Foot & Ankle Pain
Your foot and ankle are made up of more than 26 bones, 33 joints and 100 tendons, ligaments and muscles. When these body parts become injured or painful, it can affect the way you stand, walk, run, balance and jump.
To schedule an appointment, call us at 864-560-5150.
Whether you need to walk pain-free at work or play, or you’re training for a marathon, the physicians and physical therapists with Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Rehabilitation Services can help heal your foot and ankle pain, and get you back to an active, healthy lifestyle.
Causes of Foot & Ankle Pain
Foot and ankle pain can be caused by a variety of conditions and injuries.
The most common foot and ankle pain conditions include:
- Achilles tendon rupture. The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. When this tendon ruptures (breaks), often during sprinting or jumping, it is extremely painful.
- Ankle sprain/strain. An ankle sprain occurs when a ligament of the ankle becomes torn or stretched out. An ankle strain occurs when the muscles and/or tendons of the ankle are injured.
- Bi-malleolar fracture or tri-malleolar fracture (broken ankle). These injuries occur when the bones of the ankle are broken.
- Compartment syndrome. Compartment syndrome occurs when too much pressure is put on the muscles of foot and/or ankle, causing swelling and bleeding.
- Gastroc strain. This occurs when the muscles of the calf become injured.
- High ankle sprain. A high ankle sprain occurs when the tendons located on the top of the ankle are injured.
- Osteoarthritis. This conditions affects the flexible tissues in your foot and ankle.
- Plantar fasciitis. This condition causes heel pain due to the inflammation (painful and swollen) of the plantar fascia (a thick band of tissue that connects your heel to your toes).
- Sesamoiditis. This condition occurs when the bones of the forefoot are broken or become inflamed.
Treatments for Foot & Ankle Pain
When you injure your foot and ankle, our specialists will assess if nonsurgical treatments through Spartanburg Regional Rehabilitation Services, such as wearing braces, orthotics, steroid injections, doing physical therapy exercises, or resting and icing the injury, will help heal your pain.
If surgery is required to heal your injury, our specialists can help you get you back on your feet following surgery.
Talk to your doctor about a referral to physical therapy. With the referral, we can schedule you for an evaluation right away and together take the first steps towards improvement or recovery.
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Spartanburg, SC 29307
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