Foot Pain Specialist

Karen Wasserman, DPM -  - Podiatrist

Karen Wasserman, DPM

Podiatrist located in Dallas, TX

If you struggle with daily foot pain, you need expert care. Karen Wasserman, DPM, offers top-quality podiatric care to patients throughout the Dallas, Texas, area. Dr. Wasserman is a skilled podiatrist with many years' experience. She gets to the root of the problem to identify the source of your foot pain and creates a customized treatment plan. Dr. Wasserman helps patients explore conservative, non-surgical solutions for foot pain. Call Dr. Wasserman and her team to schedule an appointment, or book online today.

Foot Pain Q & A

What are the symptoms of foot pain?

Your feet are complex structures that consist of bones, ligaments, and tendons. If one of these structures isn't working well, you may develop nagging foot pain. Foot pain can be sharp or dull. Some patients may experience chronic pain, while others have symptoms that come and go. 

Dr. Wasserman can help find the source of your symptoms. First, she performs a thorough evaluation to identify foot and ankle problems. Next, she creates a customized treatment plan.

What causes foot pain?

Foot pain can result from:

  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Torn ligaments
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Bone spurs
  • Tendon problems
  • Arch problems

Some cases of foot pain have a link to infections. You may develop nagging foot pain if you have warts, ingrown toenails, or athlete's foot. Infections often get worse without treatment, so prompt care is essential. Dr. Wasserman can prescribe medication to clear up a stubborn infection. 

Patients with arthritis and diabetes are at an increased risk for foot pain. If you have a chronic condition and you develop foot pain, call the office of Karen Wasserman, DPM, right away. Your symptoms may be a sign of an underlying health problem.

How is foot pain treated?

Your treatment options depend on what's causing your pain. If you have an injury, Dr. Wasserman may recommend a cast or splint. These devices keep your foot immobile while it heals. 

Infectious diseases may require medication. You might need to take oral medications or apply a foot cream to clear an infection. If you have warts or ingrown toenails, you may also need a simple in-office procedure. 

If your pain results from a structural issue, custom orthotics can help. Orthotics are devices that fit into your shoes. They adjust the alignment of your foot, providing arch support, and correcting gait problems. Many patients find that orthotics resolve their chronic foot pain.

Dr. Wasserman is one of the few providers in Dallas to offer Multi Radiance 4™, a unique treatment for foot pain. Multi Radiance 4 is a super-pulsed laser that can quickly resolve chronic foot pain.

Do I need surgery for foot pain?

Dr. Wasserman understands that many patients prefer to avoid surgery. That's why she opts for conservative treatments as a first-line option. But if your foot pain doesn't respond to these treatments, you may need surgery.

Dr. Wasserman provides in-depth care before and after your procedure. She delivers the services you need to make a complete recovery. No matter what's causing your symptoms, Dr. Wasserman offers ongoing support to resolve the problem.

Let Karen Wasserman, DPM, help you find solutions for your foot pain. Call Dr. Wasserman and her team to schedule an appointment, or book online today.