Treatments for Foot/Ankle Injuries and Ailments
Our highly experienced team of professionals possesses a wealth of knowledge and proficiency in diagnosing, managing, and treating a wide range of foot and ankle injuries and ailments. Your foot and ankle form a remarkable and intricate structure, a marvel of natural engineering consisting of bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons all working together seamlessly.
This complex system provides the foot and ankle with a remarkable balance of stability and mobility, allowing for a diverse range of movements essential for daily activities. From simple actions like walking and standing to more intricate motions such as running and jumping, the foot and ankle play a vital role in supporting our body and facilitating movement.
Ankle sprains occur when the ligaments that support the ankle stretch or tear, often resulting from a sudden twist or turn of the foot. Symptoms may include pain, swelling, bruising, instability, and difficulty with weight-bearing.
Achilles tendonitis involves inflammation of the Achilles tendon, the largest tendon in the body that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. It can be caused by overuse, improper footwear, or biomechanical issues, leading to pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited ankle movement.
Plantar fasciitis is a common condition characterized by inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. It is often caused by repetitive strain or improper foot mechanics, resulting in heel pain, especially in the morning or after periods of rest.
Stress fractures are tiny cracks in the bone, commonly seen in athletes or individuals who engage in repetitive high-impact activities. Symptoms may include localized pain, swelling, tenderness, and difficulty with weight-bearing.
Bunions are bony protrusions that develop at the base of the big toe, often resulting from an imbalance in the foot structure or prolonged pressure on the joint. They can cause pain, swelling, redness, and difficulty with wearing certain footwear.