Whatever the cause, this type of pain can be debilitating and affect every aspect of daily living. Therefore, it's important to determine the cause of a patient's pain and administer treatment as quickly as possible to prevent further damage. Injury, degeneration, or infection to the foot and ankle joint may cause the following symptoms: burning pain, instability, numbness, tingling, redness, swelling, weakness, thickened or rough skin, and a change in gait. The specialists at AFC Physical Medicine & Chiropractic Centers may recommend a number of therapies to minimize a patient's pain and maximize their range of motion. For example, physical therapy, trigger point therapy, and massage therapy may all be utilized to help relieve pain and discomfort in the foot and ankle.