Achilles, Ankle, & Foot Pain Relief in Atlanta, Georgia

Foot, ankle, and Achilles tendon pain can be debilitating. These areas are critical to your mobility, and losing function can affect every part of your life.

At Atlanta Innovative Medicine (AIM), our foot and ankle doctors offer patients innovative treatments to alleviate pain in the Achilles tendon, ankle, and foot. We prioritize treating the root cause of the pain and restoring your range of motion and mobility.

Achilles Heel Pain Specialists

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The Achilles tendon extends from the heel bone to the calf muscle, connecting the two. Its primary role is to lift your heel off the ground when walking, running, or jumping.

While your Achilles tendons are the largest and strongest tendons in your body, they’re also subject to frequent stress, making them prone to injury. 

When you suffer from Achilles heel pain or experience an injury to your Achilles tendon, you may feel your treatment options are limited.

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Unlike muscles, tendons don’t receive significant blood flow that delivers healing oxygen and nutrients. Due to the size of the Achilles tendon and the lack of healing blood flow, it can be challenging to find Achilles heel pain relief.

To schedule your free consultation with our foot and ankle specialists, call 770.232.6243 now. 

Conditions Causing Achilles Heel Pain

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Since the Achilles tendon plays such a critical role in movement, injuries and conditions stemming from overuse are common and include:

  • Anterior Achilles tendon bursitis
  • Posterior Achilles tendon bursitis
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Achilles tendinosis
  • Achilles paratenonitis
  • Achilles tendon rupture

Most of these conditions result from overuse, repeated movements, or poorly fitted shoes.

Ankle Pain Specialists

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The ankle is a complicated joint. It is more accurately called the ankle joint complex and is a connection of three joints that come together to create the impressive biomechanical function of the ankle.

The ankle joint complex includes the subtalar joint, which connects the talus and calcaneus tarsal bones; the tibiotalar joint, which joins the tibia and fibula to the talus; and the transverse tarsal joint, which is found inside the subtalar joint. 

Each part of the ankle is essential for it to perform all of its necessary functions. However, this complexity can make it difficult to find quality practitioners for ankle pain relief.

If you have other questions or would like to schedule your free appointment, call 770.232.6243 now. 

Conditions Causing Ankle Pain

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Ankle sprains are common injuries seen every day in urgent care clinics and emergency rooms, with an estimated 2 million sprains occurring yearly.

In addition, those who suffer from ankle sprains are subject to reinjury, with a 3.5 times higher risk of experiencing another sprain.

In addition to sprains, our ankle pain doctors treat the following common causes of pain in the joint: 

  • Bursitis (joint inflammation)
  • Fractures
  • Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Flatfoot

Patients are more likely to need ankle pain treatment if they are over 65, play sports or engage in activities that require extensive running, jumping, and quick changes in direction, or are overweight.

Foot Pain Specialists

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Like the ankle, the foot structure is exceedingly complex, containing 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 ligaments, tendons, and muscles designed to bear weight and support movement.

In addition to its complexity, the foot also has little soft tissue coverage, causing it to be particularly susceptible to injuries that require the care of foot pain doctors to achieve a full recovery. 

Conditions Causing Foot Pain

  • Bone spurs
  • Fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Bunions
  • Hammer or mallet toe
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Peripheral neuropathy

These and other conditions that cause foot pain often result from injury, overuse, or inflammation.

To see how our ankle and foot doctors can help relieve your unique pain, call us now at 770.232.6243

Diagnosing Your Pain at Our Foot Pain Center

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When you visit Atlanta Innovative Medicine with pain, you’ll immediately feel the difference with our integrative methodologies.

Combining traditional and regenerative medicine, our team includes skilled ankle, foot, and Achilles heel pain doctors who are ready to help patients seeking treatment without surgery.

We work with you to accurately diagnose and treat the root cause of your pain. Our diagnosis incorporates muscle strength testing, gait training, range of motion exercises, and analysis of all of your weight-bearing joints to determine the best course of treatment for your needs.

As part of your diagnosis, we’ll consider: 

  • The details and history of your symptoms
  • Previous medical concerns
  • Your family medical history
  • Current medications, lifestyle, and supplements

We will also discuss your concerns, past treatments, and any questions and preferences you have before undergoing your Achilles tendon, foot, or ankle pain therapy.

To begin, call our foot pain center now at 770.232.6243

Foot Pain Treatments

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We customize all the treatments we offer at AIM to suit your diagnosis, lifestyle, and goals. Regular exercise and physical activity are essential to your overall health.

We work with our patients to ensure they can enjoy a healthy lifestyle, without discomfort, to help prevent other medical concerns. 

Your treatment may begin with physical therapy to ensure your surrounding muscles adequately support your area of injury. However, we employ a multidisciplinary approach to our treatments to promote a full recovery.

We work with you to accurately diagnose and treat the root cause of your pain. Our diagnosis incorporates muscle strength testing, gait training, range of motion exercises, and analysis of all of your weight-bearing joints to determine the best course of treatment for your needs.

Non-Surgical Orthopedic Care

Often, orthopedic pain results in surgery, regardless of whether it’s the best treatment for the condition. While surgery is worthwhile in some scenarios, many orthopedic conditions don’t benefit from an operation.

Our non-surgical orthopedic care begins with taking the time to fully understand your pain and where you are in your healing process. Then, depending on your injury, you may benefit from temporarily immobilizing the joint, draining excess fluid, undergoing joint manipulation, or other treatments that can offer relief without necessitating surgery.

 Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) stimulates soft tissue recovery using growth factors found in the platelets, the cells in the blood that heal wounds. We use your blood to create super-concentrated PRP, a natural substance that can help repair your injury and offer long-lasting pain relief.

Trigger Point Injections

After you experience an injury, the muscles around the wound can tighten, forming knots that cause pain as they develop to protect your injury site. Trigger point injections identify and release those knots, restoring comfort and range of motion. 

We often combine trigger point injections as part of an integrated treatment plan at our Achilles pain center. 

Stem Cell Therapy

Atlanta Innovative Medicine proudly offers adipose and bone marrow stem cell therapies to replace and repair damaged joints and tissue, healing your injury instead of masking your pain with medications. 

Stem cells are unique as the only cells that can divide to form specialized cells, such as muscle or bone cells. During stem cell therapy, we extract stem cells from your bone marrow or adipose (fat) tissue and inject those cells into your injury site, where the cells differentiate into the type of tissue necessary to heal your source of pain. 

Other Non-Surgical Treatment Options

Our ultimate goal is to help our patients eliminate discomfort so that they no longer need to rely on medications and surgeries to participate in the activities they love. In addition to the treatments detailed above, we also offer:

We offer multiple approaches because we want our patients to have access to the best treatments available for their needs.

Feel the AIM Difference

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Atlanta Innovative Medicine prioritizes your care. We take the time to understand the cause of your Achilles tendon, ankle, or foot pain and create a thorough treatment plan to alleviate your discomfort. 

You have more options than just chronic pain or surgery. Schedule your free consultation or call us now at 770.232.6243 and learn what our experienced team can do for you.

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