Foot and Ankle Joint Pain and Treatment
Your feet and ankles are comprised of many bones and ligaments which means that there are many different injuries you can sustain in those areas.
For instance, you can fracture an ankle bone, a heel bone or even a toe bone. Because the ankle can be easily twisted or turned, sprained and broken ankles are very common. It’s hard to tell if you have a sprain or a break because the symptoms are very similar.
Our Foot and Ankle Specialists in Kansas City
Our foot and ankle specialists are experts at diagnosing and repairing foot and ankle injuries. The doctors and physicians at Drisko, Fee, and Parkins in Kansas City are some of the best foot surgeons in the nation.
Common Foot Injuries & Diseases
Almost one-fourth of the bones in your body are in your feet. This allows your feet to provide both support and movement. A fractured bone in a toe or your forefoot may be painful but is not usually disabling.
Most of these injuries don’t require an operation and will heal completely. But other bones that break can require major surgery to make sure all of the small bones heal properly in the correct position.
Common foot injuries include everything from broken bones to torn Achilles tendons to lawn mower accidents. At DFP Orthopaedics, our doctors and foot surgeons can handle it all.
Typical Foot Injuries We Treat
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Bone Spurs
- Tears in Achilles Tendons
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Heel Bone Fractures
- Heel Pain
- Lawn Mower Injuries
- Talus Fractures
- Midfoot Injury
- Toe and Forefoot Fractures
- Turf Toe
- Stress Fractures
- Flatfoot (Adult Acquired)
- Flexible Flatfoot (Children)
- Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
- Arthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Vertical Talus
- Diabetic Foot
- Hammer Toe
- Claw Toe
- Ingrown Toenail
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Stiff Big Toe
Common Ankle Injuries
The ankle joint is made up of three bones – the tibia and fibula (bones in your lower leg) and the talus which is a foot bone that looks rounded and sits above the foot and below the lower leg bones connecting them.
Two joints are involved in ankle fractures – the ankle joint and the syndesmosis (the joint between the tibia and fibula held together by ligaments). These joints allow your ankle and foot to flex and move. Unfortunately, they are also prone to injury.
The main causes of sprained or broken ankles are tripping and falling, twisting or rotating, bending it past the range of motion (rolling) your ankle, or impact from a fall or automobile accident.
There is a wide range of injuries and wide range of recovery times. Because ankle injuries are difficult to diagnose, you may need an x-ray, or even a CAT scan or MRI to determine the full scope of the injury.
Typical ankle injuries we repair here at Drisko, Fee & Parkins include sprains, fractures, pilon fractures (the tibia and/or fibula are broken near the ankle) which are the result of high-impact like in a fall or car accident, and arthritis.
Excellent Orthopaedic Care in Kansas City
If you have a foot or ankle injury, minor or major, the foot and ankle specialists at DFP Orthopaedic Surgery in Kansas City have the skills to repair it. Our doctors and surgeons can reconstruct and repair foot and ankle bones and joints using the latest in orthopaedic technology.
All DFP physicians and foot surgeons are Board Certified and our staff includes some of the finest subspecialty orthopaedists in America. We perform joint reconstruction and total joint replacement surgeries, so you know you’re in good hands with DFP Orthopaedic Surgery. If you’re suffering from joint pain, come see us for relief.