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Ankle & Foot Pain Specialist

Urgently Ortho

Orthopaedic Urgent Care, Sports Medicine & Wellness Clinics located in Scottsdale, AZ

If you’re plagued by foot or ankle pain, visit the compassionate and experienced sports medicine specialists and orthopaedic surgeons at Urgently Ortho for personalized care. Foot and ankle pain can inhibit your daily activities, but you don’t just have to deal with it, and there are a variety of available effective treatment methods at Urgently Ortho, serving Phoenix and surrounding areas in Arizona. Your feet and ankles are made for pain-free walking, moving, and functioning with ease. Find relief and enhanced mobility with the help of a trained medical professional. Call or book online today.

Ankle & Foot Pain Q & A

What causes foot and ankle pain?

Your feet and ankles are comprised of a delicate, strong, and fascinating network of tendons, muscles, ligaments, and bones that are collectively strong enough to bear your body weight and allow you to function and move. Your legs, feet, and ankles make up the foundation that helps you to stay active.

You might experience pain on either the inside or outside of your ankle, along the Achilles tendon, under your foot, or other areas of your foot or ankle. Many medical conditions, injuries, and other factors can lead to inflammation and even damage and joint degeneration. Inflammation is a leading cause of ankle and foot pain.

Strains

An ankle strain is a twist, tear, or pull of a tendon or muscle in your ankle. Many muscles are susceptible to being overexerted, irritated, inflamed, strained or torn. An acute strain happens suddenly, and a chronic strain develops over several days or weeks. If you have a muscle or ligament sprain or strain, you might have trouble moving your foot or ankle and feel cramping, swelling, pain, and weakness.

Other common causes of foot or ankle pain include:

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Some form of trauma or injury from a fall
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Gout
  • Stress fractures
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Bunions and heel spurs

If you have an open wound or deformity, severe pain or swelling, or signs of infection, and can’t put weight or pressure on your foot, you should visit Urgently Ortho for treatment.

How is foot and ankle pain treated?

When treating your ankle or foot complication, your Urgently Ortho doctor works on restoring motion, flexibility, balance, and strength. After obtaining a diagnosis, he or she might suggest various treatments, such as:

  • RICE: rest, ice, compression, and elevation
  • Medication, such as anti-inflammatory drugs and pain relievers
  • Custom orthotics and assistive devices, such as special shoes or a cast
  • Regenerative medicine treatments, such as PRP therapy and amniotic therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Lifestyle changes and modifications, such as nutrition and appropriate movement and stretching

The right treatment for your foot or ankle pain depends on the cause. To provide the best possible treatments, the experts at Urgently Ortho have studied how the foot moves and functions and how injuries like plantar fasciitis happen.

What are the benefits of orthopaedic care for ankle and foot pain and injuries?

Working with a skilled orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist can help you to:

  • Reduce or alleviate your ankle or foot pain and decrease inflammation
  • Obtain valuable medical support and guidance from a provider trained in orthopaedics and the complex functions of the human body
  • Get to the root cause of your problem and access orthotic devices and individualized effective treatments

If you’ve suffered an injury or you’re experiencing a foot or ankle-related complication, visit the skilled Urgently Ortho specialists to find relief. Click or call the office to get started.