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Feeling a Pebble in Your Shoe?

Pebble in Your Shoe- What is That Feeling

If you are feeling as if there is a pebble in your shoe, there may not literally be a rock in there, but there is real reason for the pain. Often when patients describe the feeling of foot pain, as if from a pebble within their shoes, or discomfort caused by wrinkled up socks, they are actually suffering from pain due to the presence of neuromas or fibromas. Yet, there is no reason to put up with the pain–all you have to do is visit our doctors at the Beaver Valley Foot Clinic!

-Identify Causes of Foot Pain, and Eliminate the Source

Foot pain can be caused by basic over exertion with daily and over-use, or can emanate from other, more serious issues. Be it plantar fasciitis (heel pain) or warts, fibromas (the most common, benign of foot tumors), neuromas (stemming from a pinched nerve in the foot), no matter the cause of your foot pain, our doctors at the Beaver Valley Foot Clinic are here to treat your discomforts as quickly, affordably and as pain-free as possible. We accurately identify and professionally treat your foot pain, with sincere care. Not only that, even though we are among a board certified surgeon, we leave surgical treatments of foot pain for only severe cases, as a very last resort.

Foot Pain Home Remedies

Foot pain can be a very discomforting experience, and it can have a significant impact on your daily life. Fortunately, there are several home remedies that can help alleviate foot pain. Here are some effective remedies that you can try:

Epsom salt soak:

Epsom salt contains magnesium, which can help reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Soak your feet in a warm Epsom salt bath for 20 minutes to help soothe sore muscles and reduce swelling.

Ice pack:

If your foot pain is due to an injury or swelling, applying an ice pack can help reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Wrap a towel around a pack of ice and apply it to the affected area for 15-20 minutes, several times a day.


Massaging your feet can help improve circulation, reduce tension, and relieve pain. Use your thumbs to apply pressure to the arch of your foot, the ball of your foot, and the heel. You can also use a tennis ball or a frozen water bottle to roll under your foot.

Stretching exercises:

Stretching exercises can help improve flexibility and reduce foot pain. Sit on the floor and stretch your legs out in front of you. Use a towel or a yoga strap to gently pull your toes towards your body. Hold for 15-30 seconds and release. Repeat several times.


Turmeric contains curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory properties. Add a teaspoon of turmeric powder to a cup of warm milk and drink it before bed to help relieve foot pain.


Ginger also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce pain and swelling. Make a ginger tea by boiling fresh ginger in water for 10-15 minutes. Strain and drink the tea while it’s still warm.

In conclusion, these home remedies can be helpful in relieving foot pain. However, if your foot pain persists or becomes severe, it is advisable to consult a medical professional for further evaluation and treatment.

Pebble in Your Shoe

-Cryotherapy Treatment, Rather than Surgery

Since we do not agree with surgery as a first resort for treatment, our team makes use of Cryotherapy for the treatment of several issues, include those discussed above. This method of treatment enables our patients to have an in-and-out visit, leaving the same day as treatment. It involves a localizing and freezing of the nerve associated with the pain, and has been around since the 1960’s for several different treatment uses. This is done with a Cryopac machine, utilizing extremely cold temperatures to cause demyelinization of the sheath around the nerve, decreasing its ability to transmit pan signals.

Since Cryotherapy is not a fully invasive surgical procedure, you’ll be leaving with only a Band-Aid and severely less pain afterward. Our success rate is about 92%! Also, cryotherapy is covered by most insurance companies! It is a treatment that’s a relief to you, your feet and your wallet.

-Dr. Teimouri: Leading Podiatrist of Pittsburgh Area

Dr. Teimouri is one of only a few podiatrists in the city to receive advanced training and certification in Cryotherapy for foot use. In so, she is raising the bar in the Pittsburgh area, and chose to do so with the Beaver Valley Foot Clinic. Dr. Teimouri and the rest of our phenomenal staff take care of your foot pain, with certified skill, care and expertise, while leaving surgery as an absolute last resort. Contact us today by giving us a call, or stopping by for a visit to get more information and schedule an appointment. There is no reason to put up with foot pain–all you have to do is visit our doctors at the Beaver Valley Foot Clinic!