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Foot And Ankle

Orthopaedic Associates

located in Albany, GA

There’s a lot of pressure on your feet and ankles, making them susceptible to a number of injuries or conditions. At Orthopaedic Associates in Albany, Georgia, the experienced orthopaedic specialists offer a variety of diagnostic and treatment services to improve range of motion and end pain in your ankles and feet. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about available treatment options or use the online booking feature.

Foot and Ankle Q & A

What are common conditions that affect the feet and ankles?

Injuries and underlying medical conditions can result in chronic pain in your feet and ankles. Those who are active in sports and other high-energy activities may be at increased risk for these injuries, as are people who are overweight.

Common conditions that affect the feet and ankles include:

  • Arthritis
  • Fractures/Trauma
  • Hammertoe/Claw toe
  • Plantar fasciitis/Heel Spurs
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Ankle pain/Instability
  • Bunions
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Pain in Foot/Ankle

You may also develop foot or ankle pain from overuse injuries, sprains, and strains.

When should I seek treatment for foot or ankle pain?

It’s common to experience some pain in your feet or ankles, especially after being on your feet for a long period of time. However, if your pain goes beyond occasional aches and interferes with your ability to work or stay active, it may be time to consult a professional.

The Orthopaedic Associates team of orthopaedic physicians offers on-site diagnostic testing, including MRIs and X-rays, to get a close-up view of the internal structures of your ankles and feet. This ensures you enjoy the convenience of a fast and accurate diagnosis.

Leaving conditions that cause foot and ankle pain untreated can result in additional injuries that can reduce your mobility and functionality.

What treatments are available for foot and ankle pain?

Your Orthopaedic Associates physician reviews your diagnosis and your medical history to determine the best course of treatment. Their goal is to increase functionality and movement, as well as ending your chronic pain.

Initially, treatment may involve rest of the injured area and over-the-counter medicines to keep you comfortable. You may also benefit from heat or ice therapy to control inflammation. Losing weight may reduce the pressure on your feet and ankles and restore your mobility.

Other nonsurgical treatment options for foot or ankle pain include:

  • Stabilization
  • PRP injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Corticosteroid injections

If these treatments don’t effectively relieve your pain, your physician may refer you for surgery. Minimally invasive surgery can repair many foot and ankle problems using only minor incisions to ensure you heal quickly.  

There are a variety of surgical techniques that can restore functionality and alleviate your pain for the long term.

To find out more about treatments and surgeries for foot and ankle problems, call the Albany office today or use the easy online booking feature.