Foot Surgery

Premier Podiatry: Velimir Petkov, DPM

Podiatrist located in Clifton, NJ

Foot pain worsens with every step you take. With his expertise in foot and ankle injuries and conditions, Velimir Petkov, DPM of Premier Podiatry can diagnose the cause of your foot pain. Dr. Petkov offers several foot pain therapies in his Clifton, New Jersey office — he even performs minimally invasive foot surgery. Schedule your foot pain evaluation by clicking on the online booking feature, or by calling the office.

Foot Pain & Foot Surgery Q & A

What causes foot pain?

You have dozens of fragile bones, joints, and connective soft tissues in each of your feet. While your feet should be able to fully absorb the shock of every step you take, injuries and chronic conditions can develop because of acute injuries and years of wear-and-tear. Foot pain can stem from:

  • Sports injuries
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Bunions and bunionettes
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Neuroma or neuropathy
  • Arthritis

Since you’re probably on your feet a lot, for at least part of the day, your pain is only going to grow more severe. Before your foot pain worsens, find out what’s causing it and start your treatment plan.

How is foot pain diagnosed?

Dr. Petkov and the team at Premier Podiatry have some of the most advanced digital X-ray and ultrasound imaging available, so you can usually get a diagnosis right away. Once Dr. Petkov has updated imaging (if needed), he sits down with you and discusses your personal and family medical history, as well as your current symptoms.

If you had an injury, like from playing sports or exercising, he’s going to need to know exactly what you were doing when the injury occurred, too. In some cases, he may even want to observe you walk or stand to get a better understanding of what’s causing your foot pain. By evaluating all of this information, Dr. Petkov can diagnose your condition or injury right in the office.

What is the treatment for foot pain?

Treating foot pain depends, of course, on what’s causing it. For chronic conditions, such as heel spurs, arthritis, or plantar fasciitis, or for minor injuries, you might benefit from:

  • Prescription custom orthotics
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Personalized stretches
  • K-Laser

If you have a severe tear or fracture, or just otherwise aren’t getting relief from conservative measures, it might be time to consider foot surgery. Dr. Petkov has extensive experience in performing minor to complex foot and ankle surgeries, using the most minimally invasive techniques.

The caring team provides comprehensive pre- and postoperative care, so you can expect a full recovery. In many cases, you can return to work the following week and get back to some of your sports or exercise activities in as little as four weeks.

Get relief from foot pain by scheduling an exam at Premier Podiatry. Book your visit online, or call and speak with a team member directly.