Your feet support the weight of your whole body and play a vital role in your life by providing both balance and mobility. When you experience pain in your feet or ankles, simple tasks like grocery shopping and walking around your home can become intolerable and hinder the quality of your life. For years, South Shore Orthopedics has been helping patients treat foot and ankle pain as well as their underlying causes.
Causes of Foot and Ankle Pain
Foot and ankle pain can be caused by a number of conditions. At South Shore Orthopedics, we often see patients who are suffering from foot and ankle pain because of one of the following conditions:
- Achilles Tendonitis: Most of the time, Achilles tendonitis occurs due to overuse injuries by athletes where the tendon that attaches the calf muscles to the heel becomes painful.
- Arthritis: Arthritis in the feet occurs when the protective cartilage surrounding the joints breaks down and leads to pain, inflammation, and stiffness.
- Fracture: A fracture or broken bone can trigger foot and ankle pain.
- Plantar Fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis causes pain under the heel due to an inflammation of a thick tissue band that connects the heel bone to the toes.
- Turf Toe: A sprain to the ligaments that surround the big toe joint is referred to as turf toe.
- Bunions: A bunion is often hereditary but may be the result of wearing tight shoes. It is a deformity in which a bony bump forms on the joint at the base of the big toe.
- Morton’s Neuroma: Morton’s neuroma is a non-cancerous growth of nerve tissue that typically develops between the third and fourth toes.
Treating Foot and Ankle Pain
At South Shore Orthopedics, we pride ourselves on our individualized approach to care so that we can provide you with a treatment option that is ideal for your particular situation. Instead of resorting to surgical treatments, we prescribe conservative measures first. These conservative treatments may include cold and heat, casts, splints and braces, prescription medications, joint and ligament injections, and physical therapy.
Our orthopedic specialist may also recommend appropriate shoes for your specific foot type. If conservative treatments prove to be ineffective, one of the foot and ankle surgeries listed below may be a viable option.
Foot and Ankle Surgeries:
- Ankle Arthroscopy
- Corrective Surgery for Bunions
- Ligament, Tendon, and Cartilage Surgery
- Bone Fracture Repair
- Joint Realignment
Contact South Shore Orthopedics Today
South Shore Orthopedics understands how debilitating it can be to cope with ongoing pain and discomfort in the foot and ankle. Therefore, we are committed to helping you find relief from the pain through compassionate care and personalized treatment plans. If you are suffering from foot or ankle pain, contact our office today.