At Lakeland Foot and Ankle, our professionals offer personalized care for our patients’ foot and ankle-related discomfort and injuries. Our doctors go to great lengths to listen to our patients and focus on their needs. We will discuss test results, present treatment choices, and answer any questions or concerns. We do our best to use non-surgical treatments to make sure surgery is the last option.
The most common sites of foot pain are in the heel and ankle.
The feet are made up of twenty-six bones and more than thirty-three joints arrayed in ways that vary in stiffness and elasticity. The feet support the weight of the body and, therefore, are predisposed to pain and discomfort. Numerous general issues can occur in this elaborate foot structure.
Heel pain can be caused by several issues, including heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, and tendinitis. The discomfort felt in the ankle can be an indication of a sprain, nerve compression, arthritis, weakness, or an ankle fracture. In severe cases, pain can be a manifestation of incorrect alignment. Foot pain can include other symptoms, such as inflammation, stiffness, and a reddening of the impacted area. It is essential to visit a healthcare professional if foot pain and its accompanying symptoms continue and do not improve over time.
Although some conditions heal on their own and may not necessitate surgery, it is not a good idea to ignore continuous pain and distress in the foot or ankle. Problems can be corrected faster when they are diagnosed early.