Foot & Ankle Pain
Occasional pain in your feet or ankles seems inevitable when you think about it. Not only do the lower extremities support your entire body weight, but your feet are almost always in use throughout the day. Poorly fitting shoes and prolonged periods of standing are guaranteed to cause you pain – and may also exacerbate an existing foot or ankle condition.
The type of pain you’re experiencing in your feet or ankles will depend on its cause. Your symptoms can range from stiffness, swelling, and tenderness to the complete inability to walk.
When you’re concerned about foot or ankle pain, you’ll want to consult an expert in the field. At the Joint Replacement Institute in Naples, Florida, our ace provider team includes a dedicated, specially trained and experienced podiatrist who wants to get you back to the activities you enjoy.
Common Causes of Foot and Ankle Pain
When you experience pain in your feet, it may be due a wide range of diseases, disorders, and conditions, including:
Why You Should See a Podiatrist
Podiatry is the field of medicine concerned with disorders of the feet and ankles. Just as you wouldn’t hire an A/C repairman to tile your home, when it comes to your feet, trust the medical professional whose training and experience is entirely focused on issues affecting your feet.
If your foot or ankle pain is persistent or severe, it’s time to see a podiatrist. If you’re not addressing the underlying cause of your foot or ankle pain, you’re not really treating it. At the Joint Replacement Institute, podiatrist Dr. Jaime Weaver can accurately diagnose the root cause of the problem.
Once the cause of your foot or ankle pain is properly diagnosed, you will likely have options when it comes to treatment:
- Conservative treatments like custom-made orthotics may alleviate your symptoms as well as prevent future problems, especially if there is an existing misalignment or problem with your foot.
- Many acute problems can be conveniently treated in our office. For example, toenail fungal infections are extremely common, highly contagious, and notoriously difficult to treat. Joint Replacement Institute patients have access to on-site laser treatment that can effectively treat this type of fungal infection.
- For patients with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, it is critical that any open wounds or changes in your foot health be treated immediately. Dr. Weaver can address your acute diabetic foot needs, as well as regularly monitor your lower limb health to help you avoid complications like amputation or life-threatening gangrene.
When foot or ankle surgery is necessary, you can trust you’re getting the very best care with a podiatrist who specializes in foot and ankle surgery.
Find out more about our podiatry services.
Foot and Ankle Pain Treatment in Naples, FL
Foot or ankle pain is a serious matter, and you should seek treatment before the problem worsens. Call the Joint Replacement Institute in Naples, Florida, at (239) 261-2663 today to make an appointment with our podiatric surgeon, Dr. Weaver. You can also request an appointment now.