Comprehensive Foot & Ankle Care

Your feet are quite literally what carry you through each day. Whether they’re helping you run a marathon, dance at a loved one’s wedding, or walk your dog, your feet continuously play a critical role in your life. Healthy feet and ankles provide the stability our bodies need to function in the day to day, and taking great care of them is imperative to our health and overall quality of life.

When we experience ailments or issues with our feet or ankles, the effects can be far reaching, painful and problematic. If you or someone you love is experiencing symptoms from a foot issue or injury, our team of board-certified physicians at Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics can help you find relief. If your doctor determines that foot or ankle surgery is the best route for you, our incredible team offers unrivaled patient care in our top-of-the-line facility.

Get the Treatment You Need

There are a wide variety of foot and ankle ailments that can cause issues and pain, and if this is the case for you, your foot specialist may recommend surgery to treat your condition. When treating severe or chronic disorders of the feet and ankles and certain injuries, the benefits of surgery can be considerable. Potential benefits include greater mobility, increased functionality of the foot and/or ankle, lasting pain relief, and in some cases even improved cosmetic appearance of the foot.

Foot and Ankle Ailments

Foot and ankle conditions can bring many symptoms that require a variety of treatment methods from physical therapy to surgery. Our experienced and caring team can diagnose your problem and provide recommendations about the treatment options that are best suited to you.

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of pain in the heel. This particular ailment is caused by the inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot connecting the heel bone to the bones in the toes. Plantar fasciitis pain and symptoms are generally at their worst when sufferers first get up in the morning and take their first steps of the day. The condition often causes an intense, stabbing pain in the bottom of the foot in the heel area. Symptoms can arise when a person stands after sitting and can also be triggered by long periods of standing.

Plantar fasciitis treatment options range from physical therapy to medications and injections to surgery. Our team at CSMO can determine which solutions are the best fit for you and create a custom treatment plan to effectively alleviate your plantar fasciitis pain for the long term.

A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe when some of the bones in the foot shift out of their proper place. This condition causes the big toe to pull toward the smaller toes, creating a protrusion of the affected joint. The skin over the bunion can also get red, irritated, and sore, and tight shoes can cause even more pain and issues. Bunions can cause continuous pain or pain that comes and goes and can also cause issues with mobility.

If you are affected by bunion pain, there are several things that can help alleviate it. More conservative treatment options include shoe inserts, certain medications, and icing the affected area. If your symptoms persist, you might be a good candidate for bunion surgery. Our team at CSMO can help you find the best treatment options for you.

The Achilles tendon is a band of tissue that connects the muscles in your lower leg to your heel. It plays a large role in activities like walking, running and jumping, and it actually bears a lot of pressure and stress as you move through everyday movements, and even more so during athletic and recreational activities. When this tendon becomes irritated, swollen or inflamed, it results in a condition called tendonitis.

Tendonitis and Achilles tendon injuries can cause symptoms such as pain down the back of the leg or near the heel, pain that intensifies with activity, pain after exercising, difficulty flexing the affected foot, swelling with pain that worsens with time, and even bone spurs on the heel bone. Though these symptoms can be alleviated with rest, ice, anti-inflammatory drugs, and physical therapy, sometimes the best option is surgery. Our foot specialists can help you assess your situation – and find the best path forward.

A sprained ankle occurs when you roll or twist your ankle in an awkward way in a misstep or injury. This scenario can result in stretching or tearing of the ligaments or tough bands of fibrous tissue that serve to hold the bones in the ankle in place. These ligaments help to stabilize joints and keep them from moving excessively. When these ligaments are stretched beyond their regular range of motion, the result is an ankle sprain.

Symptoms of this type of injury include pain in the ankle particularly when bearing weight, tenderness to touch, swelling, bruising, instability of the ankle, and a limited range of motion. Sometimes rest and staying off the ankle is enough for it to heal, but if symptoms and pain persist, you’ll need to see a foot specialist. Sprained ankle treatment will depend on the severity of the injury.

Hammertoe and mallet toe are deformities of the foot that can occur due to issues with the ligaments, tendons, and muscles that generally hold the toes in proper place. Hammertoe specifically causes an abnormal bend in the center joint of a toe, and generally occurs in the second, third, or fourth toes on the foot. This issue can be caused by foot structure, certain diseases, trauma to the foot, or even the type of shoes worn, and can cause pain and even the formation of corns and calluses.

When it comes to hammertoe correction and treatment, certain shoe inserts or pads can help reposition the toe and relieve pressure and pain. Your foot doctor may also suggest exercises that can help strengthen and stretch the muscles of the toe. If these more conservative treatment options prove ineffective, your doctor might suggest surgery to address the problem.

Advanced Foot & Ankle Care

When a foot or ankle issue ails you, our team at Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics will help you diagnose and treat the issue in our convenient, state-of-the-art facility. We offer comprehensive care for all foot and ankle issues through personalized treatment plans designed to eliminate pain and restore functionality of your foot and/or ankle. Help is just a phone call away.


Common Conditions

  • Ankle Instability
  • Achilles Tendon Pain or Rupture
  • Broken Heel Bone
  • Bunions
  • Flat Foot Deformity & High Arches
  • Foot & Ankle Fractures
  • Great Toe Joint Arthritis
  • Hammertoe or Ingrown Toenails
  • High Ankle Sprain
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Midfoot Injuries
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Pain

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