Diagnosing & Treating Foot Pain Online

Foot pain can refer to pain in the toes, heel, arch, or soles and can be the result of an underlying condition, overuse, or irritation. One common cause of foot pain is arthritis. There are also a number of other common causes that can be isolated to various areas of the foot, including:

  • Heel pain, which can be caused by plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, or a fracture
  • Ball pain, which is caused by a number of conditions, such as metatarsalgia, Morton's neuroma, and sesamoiditis
  • Arch pain, which may result from plantar fasciitis or fallen arches
  • Toe pain, which can be caused by gout, bunions, hammertoe, or a fracture

During a video consult on TelaCare, one of our board-certified doctors will ask you a series of targeted questions to determine if your symptoms point to foot pain. Then your physician will proceed to determine the best treatment plan for you. With our video capabilities, you can bring your phone, tablet or desktop with video close to your foot, so your provider can get a clear view. Your diagnosis will be based on the physical exam, duration, severity of symptoms and your medical history.

Once a diagnosis has been made, your doctor will go over the risks and benefits of the various treatment plans. Treatment for foot pain is different depending on the severity.

Options for treatment of foot pain may include:

  • Rest
  • NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
  • Icing
  • Physical therapy
  • Orthotics
  • Surgery
  • Consider changing your shoe choices - supportive shoes will help with foot pain

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Got Questions? We've got answers.

See below for answers to some of our most common questions. You can also call us anytime 24 hours a day at 1-800-317-0280 to speak to a medical professional about your symptoms or conditions.

 How effective is telemedicine in helping me manage my chronic conditions?

Many studies have shown that being able to access care online greatly increases your ability to manage your condition. The ease of access to specialists – particularly in remote areas – means patients have greater opportunities to discuss their conditions on a regular and more frequent basis. Also, the ability to speak with a physician or specialist more frequently helps you to stick with your care plan and to get a better understanding of your condition.

 Is my online doctor visit private and secure?

Yes, we feel it is of utmost importance to maintain patient privacy and keep information secure. TelaCare is designed to be a private, secure, HIPAA-compliant tool that allows you to safely and confidentially consult with a doctor online.

 Can I get a prescription online?

Yes, in general you can get a prescription online. There is support for this nationwide, however there are several exceptions. 

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