Foot and Ankle Pain

Spine, General Orthopedics, and Sports Medicine located in Redwood City and Santa Clara, CA
Foot and Ankle Pain

Foot and Ankle Pain services offered in Redwood City and Santa Clara, CA

If you have pain in your foot and ankle caused by an injury or disease, see the specialists at SOAR Spine and Orthopedics in Santa Clara and Redwood City, California. The skilled general orthopedics and sports medicine providers pinpoint the root cause of foot and ankle pain and treat your condition to restore mobility. Call the office today to schedule an evaluation or use the online booking feature.

What is foot and ankle pain?

Foot and ankle pain arises from problems with your bones, tendons, ligaments, or muscles. You might suffer an injury while playing sports, being in an accident, falling, or enduring another trauma.

See the SOAR Spine and Orthopedics specialists at the first sign of a problem to be treated promptly and reduce the risk of complications.

What are the symptoms of foot and ankle injuries?

Foot and ankle injuries can cause:

  • Dull aching
  • Sharp or excruciating pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Weakness
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Limited mobility
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Warmth
  • Redness
  • Bruising

The discomfort can be mild or severe, even crippling in some cases, when left untreated. Seeing the SOAR Spine and Orthopedics providers for foot or ankle pain can reduce the need to take pain medicine or undergo invasive procedures.

What can cause foot and ankle pain?

Common causes of foot and ankle pain include:

  • Strains
  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Other injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sports injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Nerve damage

You might injure your foot or ankle playing sports, falling, or being in a car accident. You could also injure your foot because you carry excess body weight, suffer age-related wear, or lack strength.

What is the source of my foot and ankle pain?

To determine the cause of foot and ankle discomfort, the SOAR Spine and Orthopedics team evaluates your feet and ankles. They review your symptoms, lifestyle, and medical history before completing a physical exam.

You might need bloodwork, joint-fluid testing, nerve testing, X-rays, or other imaging procedures to pinpoint the reason for severe or ongoing pain.

How is foot and ankle pain treated?

We specialize in minimally invasive techniques, but depending on the cause of foot or ankle problems, your SOAR Spine and Orthopedics provider could recommend:

  • Rest
  • Ice or heat packs
  • Bracing or casting
  • Physical therapy
  • Injections
  • Medication
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Surgery
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Feldenkrais Method
  • Yoga
  • Tai chi
  • Strength-building exercises
  • Medically supervised weight loss

In severe cases, your specialist will suggest that you undergo surgery to repair, remove, or replace damaged tissues in your feet or ankles.

You often need more than one treatment to heal as quickly as possible without complications. Your SOAR Spine and Orthopedics provider follows up with you to make sure your treatment works effectively.

Schedule an appointment today at SOAR Spine and Orthopedics by phone or online if you experience foot and ankle pain and need relief.