NEARLY 8 OUT OF 10 PEOPLE WILL EXPERIENCE FOOT OR ANKLE PAIN.
Millions of Americans suffer foot and ankle pain every day. At Forsyth Regional Orthopaedic Center, we offer innovative surgical techniques to reduce pain, shorten recovery time and accelerate rehabilitation of foot and ankle-related issues. Some of the most common conditions include:
Ankle SprainA common and painful injury that is caused by twisting the ankle.
Achilles Tendon InjuryMost often caused by running or jumping (basketball, jogging, etc.) that strains the tendon (Achilles tendonitis) or causes a rupture.
BunionAn enlargement of the bone or tissue at the base of the big toe, with causes ranging from ill-fitting shoes to inherited bone structure.
PLANTAR FASCIITISThe most common form of foot pain, this is the inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. Risk factors include long distance running, sudden weight gain, flat feet or high arches, or wearing shoes with poor support. The most common symptom is sharp pain in the morning when you take your first steps.
Stress Fracture or Muscle/Tendon StrainCaused by excessive physical activity – such as long-distance running or intensive training – that puts continuous stress on the foot and ankle.
Shin SplintsThe common name for pain created by a stress to the shin bone (tibia) that can be caused by excessive physical activity, athletic shoes that fit improperly, or other factors.
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