Your ankles and feet shouldn’t cause you pain and prevent you from doing the things you enjoy. If you have ankle or foot pain that isn’t improving, or if you suffered from ankle or foot trauma, our board-certified foot and ankle specialists can diagnose and treat you at Foot & Ankle Institute in Katy and Houston, Texas. Call our offices or request an appointment online for an ankle and foot examination.

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Why do I have ankle or foot pain?

Between the dozens of ligaments, muscles, tendons, and bones in each of your feet and ankles, if you’re experiencing ankle or foot pain, it could stem from any one of these components. You may have ankle or foot pain that’s caused by:

  • Flat feet
  • Bone spurs
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Sprains or strains
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Bunions or hammertoes
  • Arthritis, including gout
  • Broken bones, including stress fractures

Sometimes, ankle or foot pain is associated with a topical issue. For instance, you can feel burning or stabbing foot pain sensations because of an ingrown toenail, plantar warts or diabetic foot wound.

Do I need to see a podiatrist for ankle or foot pain?

Yes, especially since treating sore ankles and feet can be difficult. After all, your circulatory system has to work against the force of gravity to deliver vital nutrients and staying off your feet to give them time to heal can be challenging.

At Foot & Ankle Institute, you can meet with one of our board-certified foot and ankle specialists to learn more about our innovative foot pain treatment solutions. We encourage you to schedule an ankle and foot pain evaluation if you’re experiencing:

  • Difficulty bearing weight on the affected foot
  • Pain that worsens with activity
  • Limited range of motion
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Visible wounds
  • Deformities

We can perform digital X-ray or ultrasound imaging right in the office, so we can get to the root of your ankle or foot pain quickly.

What is the treatment for ankle or foot pain?

Your ankle or foot pain treatment plan from Foot & Ankle Institute is designed to help you get relief from agonizing pain while treating the underlying condition. Our doctors may combine any of the following therapies to help you heal.

  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Custom-molded orthotics
  • Bracing, splinting or casting
  • Specialized footwear, like diabetic shoes
  • Physical therapy or stretching exercises
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Sometimes, surgery is needed to treat ankle or foot conditions, like complex fractures or ruptured connective tissues. Our doctors are experienced foot and ankle surgeons, so if you do need surgery, you can feel confident that you’re in capable hands.

Before suffering from ankle or foot pain another day, book an exam at Foot & Ankle Institute to get started on treatment. You can conveniently schedule an evaluation either online or over the phone.