Foot and ankle symptoms you shouldn’t ignoreApril 21, 2021
As the foundation for your lower body’s movement, the foot and its numerous bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles can be a source of significant joint pain. When you are experiencing recurring pain in the foot and ankle, it can make everyday activities difficult.
In some cases, foot and ankle pain is related to a condition, not a specific injury or trauma. Conditions that affect the foot and ankle include a sprain, overuse, fracture, arthritis, or stress injuries.
A consultation with a foot doctor is the best way to differentiate between a severe foot condition and minor foot injury. If you are experiencing the following symptoms, it’s time to see a specialist:
- Persistent pain after 2-3 weeks
- Swelling or tenderness
- Discomfort while walking
- Numbness in the foot
- Catching or locking in the ankle
- Pain while sleeping or resting
In many cases, foot and ankle pain does not subside without treatment. It’s important to see a specialist before your pain worsens, potentially causing more damage to the foot or ankle.
Don’t let persistent pain prevent you from the things you enjoy. If you or someone you know is experiencing pain in the foot or ankle, call to make an appointment with one of our two fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeons, Dr. Timothy L. Frerichs and Dr. R. Matthew McKean. The Foot & Ankle Center experts at The Orthopaedic Group, P.C., provide surgical and nonsurgical treatment for all types of injuries and conditions affecting the foot and ankle. Each doctor has specialty fellowship training in the foot and ankle or advanced orthopaedic foot surgery.
For more than 40 years, patients throughout the Gulf Coast have chosen our orthopaedic doctors at The Orthopaedic Group, P.C., for specialized care in the spine, shoulder and elbow, hand and wrist, hip and knee, and foot and ankle.
Our fellowship-trained doctors have extensive education and experience in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating all orthopaedic injuries and conditions.
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