treatments

Landmark Foot and Ankle Center offers state-of-the-art non-surgical treatments such as extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT). With this treatment, your doctor delivers controlled shockwaves (energy pulses) to the painful part of your foot.

These shockwaves trigger an injury response inside your foot, which means your body creates new tissue to repair the damaged tissue that’s causing your pain.


In some cases, as with prominent bunions that cause severe pain despite conservative care, you could need surgery. The Landmark Foot and Ankle Center surgeons are minimally invasive surgery specialists who use advanced small incision techniques whenever possible.

The surgeons can perform procedures at Mount Vernon Hospital and Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, and Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, all in Virginia.

If you need foot pain help fast, call Landmark Foot and Ankle Center, or click the online scheduling tool now.