Foot/Ankle Pain

  • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Plantar Fasciitis is in inflammation of a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes.
    • Very common
    • Symptoms include stabbing pain near the heel. Pain might be worse in the morning.
  • Sprains/Strains
    • An injury that occurs when the ankle rolls, twists, or turns in an awkward way.
    • A sprained ankle causes pain, swelling, and a limited range of motion.
    • This can stretch or tear the tough bands of tissue (ligaments) that help hold the ankle bones together.
  • Stress Fractures
    • A stress fracture is a small crack in a bone, or severe bruising within a bone. Most stress fractures are caused by overuse and repetitive activity, and are common in runners and athletes
    • Many stress fractures are overuse injuries. They occur over time when repetitive forces result in microscopic damage to the bone.
    • Symptoms include
      • Pain that occurs and intensifies during normal, daily activities and diminishes during rest
      • Swelling on the top of the foot or on the outside of the ankle
      • Tenderness to touch at the site of the fracture
      • Possible bruising
  • Ruptured Tendon
    • When a tendon ruptures it can be extremely painful and cause a disability of the foot and ankle. A tendon rupture untreated can result in damage to the joints of the foot and ankle.
    • May require surgery to fix
  • Achilles Tendinitis
    • is an inflammation of one or both tendons. The inflammation is caused by activities involving repetitive use of the tendon, overuse of the tendon or trauma (such as an ankle sprain). Symptoms of tendonitis include pain, swelling and may be warm to the touch

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