Foot & Ankle Pain

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Treatment Options

Diagnostic:

  • Ultrasound
  • Review of radiological studies (x-rays, MRI, etc.)

Injections:

  • Diagnostic (anesthetic only)
  • Joint Aspiration (draining fluid)
  • Steroid
  • Viscosupplementation (hyaluronic acid) Gel
  • Prolotherapy
  • Regenerative Medicine

Manual Medicine:

  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM)

Rehabilitation:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Regenerative Rehabilitation
  • Home Exercise Program
  • Lifestyle Modifications

Our Approach

  • Explore the conditions that led to your symptoms.
  • Understand the way your symptoms have manifested an individualized change in the quality of life (movements, activities, hobbies or tasks that have been affected).
  • Use advanced technology such as ultrasound to diagnose the affected region.
  • Formulate an evidence-based, customized treatment plan based on available injection therapies coupled with a discussion of risks, benefits, and prognosis for each.
  • Perform precision ultrasound-guided injection.
  • Provide a comprehensive rehabilitation program that may include physical therapy and/or home exercise program.
  • Recommend lifestyle modifications, adjustments and long-term strategies to avoid reinjury and promote tendon health.

Find relief from pain today.

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The foot and ankle is a complicated body region comprised of a complex array of small bones and soft tissue structures that collectively are aligned to help us ambulate efficiently. Movements such as standing, jumping, walking, jogging, or running apply different mechanical stresses through the foot and ankle region. The foot and ankle rely on various structures such as ligaments, connective tissue (fascia) and tendons to provide stability and support when engaging in these activities. In addition, various nerves and blood vessels also traverse the foot and ankle region and can be sources of pain.

Foot and ankle pain can present as a result of injury or degeneration of one or more of these structures. Often with chronic injuries, foot mechanics can be altered to the point where one is at risk of damaging other structures.

Pain at the foot and ankle can also be misleading in that the pain source can actually be somewhere outside the region completely. Examples include a pinched nerve in the back (lumbar radiculopathy), neuropathy, blood vessel problem (vascular disease), referred from the hip or knee or reflect a degenerated or inflamed structure (tendon, ligament or bursa), to name a few. Related issues such as flat feet or poor footwear can aggravate foot and ankle pain and problems and should be addressed.

A thorough history of symptoms is very helpful to help determine the likely diagnosis and development of an effective treatment plan for foot and ankle pain.

Common Sources of Foot and Ankle Pain:

  • Achilles Tendon Pain/Problem
  • Ankle Injury/Sprain
  • Ankle Pain/Problem
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Bunion
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Compression Fracture
  • Foot Drop
  • Foot Pain/Problem
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Haglund’s Syndrome
  • Heel Pain
  • Joint Inflammation
  • Joint Injuries
  • Joint Pain/Problem
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Pain/Problem
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Mobility Problems
  • Movement Disorder
  • Muscle Disorder/Myopathy
  • Muscle Injury
  • Muscle Pain/Problem
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Tear
  • Muscle Weakness/Palsy
  • Neuropathy
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Compression
  • Nerve Injury
  • Occupational Injury
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Spasticity
  • Sports Injury
  • Tendinitis