The following physicians specialize in the treatment of Foot and Ankle conditions:
Arthritis is a general term used to describe the deterioration of a joint. Typically joints are covered with a smooth hyaline cartilage which allows for pain free motion of the joint.
- Pain in and around your ankle
- Ankle stiffness
- Ankle swelling
Plantar Fasciitis is a diagnosis given to patients with pain in the heel near the plantar fascia insertion. It is often times referred to as “heel spur syndrome” because a heel spur can often be seen along the bottom of the calcaneus or heel bone on X-ray.
- Pain in your heel with walking
- Feel like you’re walking on a stone
- Pain on the bottom of your foot with activity
Achilles Tendon Rupture
The Achilles tendon is the large cord behind your ankle that allows you to point your toes. It is attached to the calf muscles. This injury typically occurs in people playing sports, but can also happen during daily actives.
- You may hear or feel a pop, followed by pain in the back of the leg
- Your ability to walk may be affected
- Crampy pain in the calf muscles
- Difficulty with pointing toes or pushing off with walking
The ankle is the most frequently injured weight-bearing joint. Ankle fractures are one of the most common of all fractures. They can vary in severity, which also dictates the type of treatment needed.
- Difficulty or inability to bear weight