Foot & Ankle Pain
What is General Foot or Ankle Pain?
General foot or ankle pain, which is often referred simply as foot pain or ankle pain, is a common orthopaedic condition, especially in athletes and active individuals, the older population and patients with diabetes. General foot or ankle pain can be caused by any condition that results in inflammation of the bones and soft tissues of the foot or ankle joint, which results in pain and decreased function of the foot and ankle. As the condition progresses, more inflammation occurs and it becomes more difficult to move the foot or ankle.
If you have general foot or ankle pain the common symptoms can include:
- Swelling of the foot or ankle after activity
- Stiffness when standing or sitting
- Decreased range of motion in the foot or ankle
Symptoms may range from very mild to severe but treating general foot and ankle pain in its early stages can prevent pain and symptoms from getting worse. At OSS Health, our Board Certified Foot and Ankle Specialists have helped thousands of patients with general foot and ankle pain live active and healthy lives using the latest non-surgical and surgical procedures.
How is General Foot and Ankle Pain Treated at OSS Health?
There are many treatment options at OSS Health that can slow down inflammation as well as relieve the pain and symptoms of general foot and ankle pain. At OSS Health, general foot and ankle pain is usually effectively treated using non-surgical treatment options and the specialists at OSS Health create treatment plans based on your lifestyle and goals. These treatment plans may consist of any combination of the following non-surgical treatment options:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
- Physical Therapy
- Shoe inserts
- Immobilization in a hard-soled shoe, walking boot, splint, or cast
Surgery is rarely recommended for general foot and ankle pain. The Board Certified Foot and Ankle Specialists at OSS Health are experts at performing all foot and ankle surgical procedures.