The foot and ankle form a complex mosaic of interconnected ligaments, bones, and tissues. Its structure includes bigger bones like the tibia - which connects your leg to your foot - to the small outer phalanges that make up your pinky toes. Your foot and ankle also contain nerves, tendons, muscles all to help give you the ability to be mobile.
Most people will experience foot or ankle pain in their life that can limit mobility and quality of life. While some conditions or injuries will clearly require a visit to a foot and ankle specialist, other problems may not be so obvious. If you experience any of the following symptoms of foot pain, you should schedule an appointment with a Resurgens physician:
- A serious injury such as a sprain or broken bone
- Any pain in the foot or lower leg
- An abnormal growth
- Discomfort when standing for more than a few minutes
- Changes in how your foot or ankle looks, such as color or swelling
- The onset of a medical condition such as poor circulation or diabetes
If you experience chronic pain, joint swelling, or other discomforts that interfere with your daily routine, it is imperative to see a medical professional. Schedule an appointment with a board-certified fellowship-trained Resurgens physician today.
What Causes Foot and Ankle Pain?
There are many activities and conditions that cause foot and ankle pain. While it is difficult to assess the specific cause without a thorough diagnosis, pain can generally be the result of genetic irregularity, overuse, infection, and direct injury.
Foot and ankle pain conditions include issues like Achilles tendon issues, osteoarthritis, gout, and joint inflammation. Every circumstance is unique and requires a treatment plan tailored to promote healing for your specific condition.
How Resurgens Diagnoses Foot and Ankle Pain
At Resurgens we understand that there is no universal cure. That's why we work one-on-one with patients to develop an effective treatment plan. But without a proper diagnosis, we can't start the treatment process.
Accurately assessing your issue is essential for diagnosing and treating foot and ankle pain. The Resurgens Foot and Ankle Center uses state-of-the-art technology and offers the latest in imaging and diagnostics testing, including CT scans, MRI scans, EMG, and nerve conduction studies.
At Resurgens, we use sophisticated radiology imaging operated by certified technologists and radiologists, who have been vetted with extensive training in imaging techniques. Our physiatry experts can also perform electrodiagnostic testing to determine where your injury is located.
Non-Surgical Solutions for Foot and Ankle Pain
Treatment solutions vary depending on the location and severity of your specific condition. It is the goal of our physicians to provide treatment options that work for your lifestyle and situation.
From in-office procedures to specialized therapy, your issue can often be treated without surgery. Your doctor may recommend treatment plans such as foot/ankle injections, custom orthotics, and rehabilitation. Learn more about our non-surgical foot and ankle treatment solutions.
Surgical Solutions for Foot and Ankle Pain
Severe foot and ankle conditions may require a surgical solution. Resurgens Foot and Ankle Center surgeons perform thorough evaluations to ensure conservative treatment has been attempted prior to surgical intervention.
In the case that surgery is needed, our team of experts is trained in the latest surgical techniques. Learn more about the foot and ankle procedures offered at Resurgens.