Foot and ankle pain is one of the main reasons people seek out orthopedic care. Conditions such as diabetes or ill-fitting shoes can cause serious complications which must be treated immediately.
What Type of Doctor Should You See for Foot or Ankle Pain?
treat the full range of foot and ankle problems, including any pain or discomfort from foot abnormalities. If you suffer from vascular, renal or diabetes-related conditions, your feet may be affected as well. We offer preventative screenings for all diabetic patients, as well as extensive ulcer care.
If you are in search of a pediatric foot and ankle specialist, you should visit our pediatric orthopedic specialists
. Our specially trained pediatric orthopedic staff is committed to the total care of your child's orthopedic problems, from the simplest fractures to the most complex congenital anomalies.
Common Foot and Ankle Conditions
Common toe conditions include bunions
and hammer toes
. These conditions can be treated with corrective footwear, orthotics or surgery.
Foot and ankle Injuries
Pain or discomfort can be felt anywhere in the foot, including the heel, toes, arch, instep, sole or ankles. Foot and ankle injuries are common during sports activities, and can often result in ankle fractures, stress fractures, shin splints
and toe fractures.
A common complaint for foot or ankle pain is arthritis. Caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or post-traumatic arthritis, cartilage in the affected joint wears down. This causes pain and inflammation, which reduces a person's mobility. Our foot and ankle specialists provide a variety of medication and non-operative therapies, as well as surgical options treat patients suffering from arthritis.
As a result of high blood sugar (known as hyperglycemia), many diabetic patients have cell and nerve damage. This can cause a loss of feeling in the extremities, leaving diabetics at a higher risk for foot injuries, calluses and cuts which if left untreated can lead to infections further complications. A diabetic foot and ankle specialist provides ulcer care, as well as limb salvage options.