Foot pain and ankle pain can make everyday life tortuous. Yet foot pain and ankle pain are common. You don’t need to live with it!
Your feet and ankles are complicated, delicate, yet strong enough to bear your weight. However, they are good candidates for injury and pain. Even a long-ago sprain may be the culprit for today’s pain, especially if there’s scar-tissue buildup.
Foot pain and ankle pain can originate in the bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, fascia or nerves.
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The tissue connecting the heel to the toes becomes irritated. Heel spurs are also a common condition; one in 10 people have heel spurs. Heel spurs may be the result of overcompensating for other abnormalities in your musculoskeletal system.
Even poorly fitted shoes can be the cause of foot pain or ankle pain.
Nerve damage, sometimes from an injury, is another cause of ankle pain or foot pain. We often find that nerves originating in the lower spine can send pain triggers down the leg, to the foot and ankle. By treating the root cause, we can alleviate your pain.
- Heel pain
- Pain increases in the morning, when getting out of bed
- Foot pain when walking or standing
- Arch pain
- Difficulty pushing off with toes
- Flattened arch
- Numbness or tingling
- Dull, throbbing pain
- Sharp, shooting pain