Foot and ankle pain

Foot And Ankle Problems

Consisting of 26 bones, 33 joints and many muscles, tendons and ligaments, the foot and ankle provide balance and stability to the body.

Types of foot and ankle problems

Common ankle conditions include:

  • Achilles tendinitis and tendinosis
  • Broken ankle
  • Sprained ankle
  • High ankle sprain
  • Osteochondral lesion
  • Chronic lateral ankle pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ligament tear

Common foot conditions include:

  • Diabetic foot
  • Flat feet
  • Lisfranc injury
  • Metatarsalgia foot pain
  • Stress fracture
  • Broken heel bone (calcaneus)
  • Heel pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Plantar fibroma and fibromatosis

Common toe conditions include:

  • Bunions
  • Corns and calluses
  • Hallux rigidus
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Hammertoe
  • Toe fractures

Treat foot and ankle conditions with care

Because there are so many working parts in each, a “cure all” treatment for feet, ankles or toes does not exist. Orthopedic specialists consider all the symptoms, following up with advanced diagnostic tools, to determine how to approach any treatment plan.

Just a “simple” fracture may not be very simple with so many moving parts working together in the feet, ankles and toes. A broken bone could appear in the heel (calcaneus), the ankle joint, arch, foot bone and/or toes. Fixing the broken bone could be affected by other problems in nearby ligaments and tendons. Some traumatic injuries may divert blood flow to the injured bone, making the area slower to heal.

Your next steps to stop foot and ankle pain

To achieve maximum mobility, you must consult an orthopedic specialist for your foot and ankle issues.

Call Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital – Arlington at 1.855.41.ORTHO to make an appointment, and finally rid yourself of foot and ankle pain.

Discuss all possible treatment options

Your doctor will discuss the best treatment options for your situation. Some of the most common foot and ankle treatments are:

  • Ankle fusion
  • Ankle joint replacement
  • Arthroscopic (minimally invasive) ankle surgery
  • Lateral ankle ligament reconstruction
  • Ankle fixation
  • Debridement of Achilles tendon
  • Tightrope fixation
  • Achilles suture bridge
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
  • Plantar fascia release
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