Conditions We Treat
Ankle and foot pain
Ankle and foot pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including injury, overuse, and medical conditions. Here are some common causes and treatments for ankle and foot pain:
1. Plantar fasciitis: This is a condition in which the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes, becomes inflamed, causing pain in the heel or arch of the foot.
2. Achilles tendinitis: This is inflammation of the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. It is often caused by overuse or repetitive motion. Symptoms include pain and stiffness in the back of the ankle.
3. Sprained ankle: This is a common injury that occurs when the ligaments in the ankle become stretched or torn. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and difficulty walking.
4. Gout: This is a type of arthritis that occurs when uric acid crystals build up in the joints, causing pain and inflammation. Gout often affects the big toe joint, but can also affect other joints in the foot and ankle. Treatment may involve medication, such as anti-inflammatory drugs or urate-lowering drugs, or lifestyle changes to manage gout symptoms.
5. Neuropathy: This is a condition in which the nerves that control sensation in the feet become damaged, causing pain, numbness, and tingling in the feet and toes. Treatment may involve managing the underlying cause of neuropathy, such as diabetes or nerve damage due to injury or infection.
6. Complex Regional pain syndrome.
7. Neurological Conditions