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Southern Oregon Orthopedics & Paragon Orthopedic Center

Chronic pain in your foot or ankle can keep you from being physically active. At Southern Oregon Orthopedics & Paragon Orthopedic Center, the orthopedic specialists offer a wide range of services that focus on the health and function of your feet and ankles. They use on-site diagnostic testing to determine the cause of foot and ankle pain and customize a treatment plan to your individual needs. They can also perform minimally invasive surgery to get you back on your feet without pain. Schedule an appointment online or call the office in Medford, Oregon, to learn more.

What are common foot and ankle conditions?

Your feet and ankles are made up of ligaments, tendons, muscles, bones, and nerves that allow you to walk, stand, run, and support your body weight. You can injure any of the structures in a fall or auto accident, or you can overuse them while participating in sports and other high-impact activities.

Your feet and ankles can also become painful as you age or because of underlying degenerative medical conditions.

Some of the common foot and ankle conditions the providers at Southern Oregon Orthopedics & Paragon Orthopedic Center diagnose and treat include:

  • Arthritis

  • Bunions

  • Fractures

  • Infections

  • Deformities

  • Impingement

  • Ankle instability

They also see a lot of soft tissue sprains, strains, and tears.

The orthopedic specialists offer comprehensive diagnostic evaluations to determine the root cause of unexplained foot and ankle swelling, pain, and immobility.

When should I seek treatment for foot and ankle conditions?

Minor foot and ankle problems, like strains and sprains, might heal on their own with rest, over-the-counter medications, heat, and ice.

If these therapies aren’t enough to relieve your symptoms, or if you experience chronic pain from arthritis, deformities, or other serious conditions, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation with the team at Southern Oregon Orthopedics & Paragon Orthopedic Center.

The physicians can properly diagnose the cause of your symptoms and customize a treatment plan to prevent your condition from worsening.

What foot and ankle services are available?

Southern Oregon Orthopedics & Paragon Orthopedic Center offers comprehensive diagnostic services right in their offices, including X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), so you won’t have to travel elsewhere to get a diagnosis.

Depending on the nature of your condition, the providers can customize a treatment plan that might include:

  • Bracing and splinting

  • Physical therapy

  • Medications

  • Injection therapy

The orthopedic specialists also offer customized surgical plans to repair or replace joints, repair damaged soft tissues and fractures, and restore function in the foot and ankle joints. Fusion surgery is also available to address ankle instability.

Southern Oregon Orthopedics & Paragon Orthopedic Center also offers full-service rehabilitation services to help you rebuild strength in your feet and ankles as part of your treatment or following surgery.

To schedule a diagnostic evaluation for foot and ankle conditions, call Southern Oregon Orthopedics & Paragon Orthopedic Center or request an appointment online today.


Our Foot and Ankle Service Providers:


Richard F. Owens, Jr., MD

Foot and Ankle Specialist

Andrew Del Carlo, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Dillon Smith, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Southern Oregon Orthopedics & Paragon Orthopedic Center