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Pain or discomfort in your feet or ankles is often the result of trauma like fractures, sprains, or general overuse. Determining the underlying cause of your pain is vital for effective treatment and getting you back on your feet. Our team of orthopedic specialists treat the full spectrum of foot and ankle conditions, including:
Common types of foot and ankle pain include:
Symptoms of foot and ankle conditions can vary, depending on your diagnosis. Identifying your symptoms is essential for early intervention and effective treatment. Symptoms of an orthopedic injury in the feet or ankles may include persistent pain or discomfort, deformity, swelling, redness or warmth around the affected area, numbness, and tingling sensations. You may also experience difficulty walking or bearing weight on the affected foot or ankle, a limited range of motion, and instability.
Inspira’s orthopedic specialists diagnose foot and ankle pain with a physical exam where they ask about your symptoms, check your feet and ankles for signs of swelling, redness or discomfort, and assess your range of motion. Your doctor may also order diagnostic tests, including X-rays for a clear view of your bones and imaging tests such as magnetic resonance imaging scans (MRIs) or computed tomography (CT) scans for a detailed look at your soft tissue and/or bones. Your doctor may also order a blood test to help identify or rule out underlying inflammatory or autoimmune conditions.
Depending on your diagnosis and symptoms, many therapies are available for treating foot and ankle pain.
At Inspira, our goal is to help you get back on your feet safely and return to your regular routine. Whether you’re dealing with a sports injury or a chronic condition, our team of orthopedic specialists offers a full continuum of care, from diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation. With minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery options, you can recover faster and reduce the risk of complications.
Not all foot and ankle conditions are preventable. However, you can minimize your risk of foot and ankle pain by wearing appropriate footwear, maintaining a healthy weight, practicing proper foot care, and avoiding activities that put excessive stress on your feet and ankles.
The recovery time varies depending on the type of procedure you’re undergoing and your overall health. Before your surgery, your orthopedic care team will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions with information on recovery and are available for support throughout the entire process.
Talk to your doctor if you have persistent or worsening pain in your feet or ankles, difficulty walking, or notice any unusual symptoms. They can assess your condition and refer you to an orthopedic specialist. Early intervention is key for preventing complications and improving treatment outcomes.
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