What is Foot & Ankle Pain?

  • Sprains and fractures are common causes
  • Conservative treatment is often effective
  • Pain and swelling generally occur

Painful swollen feet and ankles are generally not serious, but they can affect the quality of the patient’s life and limit his or her mobility. Fractures, strains and wear and tear can occur and cause pain ranging from mild to severe. Sprains can damage the ligaments which can lead to swelling and bruising with the patient being unable to put weight on the ankle or foot. Arthritis, diabetes and flat feet can lead to painful conditions of the foot. Conservative treatments including ice packs, bandages, elevating the foot or ankle, over-the-counter pain medications and anti-inflammatory medications are often effective in relieving pain and reducing swelling. When fractures or more serious conditions such as arthritis occur, Lumin OrthoCARE foot and ankle specialists can accurately locate the precise problem and appropriate minimally invasive surgical treatment.

Our Treatment Approach

At Lumin OrthoCARE we always investigate conservative treatment first. Exercise, therapy, over-the-counter pain medications, anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxers, ice packs and moist heat are some examples of conservative treatment. If the most conservative approaches are not effective in relieving pain, our pain specialists may recommend injections to block the pain and reduce inflammation. In the event conservative treatment is not the best course of action, Lumin OrthoCARE neck and back specialists are experts in a variety of minimally-invasive surgical techniques enabling patients to recovery faster and with less pain.

Causes

  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Infection
  • Osteoarthritis, gout, other forms of arthritis
  • Blockage of blood vessels in the leg
  • Heel or nerve injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Flat Feet
  • Diabetes

Symptoms

People of all ages suffer broken ankles and feet as the result of falls, accidents or sports injuries. Damaged bones can also involve ligament damage. Lumin OrthoCARE’s foot and ankle surgeons are experience in repairing a variety of fractures, often with minimally-invasive surgery.

  • Swelling
  • Pain in and around the ankle and foot
  • Redness
  • Stiffness
  • Inability to put weight on the foot or ankle
  • Inability to move the ankle joint or foot