Every day, your feet and ankles propel you through life, which is remarkable given their size relative to your body. But even the toughest feet and ankles can succumb to injury or degenerative conditions, leaving you with foot and ankle pain that limits your mobility. At 7 Springs Orthopedics, the expert team understands the complexities of foot and ankle pain and work until their patients find relief.
The most common conditions that lead to foot pain include:
- Pediatric conditions (including gait abnormality, tendonitis, overuse injuries)
- Pediatric fracture care
- Foot sprain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Flat feet
- Peroneal tendonitis
- Morton’s neuroma
- Toe/foot fracture
- Stress fracture
- Heel fracture
- Hallux rigidus
- Ganglion cyst
The most common conditions that lead to ankle pain include:
- Lateral malleolus fracture
- Medial malleolus fracture
- Ankle sprain
- High ankle sprain
- Posterior tibialis
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- OCD (osteochondral defect or osteochondral dissecans)
- Achilles tendinitis
- Achilles tear/rupture
- Calf strain
- Ganglion cyst
Foot and ankle pain symptoms can include:
- Pediatric limping
- Limited range of motion
- Swelling, stiffness
- Inability to bear weight
- Skin changes
All locations of 7 Springs Orthopedics are equipped with on-site imaging, as well as casting and bracing services. After a thorough evaluation and diagnostic imaging, your provider comes up with a treatment plan that will relieve your pain and restore your mobility as quickly as possible.
While every treatment plan is individualized, your provider may turn to one or more of the following, depending upon the underlying cause of your foot or ankle pain:
- RICE — rest, ice, compression, and elevation
- Corticosteroid injections
- Casting, boots, and/or crutches
- Physical therapy
- Regenerative medicine
If your foot or ankle pain requires surgery, rest assured that 7 Springs Orthopedics has highly capable orthopedic surgeons on staff who use the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques to get you back up and moving again as soon as is prudent.
What is the Anatomy of the Foot and Ankle?
Incredibly, your feet contain a full one-quarter of your bones (26 in each), in addition to:
- 19 muscles
- 107 ligaments
- 33 joints
Given the complexity of these structures, it should come as no surprise that 75% of people in the United States experience foot pain at some point in their lives.
Your ankles are far less complicated, comprised of just three bones — your tibia, fibula, and talus — as well as your Achilles tendon and supporting muscles and ligaments. Still, their role in your mobility is paramount, so when something compromises their ability to function properly, you’re left with limited mobility.
To get back on your feet, call your nearest 7 Springs Orthopedics or request an appointment using our online booking tool.