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Foot & Ankle, Podiatry

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm

Common Conditions & Procedures

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. If you think you may be suffering from a foot or ankle injury or condition, it may be time to visit a foot and ankle specialist.
  • Achilles Tendon
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Reconstruction
  • Ankle Sprain & Instability
  • Bunions & Bunionectomy
  • Diabetic Foot Infections
  • Flat Feet
  • Foot & Ankle Arthritis
  • Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Foot & Ankle Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Hammer Toe
  • High Arches
  • Joint Replacement
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Subtalar Fusion
  • Total Ankle Replacement
  • Turf Toe


How can you ease pain in the top of your foot?

  • Rest and raise your foot when you can.
  • Put an ice pack (or bag of frozen peas) in a towel on the painful area for up to 20 minutes every 2 to 3 hours.
  • Wear wide comfortable shoes with a low heel and soft sole.
  • Use soft insoles or pads you put in your shoes.

When should I see a foot specialist?

  • Have persistent swelling that doesn’t improve at all after two to five days of home treatment
  • Have persistent pain that doesn’t improve after several weeks
  • Have burning pain, numbness or tingling, particularly involving most or all of the bottom of your foot

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What is ankle pain a symptom of?

Common causes of ankle pain include sprains or injuries. Rheumatoid arthritis, gout, osteoarthritis, and other types of arthritis can also cause ankle pain. Achilles tendonitis is another potential cause.

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Joint, bone or ligament injuries require expert orthopedic care to guide you on the best course of treatment. Treatment may involve consultation, medication, splints, casts, physical therapy and/or surgical procedures.
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