If the simple act of walking and moving your foot or ankle causes pain, our top rated foot and ankle team and board certified doctor will diagnose, treat and deliver a customized solution. When at all possible, we use all-natural methods to get you back to top condition, whether you are an athlete who needs your feet and ankles for playing sports; or just a patient who wants to feel better to live normal again.
Many ankle and foot conditions are due to playing sports or some other type of aggressive activity. Some of the foot and ankle conditions we handle include.
Diseases & Conditions
Calf Strainaka: strain
When a sudden contraction occurs in the calf muscle it can cause strain in the lower leg, often due to repetition or extreme force. A strain or tear may be minor or major in loss of function. Sharp pain or soreness may be felt at the time of injury; or even bruising and swelling.
A tightness or muscle pain in the lower legs, usually due to exercise activities. Athletes may experience compartment syndrome due to overuse of the muscles and can make the patient feel like “walking on pins and needles” in a literal sense. Others might feel a dead weight or numbness in the leg.
Metatarsal Stress Fracture
This is a stress fracture in your metatarsal bone in the foot, which can occur over a period of time due to dancing, sprinting, jumping or running activities. The pain will be felt mostly in the front part of the foot, but can radiate to the back as the swelling increases.
A less common foot problem is when the soft tissue and nerves between the third and fourth metatarsal bones become damaged, resulting in numbness of the forefoot and toes. Or the victim might feel a burning sensation, shooting pain, numbness and sharp pain that radiates into the nearby toes.
Repetitive activities can cause inflammation or damage underneath the foot, which occurs when the connective tissue is injured along the inner arch. This is mostly felt in the heel and may make the sufferer feel stiffness, achy, tenderness or swelling at the source.
Tissue damage from the quadriceps to just above the knee cap occurs when prolonged strain is placed on the quadriceps tendon. Associated with sports, this type of inflammation may appear in athletic activities involving kicking, jumping, squatting or running.
The outside or lateral ligament of an ankle is susceptible to tearing of the ligaments or tissue, often due to injuries from landing on or jumping on them. Athletes might get a sprained ankle from quick directional changes, or even a partial tear, rupture or swelling on the ankle’s exterior. This is painful and can make walking difficult.