ANKLE / FOOT
IF YOUR FOOT PAIN OR ANKLE PAIN IS KEEPING YOU FROM YOUR DAILY ACTIVITIES, IT IS TIME TO FIND RELIEF.
When these areas become injured, the pain can be debilitating, and may prevent you from thoroughly enjoying your life. When this occurs, our experts at Harborside Spine and Sports Center can help you diagnose exactly what’s causing the pain, so we can treat the area as naturally and quickly as possible.
SYMPTOMS OF ANKLE AND FOOT PAIN
The feet and ankles are composed of countless bones, tendons, ligaments and muscles – all of which work together to support the weight of your body and enable movement. Depending on which of these critical structures is injured or damaged, you may experience:
- Pain on the heel, ball, arch, toe and/or outer edge of your foot
- Discomfort that worsens or improves with activity
- Limited movement
- Loss of ankle flexibility
- A dull ache
DIAGNOSING THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF YOUR PAIN
There are a variety of injuries and conditions that can cause foot pain and ankle pain. Some of the most common ones among our patients in northern Michigan include:
Arthritis causes the joints in your foot and ankle to deteriorate over time, causing tenderness, pain, stiffness, swelling and limited mobility.
When the ligaments in your ankle are stretched or torn due to an injury, it’s referred to as a sprained ankle. Repeated injuries to this area can result in chronic pain and weakness, so prompt treatment is necessary.
One of the most common causes of heel pain, plantar fasciitis is very common among runners. It causes stabbing pain that is worse when you first wake up in the morning, but tends to improve throughout the day.
Your foot and ankle joints are cushioned by fluid-filled cushions, called bursas. When these structures become inflamed, they can’t absorb shock as they’re intended to, and your joints may become irritated – causing pain, stiffness and swelling.
A common injury among runners and other athletes, Achilles tendinitis is an overuse injury that causes progressive pain in the back of the leg and above the heel after activity.
PREMIER TREATMENT FOR YOUR FOOT PAIN AND ANKLE PAIN
Regardless of the underlying cause of your foot and ankle pain, our physiatrists at Harborside Spine and Sports Center have access to new and innovative therapies that can potentially relieve your discomfort and promote healing naturally and without surgery – so you can start feeling better as quickly as possible. Many of the treatments utilized by Harborside Spine and Sports Center’s physiatrists focus on treating the root cause of your injury, by attempting to repair the damage from the inside out while potentially slowing the progression of your condition. Rather than providing a quick Band-Aid approach, we work diligently with our patients in northern Michigan to provide a natural alternative for healing, to help people return to doing what they love and live a healthier lifestyle.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
Don’t let joint damage, sports injuries and musculoskeletal ailments slow you down indefinitely. Schedule a consultation at Harborside Spine and Sports Center today, and let our team of world-class specialists heal your injury, deliver profound pain relief and get you back to your full and active lifestyle. Call us today (231) 348.3283