FOOT & ANKLE
Conditions & Treatments
This condition causes foot pain on the outer side of your ankle. It’s a lasting pain that you may feel all the time, which can make it hard to walk and run.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
This is a type of chronic, long-lasting, severe pain. Most often, a burning or pins-and-needles pain develops in an arm or leg that has been injured. Sometimes, the pain spreads to other parts of the body. Symptoms may also include sensitivity to touch, abnormal sweating, changes in your hair and/or nails and/or problems moving your limb. CRPS is most common in those ages 20-35, but it can also occur in children and affects women more often than men. There is no cure, but treatment options may provide relief.
This condition develops as an irritation of the plantar fascia. This thick band of connective tissue travels across the bottom of the foot between the toes and the heel and supports the foot’s natural arch. Plantar fasciitis may cause a stabbing pain in the heel of the foot that is typically worse in the morning. A variety of treatment options are available for this type of foot pain.
If you suffer from joint, tendon, ligament, back, neck or pelvic pain, you may be a candidate for regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine is an exciting scientific and medical discipline that focuses on tapping into the regenerative capacity of the body to restore the functioning of damaged cells, tissues and organs. Learn more about the various types of regenerative medicine.
Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
This is a novel approach to ongoing lower leg and foot pain. A small lead is placed directly overlying the nerve through an image-guided outpatient procedure. A small generator is then worn which powers the device and interrupts the pain signals from the area.
Care & Management
Pain that lasts for more than six months is considered chronic. It’s different from the temporary pain you feel when you hurt yourself. With chronic pain, you may not know why you are hurting. Your pain may affect your whole body and your mind, causing issues that impact your everyday life. But there is hope. Here are some tips to help you manage chronic pain.
If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, you may need to make some lifestyle changes, but you can still do many of the things you enjoy. You just have to take steps to manage your condition. Treatment options will be based on your individual needs.
Rheumatoid arthritis, also known as RA, is a chronic, autoimmune disease. It affects joints throughout your body. It affects joints throughout the body and may cause problems in the feet and ankles, such as stiffness, pain and swelling, making it hard to walk or accomplish everyday tasks. Treatment options will be based on your individual needs.