Don’t Let Foot and Ankle Pain Keep You From Your Daily Routines
Foot and Ankle Pain
Because ankles provide support to your leg and foot, they are unfortunately prone to pain and injury. Foot and ankle pain can be mild or severe but should always be checked before the injury gets worse. The orthopedic surgeons at Performance Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine have the experience and training to diagnose and treat the source of foot and ankle pain.
Common Foot & Ankle Injuries
Many Americans suffer from foot and ankle injuries. Common types of injuries include :
- Fractures or Broken Ankles
- Sprains – Stretched or torn ligament(s)
- Strains – Stretched or torn muscles or tendons
- Achilles Tendonitis
Foot & Ankle Fractures
It’s quite common for ankle injuries to happen while playing sports or walking on uneven surfaces. Ankles can be twisted and turned easily in these cases and result in broken bones that can hinder your active, daily life for several months.
Gout is actually a kind of arthritis. Sudden burning pain, swelling in your joint or big toe, and stiffness are all characteristic of attacks of gout. Gout is treatable, though, and our physicians have experience helping gout patients.
Sprains & Strains
With both sprains and strains, patients often experience pain, a limited range of motion, and swelling. Minor sprains and strains may be treated at home, but if you are feeling numb or unable to walk without pain, consult the physicians at Performance Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine for help.
Achilles tendinitis is inflammation in the tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. Though it’s typically a result of a sports injury, overuse or intense exercise can also cause tendinitis. Often, a physical therapy treatment plan will help to relieve the pain.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Post-Traumatic Arthritis
Osteoarthritis occurs when cartilage becomes worn and frayed and your ankles experience more swelling, pain, and inflammation. Normally this condition worsens over time and with age.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a complicated inflammatory disease that can affect the foot or ankle in which one’s immune system destroys cartilage.
Normally this type of arthritis happens after a foot or ankle injury like a fracture, sprain, or ligament injury. It can sometimes develop many years after an injury.
Whether conservative treatment options or surgical treatment options, our orthopedic surgeons can provide you with the best treatment course following a proper examination.
Our orthopedic specialties include:
- Hand & Wrist
Schedule Treatment for Foot and Ankle Pain
Contact Performance Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine today schedule an appointment for your foot and ankle pain: (214) 705-2861