Foot & Ankle

Does this describe your pain?

  •  Feet, toes or ankles are hot, bruised, stiff, swollen, or sensitive to touch
  • Tingling, numbness, burning, or “pins and needles” feeling in feet
  • Foot or ankle pain when walking or exercising, either at the beginning of activity, or worsening as you continue moving
  • Pain so bad that you walk differently or avoid walking entirely
  • Obvious differences in wear patterns on your shoes
  • Thick calluses on one foot but not on the other

Is your pain…

  •  Felt in a particular area such as heel, instep, or toes, or all over
  • Chronic, only when you move, only when you don’t move, or out of the blue
  • Better or worse when you lie down, walk around, sit, or stand
  • Acute and debilitating, “gets in the way”, or “I can live with it, but…”
  • Only present with specific activities like walking, standing, etc.

What causes most foot and ankle pain?

The most common causes of foot and ankle pain include:  

  • Accidental injury
  • Repetitive stress (for example, wearing stiletto heels or flip-flops)
  • Pressure, friction, infections and inflammation
  • Postural or skeletal misalignments

Which foot and ankle pain diagnoses are most common?

Acute or recurring pain, stiffness, numbness, tingling, localized  soreness, hotness, or inflammation in the foot and ankle commonly arise  from:  

  • Sprains, strains, tendonitis and bursitis
  • Gout, diabetic neuropathy or edema
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Stress fractures
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia and other chronic diseases