Foot & Ankle

Expert Treatment for Foot & Ankle Conditions

Chronic foot and ankle pain can have a dramatic impact on our patient’s quality of life. If left untreated it can lead to damage that decreases your overall mobility. We work closely with each patient to deliver the highest level of compassionate care to address our patient’s specific issues. Our specialty-trained physicians take time to properly diagnose the injury/condition, recommend appropriate treatment and lead our patients through their rehabilitation.

Our highly experienced care team at Glenwood Orthopedic Center can often offer non-surgical solutions, but if surgery is needed, we combine exceptional expertise with the most advanced techniques available.

ankle treatment

Some of the common foot & ankle conditions we treat

  • Ankle arthritis
  • Ankle instability
  • Ankle sprain, strains, and fractures
  • Lisfranc injuries
  • Achilles tendinitis/Achilles tendon rupture
  • Ankle impingement
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Osteochondral lesions
  • Peroneal tendon strains and subluxations
  • Sever’s disease

Foot & Ankle Condition Spotlights

  • An ankle sprain occurs when the ligaments that support the ankle are stretched or torn. A sprained ankle can be caused by hundreds of things ranging from a simple slip on ice to a bad fall while playing basketball.

    There are two types of ankle sprains:

    • Eversion ankle sprain — occurs when the foot rolls outward and tears the deltoid ligaments on the inside of the ankle.
    • Inversion ankle sprain — occurs when the foot rolls inward and tears the ligaments on the inside of the ankle.

     

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  • The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. Overuse of the Achilles tendon may cause the tendon to become irritated and painful.

    Achilles tendonitis is inflammation of this tendon. It is a common sports injury that is related to running and jumping, but it can happen to anyone who puts a lot of stress on their feet with prolonged standing and walking. If one does not get treatment for Achilles tendinitis, the problem can become chronic (long-term) and make it difficult to walk due to severe pain.

     

    Learn more about Achilles Tendonitis/Achilles Tendon Rupture

  • Patients with Sever’s Disease may have activity-related pain in the back part of the heel. Sever’s disease is the most common cause of heel pain in children between the ages of 9 to 13. This occurs due to inflammation of the growth plate in the heel, believed to be caused by repetitive irritation from the pull of the Achilles tendon on the growth plate. Many patients report pain in both heels.

     

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  • Plantar fasciitis is a painful foot condition caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is the tough connective tissue that stretches from the heel to the ball of the foot that helps support the arch of the foot.

     

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