Preparing for your appointment

You might first seek advice from your family doctor about your foot pain. He or she may refer you to a doctor or surgeon who specializes in foot disorders. Before your appointment, you may want to write a list of answers to the following questions:

  • When did your symptoms begin?
  • Did your symptoms begin gradually or suddenly?
  • What type of footwear do you wear for work?
  • Do you participate in sports? If so, what types in particular?
  • What medications and supplements do you take regularly?

What to expect from your doctor

Your doctor may ask some of the following questions:

  • Is the pain worse in certain pairs of shoes?
  • Does any type of activity ease the pain or worsen it?
  • Are you having pain in any other part of your body?
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