Foot pain can be caused by a variety of reasons. It’s important to note when the pain started, where the pain is, if the pain increases or decreases during certain activities, what physical activities you participate in, past surgeries/injuries, and if you have any pre-existing health conditions.
Make sure to bring all the information possible to your appointment so we can take a holistic look at your case!
Ankle sprains occur when the ankle is twisted or forced in a way that stretches or tears one or more ligaments. The severity of the injury depends on if the ligaments are stretched, partially torn, or fully torn.
Symptoms of an ankle sprain include pain, bruising, swelling, stiffness, and difficulty walking.
Prompt medical attention is highly recommended. If left untreated, or if treated incorrectly, ankle sprains can heal incorrectly, which can lead to chronic problems.
Nonsurgical treatment includes R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), and physical therapy.
In severe cases, surgery may be recommended in order to repair a torn ligament.
Chronic lateral ankle pain occurs most commonly from an improperly healed sprained ankle or other injuries.
Symptoms include recurring pain on the outside part of the ankle, ankle instability, difficulty walking on uneven ground, swelling, stiffness, and tenderness.
Treatments include over the counter or prescription medication, physical therapy to build muscle strength, steroid medications, ankle braces, and immobilization (in the case of fracture).
It is always important to seek the advice of a health care professional in cases like this. Continuous usage of an improperly healed body part can cause a tremendous amount of pain and problems.
Osteochondritis is a condition where loose bone or cartilage gets caught between joints or bones, causing pain, stiffness, swelling, and in severe cases, immobility. The loose piece(s) are typically a result of a twisting-type injury of the ankle.
Treatments for mild cases involve immobilization of the foot and ankle. In more severe cases, surgery may be recommended to remove the loose bone or cartilage.
What is EPAT?
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) is the most advanced and highly effective non-invasive treatment method cleared by the FDA for heel pain and a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions, including Plantar Faciitis, Heel Spurs, and Achilles Tendonitis.
How does it work?
The non-invasive EPAT treatment is based on a unique set of pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate the healing process, leading damaged tissue to gradually regenerate and eventually heal.
Benefits of EPAT include:
Our in-office treatments can take just 5-10 minutes over the course of 3-5 weekly sessions
80+% patient satisfaction
No anesthesia, no risk of infection or scarring, no downtime
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If you are experiencing heel pain or discomfort, we encourage you to please call our office to determine whether EPAT is an appropriate treatment option for you.