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FOOT & ANKLE
 

Our team of experienced foot and ankle orthopedic surgeons are experts in helping to alleviate pain and discomfort, as well as identifying care management options.

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Foot and ankle pain is a common condition that affects many individuals and can significantly impact mobility and quality of life. It refers to discomfort or pain experienced in the foot and ankle region, including the joints, bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles in this area.

There are several common causes of foot and ankle pain:

Sprains and strains: Ankle sprains occur when the ligaments that support the ankle joint are stretched or torn, often due to a sudden twisting or rolling motion. Strains refer to overstretching or tearing of muscles or tendons in the foot and ankle. These injuries can result in pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty walking.

Plantar fasciitis: This condition involves inflammation of the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot and connects the heel to the toes. Plantar fasciitis typically causes heel pain, particularly in the morning or after periods of rest.

Achilles tendonitis: The Achilles tendon, located at the back of the ankle, can become inflamed due to overuse or repetitive stress. Achilles tendonitis often leads to pain and stiffness in the lower calf and heel area.

Stress fractures: Stress fractures are tiny cracks or breaks in the bones of the foot or ankle, often caused by repetitive impact activities like running or jumping. They can cause localized pain, swelling, and tenderness.

Bunions: A bunion is a bony bump that forms at the base of the big toe, causing the joint to become misaligned. This can result in pain, swelling, redness, and difficulty wearing certain shoes.

Morton's neuroma: Morton's neuroma is a thickening of the tissue around the nerves leading to the toes, typically between the third and fourth toes. It can cause sharp, burning pain, tingling, or numbness in the affected area.

Arthritis: Various types of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, can affect the joints in the foot and ankle. Arthritis causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and reduced range of motion.

Treatment for foot and ankle pain depends on the underlying cause and severity of the condition. It may include rest, ice or heat therapy, physical therapy, orthotics or supportive footwear, pain medications, and exercises to improve strength and flexibility. In some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to correct structural issues or address severe conditions.

If you experience persistent or worsening foot and ankle pain, it is recommended to seek medical evaluation.

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