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 dedicated to addressing these conditions. We take the time to understand your medical history and individual needs as a patient. Our expert physicians will work with you to ensure 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:

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

  • Persistent pain
  • Heel pain
  • Swelling or tenderness in the ankle joint
  • Difficulty walking or standing without pain
  • Pain that lasts for more than two weeks
  • Stiffness that limits your range of motion
  • Pain even when you’re not placing weight on the affected foot
  • Changes in the color of toenails or skin

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 always explore and exhaust nonsurgical treatment methods before ever considering surgery. Conservative treatment approaches include:

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

If nonsurgical treatment methods fail to address symptoms, or your injury or condition becomes more severe, surgery is often necessary. In the event you need foot surgery, our foot and ankle doctors perform minimally-invasive procedures designed to get you back to routine. We prioritize faster recovery, smaller incisions, and reduced pain for the patient.

Surgical treatments offered at EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region include:

  • Big Toe Repair & Replacement (cheilectomy and MIS cheilectomy for big toe hallux rigidus)
  • Claw Toe Corrections
  • Correction of Small Toe Deformities
  • Flatfoot Surgery
  • Fusion Surgery and Alternatives
  • Hammer Toe Surgery
  • Hammertoe Corrections
  • Hallux Rigidus Correction (Stiff Great Toe)
  • Hallux Valgus Correction (Bunions)
  • Achilles Tendon Repair and Reconstruction
  • PRP and Stem Cell Treatment (for Achilles tendon and plantar fasciitis issues)
  • Total Ankle Replacement and Reconstruction
  • …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 984.279.3650.

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