Ankle and foot pain can be extremely inconvenient, preventing you from performing everyday activities and being physically active. At Sienna Wellness Institute & Sienna Podiatry in Lake Isabella, California, Dr. Holly Spohn-Gross provides comprehensive treatment for ankle and foot pain stemming from different causes, including injuries and chronic conditions. She uses innovative methods like steroid and stem cell injections to heal your foot and ankle problems. To find relief from your ankle and foot pain, call or schedule an appointment online today.
Your feet and ankles contain many bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments, as well as a network of blood vessels, nerves, skin, and soft tissue. All of these components work in collaboration to provide you with balance, mobility, and support. One small problem with either your feet or ankles can be very physically debilitating, causing pain and affecting your ability to stand, walk, and run.
Some of the most common causes of ankle and foot pain include:
Finding out what’s causing your foot or ankle pain is essential in helping treat your symptoms.
Dr. Spohn-Gross evaluates your symptoms and performs a thorough physical exam to determine the reasons behind your ankle or foot pain. In some cases, further testing like X-rays can help conclusively determine the root causes of your pain.
When it comes to treating ankle and foot pain, Dr. Spohn-Gross works with you to develop a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan that addresses root causes.
She uses stem cell and steroid injections to repair the foot or ankle joints caused by osteoarthritis-related damage to bone, cartilage, or ligaments.
For certain types of ankle or foot pain, such as inflammation on the soles of feet, wearing orthotics can help improve your condition and relieve pain.
With fractures and more serious chronic conditions, Dr. Spohn-Gross performs foot surgery and provides casting to protect broken bones.
There are steps you can take to help guard against potential foot and ankle pain. Stretching before you exercise can help limit your risk of sustaining injury to your joints. You should also avoid walking barefoot and wear comfortable shoes with good cushioning to prevent foot pain.
Another easy way to prevent foot pain is taking good care of your toenails. Ingrown toenails can lead to pain or other uncomfortable conditions like athlete’s foot. Cut your toenails often and straight across with clean nail scissors.
If you’re experiencing ankle or foot pain, call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about your treatment options.