Foot and ankle pain are two of the most common musculoskeletal problems. Even so, without treatment, you might experience potentially serious complications, like an infection or mobility issues. At Mercer-Bucks Orthopaedics, the board-certified podiatrists provide surgical and non-surgical treatment for conditions that affect the foot and ankle. To make an appointment in Hamilton, Lawrenceville, Princeton, and Marlton, New Jersey, or Langhorne, Pennsylvania, call the nearest office or book online today.
Everyone experiences foot and ankle pain at one time or another. Usually, the symptoms are mild and respond to at-home treatments like ice, rest, and elevation. If your pain lasts for more than a week, or it occurs alongside other symptoms, like bruising, swelling, or difficulty walking, contact the specialists at Mercer-Bucks Orthopaedics (MBO).
Foot and ankle pain occurs for various reasons, including:
You might also experience foot and ankle pain due to a work- or sports-related injury.
During a comprehensive exam, the specialist at Mercer-Bucks Orthopaedics (MBO) diagnose foot and ankle pain. Your provider asks about your symptoms, conducts a series of tests to determine the location and severity of the pain, and may order additional testing such as blood work and diagnostic imaging. After collecting this information, your provider makes recommendations for treatment.
At MBO, the specialists offer several types of treatment for foot and ankle pain. Often, they recommend noninvasive measures, like rest, ice, compression, and taking over-the-counter medication. You might also benefit from custom orthotics or wearing comfortable and supportive shoes.
Other treatments, such as physical therapy, may be recommended. In some cases, surgery might be necessary. The specialists at MBO have years of experience performing traditional open surgery and minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery.
You can’t prevent foot and ankle pain outright, but there are things you can do to reduce your risk. The specialists at MBO recommend:
By following these steps, you can stay mobile and pain-free.
If you’re tired of living with foot and ankle pain, don’t wait to get treated. Make an appointment at Mercer-Bucks Orthopaedics by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking feature today.