Can’t hit the ground running in the morning because of the pain in your feet when you first get out of bed? At Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic, with locations in Universal City and Pleasanton, Texas, Dr. Darren Silvester examines your foot pain to find a diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Book an appointment online or call one of the San Antonio-area offices today and get back to your active, healthy lifestyle.

Foot Pain Specialist

Why do my feet hurt when I walk?

Foot pain occurs in any part of your foot and can greatly affect your daily life. Painful feet happen for any number of reasons including sports injuries, arthritis, or bone spurs.

Foot pain includes any pain felt in your toes, heel, or the bottom or top of your feet. If you know you haven’t hurt yourself playing a sport, then look for other causes of your foot pain with the help of the team at Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic.

What causes foot pain?

With 26 bones, 33 joints, and five ligaments in your foot, you have a high risk of injury and pain if even just one of those parts stops working correctly. Your feet are the shock absorbers of your body. The most common causes of chronic foot pain include:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Bursitis
  • Gout


Your exceptional podiatric team at Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic pride themselves in determining the cause of your foot pain and helping you to overcome it.

How can I get foot pain to stop?

Foot pain treatment usually starts with conservative methods such as physical therapy, routine stretches, or shoe inserts.

Your Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic team recommend ice or heat on your foot for helping your foot heal. Daily stretches and physical therapy loosen tight ligaments for pain relief.

Changing your shoe type, wearing shoe inserts or orthotics decrease the pressure and strain causing your foot pain.

Do I need special treatment for foot pain?

In some cases, you need more aggressive treatment for your foot pain. The team may suggest night splints, casts, injections, or surgery as a treatment for complete relief of your foot pain. Your doctors help you find the relief you need with a personalized treatment plan unique to your situation.

For foot pain issues related to plantar fasciitis, cryosurgery is an option. Your doctor freezes the nerve causing your foot pain. Freezing the nerve destroys some of the tissue, meaning the tissue in your foot can stretch more easily.

If you’re tired of constant pain in your feet, schedule a consultation with Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic in Pleasanton and Universal City, Texas. The experienced team gives you hope for living a life without pain. Call one of the two San Antonio-area locations today or book online now.