Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain services offered in Columbus Circle, New York City, NY and Doylestown, PA

If chronic foot or ankle pain prevents you from walking, running, or other daily activities, an appointment at leading podiatric medicine practice Dr. Daniel Geller can change your life. Daniel Geller, DPM, and the team have more than 20 years of experience with comprehensive foot and ankle care, and provide on-site diagnosis and cutting edge technology and treatments to help you get back on your feet pain free. There are offices in Columbus Circle in New York City and Doylestown, Pennsylvania, so call the one nearest you or book your appointment online now.

Chronic Pain Q & A

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain shows up on most or all days over at least three months. Acute pain, which generally lasts for a few days to a few weeks, is at the opposite end of the spectrum because it goes away and doesn’t return. Acute pain can potentially turn into chronic pain without appropriate treatment. 

What conditions cause chronic pain?

At the office of Dr. Daniel Geller, the team treats chronic pain affecting the feet and ankles. Conditions that often lead to chronic pain include:


A bunion is a misalignment of the big toe joint, leading to a bony bump on the side of the foot, as well as pain and difficulty with mobility.


Hammertoes develop when muscle imbalance in the toes causes a toe to draw up or contract, with the middle joint bent. Hammertoe can be quite painful and often happens alongside bunions.


Neuromas are bundles of nerve tissue that form a lump. They often develop between the third and fourth toes, causing pain when you stand on the ball of your foot.


Bursitis is irritation and swelling within the small sacs that pad the joints. The condition can cause pain in and around any of the 33 joints in the feet. 

Achilles tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis occurs in the long Achilles tendon, which runs down the back of your leg and into your heel. Inflammation in the tendon causes severe pain in the lower back of the leg or around the upper part of the heel.

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis develops when the strip of fibrous tissue covering the sole of your foot grows irritated and inflamed. Tiny tears cause severe heel pain.  

How are chronic foot and ankle pain treated?

The team uses advanced diagnostic equipment like digital X-rays and ultrasound imaging to find the root cause of your chronic pain. They treat that root cause using advanced technologies like: 

  • Custom orthotics
  • Bracing, taping, strapping, or casting
  • Precision medicine injections, like Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Steroid injections
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Exogen® ultrasound bone stimulation
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
  • Surgery 

Call the practice of Dr. Daniel Geller or book your appointment through online scheduling today.