Chronic foot and ankle pain can have a dramatic impact on your quality of life. If left untreated, it can lead to more serious orthopedic issues.

Because of the complexity of foot and ankle anatomy, the expertise of foot and ankle orthopedic surgeons is vital to developing an effective treatment plan.

At EmergeOrtho–Triangle Region, we have an entire team of board-certified, fellowship-trained foot and ankle specialists and surgeons who have experience treating both acute injuries and chronic degenerative conditions. We take the time to understand your medical history and individual needs as a patient. Our expert orthopedic providers will work with you to ensure a proper diagnosis of your condition, recommend appropriate treatment, and lead you through rehabilitation.

Keep reading to learn more about foot and ankle problems, injuries, and treatments to help you Emerge Stronger. Healthier. Better.

Treating Foot & Ankle Injuries and Conditions

Conditions of the foot and ankle affect millions of Americans each year. Half of all adults say that foot pain has restricted their daily activities in some way. For those with chronic foot pain, that number jumps to 83 percent.

If you have persistent pain in any part of your foot or ankle region, it could be a symptom of a serious orthopedic condition. Schedule an appointment with an EmergeOrtho–Triangle Region foot and ankle specialist and discuss the symptoms you’re experiencing. The most common injuries and conditions include:

  • Achilles Tendon Tears
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity / Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction and Tendinitis
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Ankle Instability (Chronic Sprains)
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Arthritis (Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gouty Arthritis, Inflammatory Arthritis)
  • Broken Ankles (Fractures)
  • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
  • Cavovarus Foot Deformity
  • Charcot Arthropathy
  • Foot Fractures and Sprains (e.g., Jones Fractures, Lisfranc Sprains, Metatarsal Fractures, Navicular Fractures)
  • Hammertoes
  • Hallux Rigidus (Great Toe Arthritis)
  • Neuromas (Morton’s Interdigital Neuromas)
  • Plantar Fasciitis

To help diagnose these injuries and conditions, our foot and ankle orthopedic team assess symptoms such as:

  • Persistent foot and/or ankle pain
  • Giving way or difficulty on uneven surfaces
  • Swelling or tenderness in the ankle joint
  • Difficulty walking or standing without pain
  • Stiffness that limits your range of motion
  • Pain even when you’re not placing weight on the affected foot

Additional diagnostic and imaging tests such as X-ray, MRI, and/or CT scans may also help diagnose your condition.

Orthopedic doctor showing female patient a model of the foot.

Foot Surgery Treatment Options: Conservative & Surgical Approaches

Our foot and ankle specialists explore and exhaust nonsurgical treatment methods before considering surgery. Conservative treatment approaches include:

  • Braces
  • Steroid injections
  • Anti-inflammatories
  • RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation)

If nonsurgical treatment methods fail to address symptoms, or your injury or condition is more severe, surgery is often necessary. In the event you need foot or ankle surgery, our fellowship-trained foot and ankle orthopedic surgeons are often able to perform minimally-invasive and other cutting-edge procedures designed to get you back to your routine.

Surgical treatments offered at EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region include:

  • Ankle Ligaments Reconstructions
  • Toe Deformity Corrections
  • Flatfoot Reconstructions
  • Fracture Open Reductions and Internal Fixation
  • Fusion Surgery
  • Hallux Rigidus Corrections (Cheilectomy, Interpositional Procedures, Fusions)
  • Hallux Valgus Corrections (Bunions)
  • Achilles Tendon Repairs and Reconstructions
  • PRP Treatments
  • Total Ankle Replacements (Arthroplasty)…and More.

Speak With One Of Our Foot And Ankle Specialists

Regardless of your diagnosis, our orthopedic surgeons will ensure you receive a tailored treatment plan to address your specific needs.

To learn more about how we deliver care to patients in need of comprehensive foot and ankle care, request a consultation with a specialist now. Or, please call us any time at (919) 220-5255.

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