Our daily lives require us to move effectively from one place to another, so when your mobility is limited due to an ankle injury or foot pain, it can have a negative impact on your quality of life.
Each foot contains 28 bones, 30 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. Without all the parts working optimally, the result can be foot pain and diminished ability to stand, walk and run.
Fortunately, if you’re experiencing foot pain, help is available.
Foot Pain Treatment
Just as there are hundreds of different components in your feet, there are many different types of injuries and conditions affecting the feet.
Regardless of the cause of your discomfort and diminished mobility, our team of ankle and foot specialists offer the services you need to get you back on your feet. We provide care for a full spectrum of ankle and foot injuries, including:
- Achilles tendinitis
- Heel spurs
- Morton’s neuroma
- Torn muscles, ligaments and tendons
To determine the cause of your foot pain, a foot specialist will take a medical history, review your symptoms and perform a physical exam, paying particular attention to the affected area and its range of motion.
From there, the foot doctor will determine the underlying injury or medical condition and make a recommendation about the best treatment options for your individual situation. Foot pain treatment may include splinting, casting, over-the-counter and prescription medications, physical therapy and even surgery in some cases.
Ankle Replacement Surgery
If you experience ankle pain that doesn’t resolve with conservative treatment or is chronic in nature, ankle joint replacement may be an option.
During this type of joint replacement, an ankle specialist replaces the diseased or dysfunctional ankle joint with an artificial one to ease pain and stiffness and restore your quality of life and mobility.
Relief for foot pain may be just a step away. Call 480-558-3744 to schedule an appointment.
Sources: Arthritis Foundation, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons