Foot And Ankle Pain Specialist

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Regenerative Orthopaedics and Spine Institute

Spine & Orthopedics located in Stockbridge, GA & Griffin, GA

Foot and ankle pain can significantly restrict your ability to stay active. Such pain reduces your quality of life. At Regenerative Orthopaedics and Spine Institute in Stockbridge and Griffin, Georgia, orthopedic specialists offer a variety of foot and ankle treatments to speed up healing, ease discomfort, and improve your mobility. Call the office nearest you to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Foot and Ankle Pain Q & A

What is foot and ankle pain?

Foot or ankle pain is an uncomfortable feeling in your foot and ankle, which is the joint connecting your lower leg to your foot. Lower limb pain can feel like:

  • Sharp or stabbing pain
  • Dull aching pain
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Burning

You can also experience symptoms including:

  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Warmth
  • Redness
  • Reduced range of motion

If your pain is severe or ongoing, see the Regenerative Orthopaedics and Spine Institute team for an evaluation.

What causes foot and ankle pain?

Many things can contribute to foot and ankle pain. Examples include:

  • Sprains or strains
  • Fractures
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Tendon ruptures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bunions
  • Bone spurs
  • Joint inflammation
  • Corns or calluses
  • Diabetes
  • Nerve problems
  • Flat feet
  • Tumors
  • Arthritis
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Having a chronic disease, being overweight, cutting, jumping, sprinting, playing sports, or walking on uneven surfaces can increase your risk of foot and ankle pain. Wearing shoes that fit poorly can also cause discomfort.

How does my doctor diagnose the cause of my pain?

To find out what’s causing foot and ankle pain, your specialist discusses your symptoms and medical history. They examine your feet, ankles, and legs and evaluate the way you walk. Your provider can also move your foot or ankle around in various positions.

Blood tests along with an X-ray, MRI, or another imaging procedure help your orthopedic specialist make a final diagnosis and develop an effective treatment.

What are common foot and ankle pain treatments?

Common foot and ankle treatments your provider can recommend include:

Home remedies

Things you can do at home to reduce pain and speed up healing include icing your foot and ankle, resting it, and using a compression bandage or brace. Wearing shoes that fit correctly can also help.

Custom orthotics

Wearing orthotics (custom-fitted shoe inserts) can improve the way your feet feel when you walk and reduce the risk of further problems.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy is a natural way to enhance the healing of an injury and reduce ongoing pain.

Injections

Regenerative Orthopaedics and Spine Institute offers many kinds of injections, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP), stem cell, steroid, and epidural injections to speed up healing and reduce foot and ankle pain.

Fracture care

Fracture care consists of resetting a broken bone and wearing a brace or cast until the bone fully heals.

Surgery

In severe tissue breakdown or a foot and ankle injury, your Regenerative Orthopaedics and Spine Institute specialist can do minor surgery to remove, repair, or replace damaged tissues.

Don't live with ongoing or severe foot and ankle pain when simple pain-relieving treatments are within reach at Regenerative Orthopaedics and Spine Institute. Call the office nearest you to schedule an appointment or book one online today.