What Causes Foot & Ankle Pain?
Foot and ankle pain can be caused by a variety of factors, often resulting from injuries and the wear and tear of daily activities. These joints are strong and flexible, but they are susceptible to stress and strain.
One common cause of foot and ankle pain is ankle sprains. Sprains can occur during sports activities or regular daily tasks. When the ankle twists or rolls, the supporting ligaments can stretch and tear, leading to pain and swelling. If not properly treated, this can result in chronic pain and potentially unstable joints. Over time, this instability can contribute to the development of ankle arthritis, a condition characterized by joint inflammation, pain, and stiffness.
Tendonitis is another common condition that can affect the ankle and foot. It occurs when the tendons, which connect muscles to bones, become inflamed and irritated. This can happen due to overuse, repetitive motions, or trauma. Tendonitis in the ankle and foot can cause pain, swelling, and difficulty with movement.
Arthritis, a degenerative condition of the joints, can also affect the foot and ankle. The big toe joint is particularly susceptible to arthritis as it endures significant stress during weight-bearing activities. Arthritis in this joint can result in pain, swelling, and limited mobility.
Additionally, the ligaments and muscles in the foot can become overstretched and weak, leading to a condition known as flat feet or fallen arches. This can cause foot and heel pain as the arch of the foot collapses, impacting its ability to absorb shock and provide proper support.
Another painful condition that commonly affects the foot is plantar fasciitis. It occurs when the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, becomes inflamed and irritated. Plantar fasciitis often causes heel pain, especially during the first steps in the morning or after prolonged periods of rest.
At Integrative Rehab Medicine, we understand the impact that foot and ankle pain can have on your daily life, and our team is dedicated to providing effective foot and ankle pain relief. Our approach focuses on addressing the underlying causes of your pain and developing a tailored treatment plan to meet your specific needs. By combining various treatment modalities, we aim to reduce pain, improve joint function, and enhance your overall quality of life.
At Integrative Rehab Medicine, we are committed to delivering exceptional regenerative treatment, sports injury treatment, pain management and expert orthopedic care in Southwest Florida. Our team of compassionate therapists are dedicated to helping you achieve your rehabilitation goals and regain an active, pain-free lifestyle. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We have a centralized treatment center in Estero Florida so we can easily service Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers and Cape Coral, Florida.
Common Foot & Ankle Conditions We Treat:
- Ankle sprains
- Ankle arthritis
- Achilles tendonitis
- Heel spurs (plantar fasciitis)
- Arch pain
- Foot and toe arthritis
Understanding your foot and ankle pain diagnosis and treatment
Foot and ankle pain can significantly impact daily activities such as walking, standing, or squatting. It’s important to note that foot and ankle pain treatment options vary depending on the underlying cause of the pain.
When it comes to treating foot and ankle pain, the first step is to accurately diagnose the cause. A foot and ankle pain specialist will take a thorough symptom history to understand the nature and intensity of your pain. They will also perform a comprehensive physical examination to assess your foot and ankle’s range of motion, stability, and any signs of swelling or tenderness. In some cases, simple imaging techniques like X-rays and ultrasounds can provide valuable information about the condition of your ankle joints.
Once a diagnosis is established, our dedicated team will work with you to create a personalized foot and ankle pain treatment plan. We understand that every individual is unique, and our goal is to tailor the treatment approach to your specific needs. Depending on the underlying cause and severity of your foot and ankle pain, various treatment options may be recommended. Treatment options may include things like physical therapy, 1 on 1, with a licensed physical therapist to help strengthen the muscles and improve stability, the use of assistive devices such as ankle braces or orthotics to improve support, supplements to improve joint health and decrease inflammation, and more advanced interventions like regenerative injections with platelet rich plasma PRP or stem cells to target the source of the pain and promote healing. These treatments can help reduce inflammation, stimulate tissue regeneration, and provide long-term relief for foot and ankle pain.
Our primary objective is to help you find effective foot and ankle pain relief and improve your overall quality of life. By combining our expertise in integrative regenerative medicine with a patient-centered approach, we are committed to addressing the root cause of your foot and ankle pain and providing you with the best possible care. If you’re experiencing foot and ankle pain that is affecting your daily activities, don’t hesitate to contact us and schedule a consultation. Our compassionate team is here to support you on your journey to recovery and restore your foot and ankle function.
Non-surgical Treatment of Foot and Ankle Pain in Southwest FL
Our Integrative Advantage is the most comprehensive treatment strategy for foot and ankle pain in Southwest Florida. We combine multiple modalities that address all the contributing factors to provide the best results:
- Regenerative Medicine Injections such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Bone Marrow Stem Cells, and Prolotherapy are used to decrease pain and stimulate healing
- Physical Therapy working 1 on 1 with a licensed physical therapist to strengthen and re-educate the muscles and nervous system for decreased pain and improve function
- Functional Medicine individualized dietary plans including an anti-inflammatory diet and nutritional supplements are used to improve health and support the healing process
- Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, promoting pain relief and relaxation
- Energy Modalities such as Laser therapy and PEMF are the wave of the future. They can safely and effectively stimulate healing and provide pain relief
Integrative Rehab Medicine: Southwest Florida regenerative medicine, pain management and orthopedic care.
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Injured Ankle Healed with PRP
Dr. Sebastian and his staff truly go above and beyond to identify the root cause of pain and make the patient feel as comfortable as possible. I can’t speak highly enough of the compassion and exceptional care I have received at Integrative Rehab Medicine. I have unusual and varying symptoms due to hypermobility, and Dr. Sebastian uses innovative procedures to help not only manage my pain but also to ultimately rebuild my stability. He is a doctor who truly takes the time to listen to every patient — even those who may have been passed around by other doctors.
Dr. Sebastian Klisiewicz always takes time to really listen to what I have to say concerning my symptoms. He is warm and welcoming. He’s a benevolent and patient-doctor whose holistic approach has been a tremendous benefit for me. Dr. Sebastian has helped me regain mobility and reduce the number of fibromyalgia flares I have. It’s evident to me that he truly cares for his patients.
Dr. Sebastian and his staff couldn’t have been more professional or caring. I was in pain for a long time without relief from an orthopedic doctor. From my first visit with Dr.Sebastian I knew I was in good hands. He took the time to explain the issue and his plan for treatment. I am pain free !!! I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Sebastian and his team.