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Foot Pain


Board Certified Podiatrist & Foot and Ankle Surgeon & Podiatry located in Palm Desert, CA & Indio, CA

Whether your foot pain is a daily occurrence, or just an occasional nuisance, it isn’t something you have to learn to live with. Board-certified podiatrist, Ben Wehrli, DPM, of Coachella Valley Foot and Ankle Institute provides innovative foot pain treatments in Rancho Mirage, California. Get relief from debilitating foot pain by booking an exam online or by calling the office to speak with a team member.

Foot Pain Q & A

What causes foot pain?

Each of your feet is an intricate network of dozens of bones, joints, muscles, and connective tissues. Not only do these components work seamlessly together to support your body weight, they’re also durable enough to absorb shock and even stretch like a bowstring.

But a number of issues can arise that can lead to ongoing foot pain. If you have foot pain, it could be a sign of:

  • Bunions or hammertoes
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Stress fractures
  • Arthritis or gout
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Diabetic neuropathy


Sometimes, foot pain stems from a topical issue. For instance, if you have an ingrown toenail or diabetic ulcer, you could feel shooting pains with each step, because of the pressure on your skin. Even slipping on shoes can become uncomfortable. These are all ailments that shouldn’t be ignored another day, especially since it’s so hard to stay off your feet to let them heal.

When do I need to see a doctor for foot pain?

You’re welcome to come into Coachella Valley Foot and Ankle Institute for a comprehensive evaluation as soon as your foot pain starts. The sooner you come in, the easier it is to prevent future foot pain progression. It’s particularly important to have a thorough exam right away if your foot pain is:

  • Causing numbness, tingling, or burning
  • Making it difficult to walk or stand
  • Keeping you from work or sports training
  • Worsening or not improving


You should also come in soon if you notice any redness or oozing, or if your feet feel abnormally warm to the touch. These issues indicate that you could have a possible infection that requires immediate treatment.

How is foot pain treated?

At Coachella Valley Foot and Ankle Institute, your dedicated podiatrist evaluates each of your feet and ankles and talks with you about all the symptoms you’re experiencing. After looking at your X-ray or even ultrasound images, your podiatrist puts together your treatment plan, which may involve a combination of the following therapies:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Physical therapy
  • Custom orthotics
  • Night splints


Sometimes, minimally invasive surgery is the best solution for treating the underlying cause of foot pain. Your dedicated foot and ankle surgeon at Coachella Valley Foot and Ankle Institute can repair tissues, perform tissue grafts, and even realign broken bones or replace damaged joints. The team specializes in modern surgical solutions for the most complex of conditions, so you can expect a full recovery.

Book your foot pain evaluation at Coachella Valley Foot and Ankle Institute today. Click on the online scheduler, or call the clinic directly.