Foot And Ankle Pain

All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons located in Clear Lake, Houston, TX

Your feet and ankles take a great deal of strain every day and can often be a source of discomfort. If you have foot and ankle pain, the board-certified orthopedic surgeons at All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute in Houston, Texas, can help. They use physical therapy and conservative treatments to relieve foot and ankle pain, and can perform surgery if the pain doesn't respond to non-operative methods. To benefit from the team's expertise, call or book an appointment online today.

Foot and Ankle Pain Q & A

What might cause foot and ankle pain?

Injuries and overuse cause many types of foot and ankle pain. These include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Foot and ankle fractures
  • Achilles tendon tears
  • Tendinitis and tendinosis
  • Stress fractures
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Turf toe

You can also develop arthritis in your foot and ankle, which causes long-term pain and stiffness and may make the joints distort. Bone spurs can form as a consequence of arthritis and are a common cause of heel pain.

Some people are born with foot abnormalities like flatfoot and clubfoot that may also trigger foot and ankle pain.

How do I find out why I have foot and ankle pain?

All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute has specialists on staff who focus on foot and ankle pain. They can provide a prompt and accurate diagnosis for your condition.

They begin by looking over your medical history and asking questions about how the pain started, what it’s like, and what makes it better or worse. Then they conduct a physical exam, feeling the structures in your foot and ankle and watching you use the affected limb.

To confirm a diagnosis and evaluate the damage to your foot and ankle, you might need to undergo diagnostic imaging tests such as an X-ray, ultrasound, or MRI.

What treatments can help with foot and ankle pain?

Acute injuries like fractures might require prompt surgery if the breaks in your bones are too complex to reposition externally. However, most patients with foot and ankle pain follow a conservative treatment program as these methods are generally highly effective.

The types of non-surgical treatment you need vary according to the cause of your pain and how badly it affects you, and could include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Activity modification
  • Medications such as anti-inflammatories
  • Padding or strapping the foot
  • Custom orthotics
  • Splinting
  • Durable medical equipment bracing
  • Regenerative medicine injections
  • Steroid injections

If your foot and ankle pain persists despite these measures, surgery may be needed. All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute performs numerous foot and ankle surgeries, including plantar fascia release, Achilles tendon repair, flatfoot reconstruction surgery, ankle fusion, and total joint replacement.

If you have severe or persistent foot and ankle pain, find relief by calling All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute or booking an appointment online today.