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Your feet and ankles are complex systems that provide stability, carry the weight of your entire body, and support almost everything you do. Injuries to the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, or ligaments in your feet or ankles can make everyday activities unbearable, limit mobility, and affect your quality of life.

What Causes Foot and Ankle Pain?

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:

  • Achilles injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Clubfoot
  • Flat foot
  • Fractures
  • Hammer toe
  • High arches
  • Plantar fasciitis or heel pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendinitis

What are the Symptoms of Foot and Ankle Conditions?

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.

How is Foot and Ankle Pain Diagnosed?

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.

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Foot and Ankle Pain Treatment Options

Depending on your diagnosis and symptoms, many therapies are available for treating foot and ankle pain.

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Our Approach to 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.

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