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Foot And Ankle Pain Specialist

South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers

Podiatrists & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Royal Palm Beach, FL & Lake Worth, FL

Foot and ankle pain reminds you there’s a problem with each step you take. Fortunately, you don’t have to keep hurting because the foot and ankle experts at South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers can start your recovery plan right away. There are offices in Royal Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, and Belle Glade, Florida, so call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Foot and Ankle Pain Q & A

When should I see a podiatrist for foot and ankle pain?

If you have severe foot or ankle pain, particularly if you also have symptoms like swelling, bruising, or ankle instability, it’s important to see an experienced podiatrist at South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers right away. Resist the temptation to wait out the pain, as you could worsen your injury by walking on it. 

What causes foot and ankle pain?

With a total of 62 lower extremity bones, along with 100 plus ligaments, tendons, and muscles, there are many ways to injure your feet and ankles. Some of the more common causes include:

  • Ankle instability
  • Fractures
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Hammertoes
  • Neuropathy
  • Heel pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome 
  • Turf toe
  • Tendinosis
  • Foot wounds

In some cases, you might have two or more reasons for foot and ankle pain. For example, diabetes can cause non-healing foot wounds. Those wounds can grow infected if untreated, and the infection can spread inwards to the bone (osteomyelitis), causing significant pain. 

How do you find the cause of foot and ankle pain?

Your podiatrist at South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers reviews your medical history and your symptoms. They’ll ask about pain intensity, when the pain occurs, and how your pain started. 

Your doctor performs a comprehensive foot and ankle exam and then uses imaging like X-rays to rule out other conditions and confirm the underlying issue. 

How does foot and ankle pain treatment work?

Foot and ankle pain treatment often involves a combination of techniques, such as:

  • Oral medication
  • Custom orthotic inserts
  • Brace, cast, or splint
  • MLS laser therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Stem cell therapy

Surgery can realign bones, reconnect tendons, reinforce ligaments, and correct other problems not treatable with conservative protocols. As you recover from the injury that caused your foot and ankle pain, your doctor might recommend physical therapy. 

The combination treatment approach can help you get out of pain as quickly as possible while returning to optimal health. 

The compassionate South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers providers know that foot and ankle pain is frustrating and stressful and that you’re ready to get well now. Your doctor explains your treatment choices and then works with you to achieve a fast recovery. 

Take control of foot and ankle pain by scheduling online or calling the South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers office.