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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 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.

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 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 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 or request an appointment online today.

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