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Ankle & Foot Pain

Ankle & Foot Pain services offered in Jacksonville, Gainesville, Lake Worth, Pensacola, Tallahassee and PANAMA CITY, FL, Brunswick, Savannah and Pooler, GA and Bluffton, Greenville and North Charleston, SC

You need fast, expert care for ankle and foot pain to stay on your feet and function day-to-day. At Medicus Spine & Joint, with five offices in Brunswick, Georgia; Mount Pleasant and Bluffton, South Carolina; and Gainesville and Jacksonville, Florida, the orthopedic surgery and pain management experts offer comprehensive ankle and foot pain care. Schedule your appointment by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking feature now.

Ankle & Foot Pain Q & A

What is ankle and foot pain?

Ankle and foot pain generally includes any pain in and around your ankle, heel, midfoot, forefoot, and toes. In some cases, lower leg pain is also directly connected to ankle pain.

You’re more likely to experience ankle and foot pain if you struggle with extra weight, had a previous injury in the same area, wear unsupportive shoes, or frequently participate in high-impact sports. People with chronic conditions like diabetes are more likely to experience chronic ankle and foot pain.

Ankle and foot pain is particularly bothersome because it can affect your mobility. But if you reach out to Medicus Spine & Joint quickly, you can find the cause of the pain and start treatment.

What causes ankle and foot pain?

Ankle and foot pain causes include:

  • Ligament sprains
  • Tendinitis and tendon tears
  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Bursitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoe
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Haglund’s deformity
  • Compartment syndrome

Ankle and foot pain may sometimes happen alongside leg or back pain.

How are ankle and foot pain diagnosed?

Medicus Spine & Joint offers on-site diagnosis in their five offices in Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina. Diagnosis usually involves a hands-on physical exam, medical history review, and discussion about your pain. 

You may need lab tests, X-rays, ultrasound, MRI, CT scan, nerve or vascular testing, or another type of testing to verify the cause of your pain and get a diagnosis. 

How are ankle and foot pain treated?

Ankle and foot pain treatment usually takes a conservative path to start, but Medicus Spine & Joint offers the full spectrum of care. 

Conservative care

Conservative options include immobilization (cast, splint, or brace), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication, chiropractic care, and physical therapy. Holistic therapies like acupuncture are also nonsurgical treatment options.

Injections

If you have ongoing pain, injections could be a good option for you. Injectable substances like corticosteroids quickly reduce inflammation and pain. Another option is cellular rejuvenation injections like platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which can jump-start and power up your body’s innate healing process. 

Surgery

The Medicus Spine & Joint surgeons treat most patients needing surgery using minimally invasive techniques such as arthroscopic surgery. Your surgeon uses tiny incisions, a miniature camera, and downsized surgical tools to repair damage. The surgeons also use other leading-edge techniques.

Medicus Spine & Joint can relieve your pain and restore your well-being, so call the office nearest you or book your appointment online now.