Ankle sprains are the most common work injury.
Foot and ankle injuries are frequently caused by falls on the knee, twisting or rolling the ankle, walking or running on uneven surfaces, landing awkwardly after a jump, crushing, and direct trauma from sports and motor vehicle collisions.
Common foot and Ankle injuries:
- Sprain of ligaments
- Strain of muscles
- Torn ligaments
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Achilles tendinitis
- Nerve irritation and/or compression
- Plantar fasciitis
- Lisfranc injuries
- Morton’s neuroma
- Bone fractures
- Foot and/or ankle pain
- Problems standing and/or walking
- Inability to bear weight on the foot
- Looseness of the joint
Treatment of foot and ankle injuries includes conservative care with medication and physical therapy to reduce inflammation, pain, and stiffness, and gentle exercises to maintain and improve mobility and strength.
In cases of more extensive foot or ankle injury where conservative treatment fails, our patients are evaluated by a board-certified orthopedic surgeon to determine if further progress can be made with interventions such as injections and surgery.
Patients who undergo surgical procedures then undergo post-surgical physical rehabilitation under our supervision to maximize the range of motion, strength, and function of their foot and ankle.
Other Lower Extremities Injuries
Hip disorders are less common than other joints of the body, but very disruptive to our ability to walk pain-free.
Most common causes of knee pain is due to trauma, overuse, and arthritis. Seeking immediate treatment is essential as chronic pain could affect the other weight-bearing joints such as hip or lower back.