The feet and ankles form the foundation for movement and athletic performance. Injuries to the foot and ankle can cause weakness and debilitating pain.
Foot and ankle pain can interfere with all activities and affect your enjoyment of life.
Dr. Roy Nini is among the best orthopedic doctors in Los Angeles. He provides compassionate care and innovative, non-surgical treatments, such as stem cell therapy, to achieve healing and profound pain relief for problems with the feet and ankles.
Feet & Ankle Symptoms
The feet and ankles support the weight of the body, absorb shock, and provide balance. They are composed of numerous muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones, all of which are susceptible to injury.
Common symptoms of feet and ankle problems include:
- Dull ache
- Pain at the heel, arch, ball, toe, or outer edge of the foot
- Loss of flexibility in the ankles
- Discomfort that improves or worsens with activity
- Limited mobility
Common Feet & Ankle Injuries and Conditions
A variety of injuries and conditions can cause foot and ankle pain. A large percentage of athletic injuries occur in the feet and ankles, particularly in sports that require jumping and running, such as basketball, soccer, football, and dancing.
This injury occurs frequently among runners and other athletes. It is an overuse injury involving the Achilles tendon, which is the largest tendon in the body. Achilles tendinitis causes pain above the heel and in the back of the leg after activity.
Sprained ankles are caused by twisting of the foot, which causes damage to the ligaments of the ankle. Inversion ankle sprains involve twisting the foot inward, causing damage to the outer ligaments. Eversion sprains, caused by twisting the foot outward, cause damage to the inside ankle ligaments, which is usually more severe.
This is a common condition among runners and many other people. It causes stabbing pain that is worse upon rising and improves throughout the day. Plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia (the band of tissue supporting the arch of the foot) absorbs too much stress.
Athletes participating in sports such as running, tennis, basketball, and gymnastics have a higher risk of stress fractures because of repetitive stress placed on the feet and ankles. Stress fractures are small cracks in the bone. They occur when the muscles are unable to absorb the stress of repeated impact.
Compassionate, Customized Foot & Ankle Care
At Full Range Ortho, we provide top-notch, personalized sports medicine in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. We are compassionate, we listen, and we care. Dr. Roy Nini and his team are persistent, and we do not give up on helping our patients.
Feet and ankle injuries and chronic pain can interfere with activities and diminish quality of life. We offer innovative, interventional treatments to significantly relieve your pain and speed healing.
Treatment options for feet and ankle pain may include:
- Hamstring injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Calf strains
- Damaged tendons and ligaments
The best options for you will depend on several factors, including the type of injury or condition causing your pain. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Roy Nini for a consultation, evaluation, and comprehensive feet and ankle treatment plan.
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