Have you ever suffered from an Achilles, ankle or foot injury? If so, then you know how debilitating the pain can be—and how it interrupts a vibrant, active life. But do you know the common causes of pain and ways we can help restore your health?
Feet, ankles and Achilles tendons are more prone to injury than other areas of our bodies because they constantly bear our weight over the course of our day-to-day activities. These lower extremities of the body do not get a large blood supply, so an injury can make it difficult for the body to heal. That’s why muscle sprains, strains and plantar fasciitis can quickly become chronic issues.
Common causes for foot injury and pain include:
- Overuse of tendons and muscles
- Increasing your level of physical activity too quickly
- Wearing high heels and increasing stress on the tendons
- Having flat feet or fallen arches
- Muscles or tendons in the legs that are too tight
- Age also plays a role: foot pain and injuries become more common as we age. While foot soreness is common after age 40, and even more so after age 65, that does not mean you need to suffer through pain—at any age.
Our expert team combines an integrated approach—nonsurgical orthopedics and functional medicine—to give you an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. Through range of motion testing, muscle testing, gait training and analysis of other weight bearing joints, we can properly diagnose and treat your ankle and foot pain.
Getting Ready for an Appointment
If you have scheduled a visit, consider collecting and creating a list of the following information to share with us:
- detailed description of the symptoms you are experiencing
- information about past medical problems you’ve had
- information about the medical problems of your parents
- medications and dietary supplements you take
- questions you might want to ask the doctor
Atlanta Innovative Medicine provides a wide range of treatments for foot and ankle pain management—personalized to your diagnosis and needs.
Physical therapy, stretching and simply staying off your feet can be ways you find relief. In some cases, more focused foot and ankle pain treatment and management may be required.
We encourage an active, healthy lifestyle and want our patients to enjoy their pastimes without pain and discomfort. Our goal is to get you out of pain as quickly as possible, treating the root cause of the pain in order to prevent it from returning.
Healing without surgery
We have been very successful restoring full function to our patients without the use of surgery through the use of:
- Orthopedic care
- Physical therapy
- Functional medicine
- Chiropractic care
- Regenerative medicine