Foot and Ankle
The muscles and joints in your feet and ankles are always at work. But if you’ve been feeling pain and discomfort when you stand, walk, run, or jump, the orthopedic specialists in our Foot and Ankle Center can help you feel better.
Our providers receive ongoing education to specifically treat conditions affecting the foot and ankle, including trauma, fractures, arthritis, and tendon or nerve injuries. We’ll help you restore the use of your feet and ankles with the treatment that’s right for you.
About Common Foot and Ankle Conditions
We often see patients with these common injuries:
Achilles Tendon Injury–A strain or rupture caused by an overstressed tendon or a direct blow to the calf, ankle, or foot.
Overuse Injuries–Stress fractures and muscle strains resulting from excessive training.
Shin Splints–Stress fractures caused by overtraining or poorly fitting shoes. The pain is located in the front of the shin bone.
Other common foot conditions:
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Ankle Instability
- Ankle Sprains
- Athletes Foot
- Diabetic Foot
- Diabetic Neuropathy and Peripheral Nerve Surgery
- Foot and Ankle Arthritis
- Foot and Ankle Fractures
- Foot Deformity
- Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Peripheral Neuropathy and Nerve Compression Syndrome
- Posterior Tibial Tendon Tear
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tendon Injury
Request an appointment with one of our foot and ankle specialists today if you’re experiencing symptoms of any of these foot or ankle problems.
Evaluation and Treatment
Our foot and ankle specialists will develop a personal treatment plan with goals to help you make a full recovery. In cases involving cerebral palsy, stroke, head injury and other neuromuscular problems, your condition may require a non-invasive GAIT analysis. This test can be done right within our clinic and helps us precisely identify any underlying causes when it comes to walking abnormalities.
Based on our assessment, your treatment may include (but is not limited to):
- Bio-mechanical support/therapy
- Surgical treatment of foot and ankle
- Ankle Joint Replacement
- Treatment for pediatric foot deformities
- Treatment for trauma injuries
- Sports injury treatment
- Chronic deformities treatment
- Orthotic and brace fitting
- Surgery and Other Treatments
If surgery is a viable option, our surgeons will help you understand why a procedure is recommended and how it’s done. We’ll also guide you through the rehabilitation process, which will be tailored to help you recover as quickly as possible.
Ankle arthroscopy helps us diagnose and treat problems inside the joint. It requires fewer and smaller incisions, and allows us to accurately diagnose problems. And because it’s minimally invasive, you’ll experience a faster recovery time with less scarring and pain.
Sclerosis injection is used to treat nerve pain and scar therapy.
We also offer other specialized surgical and non-surgical techniques:
- Deformity reconstruction
- Diabetic foot and ankle care
- Toenail disorder treatment
- Surgical replacement of cartilage
Contact us if you’d like to learn more about our treatments for feet and ankle injuries, or request an appointment with one of our specialists.
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