Foot and ankle pain can affect mobility and make it difficult to do the things you normally do. If you are dealing with foot or ankle pain, we can help. In Bellefontaine, Springfield, and London, OH, foot and ankle pain treatments are available at Complete Foot & Ankle Specialists. Our highly skilled podiatrists, Dr. Eric Anderson, Dr. Richard Jennings, and Dr. Melitta Simmons, can diagnose and treat the cause of your foot or ankle pain.
Causes of Foot Pain
Foot pain can have many different causes, from an acute injury to a chronic condition that developed gradually over time due to repeated stress on the feet. Some foot conditions that often cause pain include:
Bunions: A bony protrusion on the side of the foot is often caused by a dislocated big toe joint. Pain and inflammation can develop when bunions rub against the interior of the shoes.
Plantar Fasciitis: A condition in which the plantar fascia tissue along the bottom of the foot becomes inflamed. Pain is usually felt at the bottom of the heel, as well as along the arch of the foot.
Achilles Tendinitis: A condition in which the Achilles tendon that connects the calf muscle to the heel bone becomes strained or inflamed. Pain is usually felt at the back of the heel.
Heel Spurs: Bony growths on the bottom of the heel are caused by calcium deposits.
Fractures: A fractured or broken bone in the foot can cause pain.
Morton’s Neuroma: A condition in which there is a thickening of the tissue surrounding the nerve that leads to the toes. Pain can be felt in the ball of the foot.
Causes of Ankle Pain
In addition to foot pain and discomfort, certain types of injuries and conditions can lead to pain in the ankle. One common cause of ankle pain is a sprain, which occurs when the foot and ankle move in different directions. The incompatible movements can over-stretch or tear the ligaments in the ankle and cause pain. Other causes of ankle pain include arthritis, fractured bone, and bursitis.
It is important to seek treatment for foot and ankle pain. Failing to treat certain types of injuries or conditions could result in improper healing and long-term problems, such as chronic pain or instability.
We treat all types of foot and ankle pain at our Bellefontaine, Springfield, and London, OH, area offices. Our experienced podiatrists can recommend an appropriate treatment approach based on your specific injury or condition. Examples of some of the methods used for treating different foot and ankle conditions include:
- Custom orthotics
- Protective padding
- Strength or mobility exercises
- Compression bandages
- Night splints
If foot or ankle pain is affecting you, we can help. For the treatment of foot and ankle pain in Bellefontaine, Springfield, or London, OH, schedule a consultation with Dr. Anderson, Dr. Jennings, or Dr. Simmons by calling Complete Foot & Ankle Specialists at (937) 599-3668 for Bellefontaine or at (937) 322-3346 for Springfield.