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Foot & Ankle Pain Conditions

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  • Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)
  • RSD/CRPS
  • Neuropathy
  • Sport Injuries
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel Spur
  • Bunions
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Hammertoe
  • Fungal Nails
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Wound Care
  • Flat Feet
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pediatric Foot Care
  • Foot Fracture
  • Neuroma

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Common Causes of Foot Pain:

Our feet and ankles work hard every day taking us from here to there. Foot and ankle pain affect many areas including the toes, heel, ball of the foot, arch, lower ankle and upper ankle. Pain can be a result of injury or underlying conditions. If foot and ankle pain is extreme and/or persistent, it is important to seek help from a podiatrist for proper diagnosis and care.

Arthritis (Osteoarthritis)

What is arthritis (osteoarthritis)?

Sometimes called degenerative arthritis, osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It's a wear-and-tear condition that occurs when cartilage deteriorates with use and age.

What causes arthritis in the ankle and foot?

Unfortunately, as we age the cartilage that cushions our joints deteriorates and can cause pain.

How is foot and ankle pain from arthritis treated at SEVA Med Care?

  • Topical Steroid Ointments
  • Steroid Injections
  • PRP Injections
  • Amniox Injections
  • Stimwave
  • Joint Fusions
  • Joint Implants

RSD/CRPS

What is RSD/CRPS?

RSD, or CRPS 1, is a disorder that disturbs pain regulation in nerves within the central and sympathetic nervous systems.

The central nervous system controls most functions of the brain and body.

The sympathetic nervous system is responsible for rapid, involuntary responses to pain or stress.

People with CRPS 1 typically experience pain in the extremities, such as the fingers and toes.

What causes ankle pain from RSD/CPRS?

Doctors suggest that multiple factors may contribute to the development of CRPS 1. These include:

  • abnormal nerve transmission
  • an unusually sensitive central nervous system
  • dysfunction in the autonomic nervous system, which controls unconscious bodily functions

People with CRPS 1 typically experience pain in the extremities, such as the fingers and toes.

How is ankle pain from RSD/CPRS treated at SEVA Med Care?

  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Pain Pump Implantation
  • Sympathetic Nerve Blocks
  • Ketamine Treatment
  • TENS Units
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

Neuropathy

Diabetic Neuropathic Pain:

What is neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet.

What causes neuropathy?

Peripheral neuropathy is a result of damage to the nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord (peripheral nerves) which can be caused by:

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Infections
  • Inherited Disorders
  • Tumors
  • Bone Marrow Disorders

How is foot pain from neuropathy treated at SEVA Med Care?

  • Wound Care
  • Extracellular Matrix Grafts
  • DM Shoe Gear
  • DM Foot Checks
  • Neuropathy Treatment

Sport Injuries

What is a sports injury?

Sports injuries are any injuries to the ankle or foot caused by activity-related trauma and can lead to redness, pain, swelling, stiffness and difficulty walking.

What causes sports injuries?

Injuries can result from overuse or high impact and can affect the foot and ankle.

How are sports injuries treated at SEVA Med Care?

  • Custom Orthotics
  • Bracing
  • Surgical Treatment

Ankle Sprain

What is an ankle sprain?

Ankle sprains are very common injuries. They occur when the ligaments in the ankle are severely stretched or torn.

What causes an ankle sprain?

  • Rolling ankle inward or outward
  • Fall
  • Sudden twist

How are ankle sprains treated at SEVA Med Care?

  • Ankle Braces
  • Unna Boot Treatment
  • PRP Injections
  • Amniox Injections
  • Lateral Ankle Stabilization Procedure

Ankle Fracture

What is an ankle fracture?

Ankle fractures can range from the less serious avulsion injuries (small pieces of bone that have been pulled off), to severe shattering-type breaks of the tibia, fibula or both.

What causes an ankle fracture?

  • Rolling ankle inward or outward
  • Fall
  • Sudden twist

How are ankle fractures treated at SEVA Med Care?

  • Conservative Casting
  • Open Reduction With Internal Fixation of Fracture
  • Total Ankle Replacement

Plantar Fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia).

What causes plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis has several causes, including:

  • Flat feet or high arches
  • Walking gait abnormalities
  • Running or jogging especially on hard surfaces
  • Poorly fitted shoes
  • Excess weight and obesity

How is plantar fasciitis treated at SEVA Med Care?

  • Steroid Injections
  • PRP Injections
  • Custom Orthotics
  • Specific Exercises
  • Minimally Invasive Topaz Procedure

Heel Spur

What is a heel spur?

A heel spur is a bony protrusion that occurs on the heel and makes walking difficult due to stabbing pain.

What causes heel spurs?

  • Walking gait abnormalities
  • Running or jogging especially on hard surfaces
  • Poorly fitted shoes
  • Excess weight and obesity

How are heel spurs treated at SEVA Med Care?

  • Steroid Injections
  • Custom Orthotics
  • Specific Exercises
  • Minimally Invasive Topaz Procedure
  • Excision of Bone Spur

Bunions

What is a bunion?

A bunion is a bone deformity usually occurring at the base of the big toe causing pain or soreness, inflammation and redness, and a burning sensation throughout the big toe.

What causes bunions?

  • Inherited faulty structure of the foot making bunions more likely
  • Poorly fitting shoes
  • Abnormal biomechanics

How are bunions treated at SEVA Med Care?

  • Padding, Strapping or Taping
  • Steroid Injections
  • Wider Shoe Gear
  • Open or Minimally Invasive Bunionectomies

Ingrown Toenail

What is an ingrown toenail?

An ingrown toenail occurs when the toenail has grown into the skin on the side of the toe causing redness, pain, swelling of the surrounding skin, bleeding and oozing of pus.

What causes ingrown toenails?

  • Heredity
  • Trauma
  • Improper Trimming
  • Poorly Fitting Shoes

How are ingrown toenails treated at SEVA Med Care?

  • Nail Avulsions
  • Antibiotics

Hammertoe

What is hammertoe?

Hammertoe is a bending deformity of one or both joints in the toe causing pain when wearing shoes, corns and calluses and inflammation.

What causes hammertoe?

Hammertoe occurs because of weakening of the muscle surrounding the joints due to poorly fitting shoes, inherited genetics and abnormal biomechanics.

How is hammertoe treated at SEVA Med Care?

  • Padding, Strapping or Taping
  • Hammer Toe Arthroplasty
  • Fusion Procedures

Fungal Nails

What is a fungal nail?

Toenail fungus often begins as an infection in the skin. Fungus starts under the nail fold at the end of the nail, and over time, it grows underneath the nail and causes changes to its appearance.

What causes fungal nails?

  • Nail Infection
  • Athletes Foot

How are fungal nails treated at SEVA Med Care?

  • Topical Nail Solutions
  • Nail Avulsions
  • Keryflex Nails

Diabetic Foot Care

What is diabetic foot care?

Diabetes is a systemic illness that can be dangerous to your feet due to vascular compromise. Proper foot assessments are important for diabetic patients and any kind of cut or sore should be taken seriously.

What causes foot pain from diabetes?

Diabetes can cause nerve damage that takes away feeling from your feet, and it can reduce blood flow making it hard to heal from injury and resist infection.

How is foot pain from diabetes treated at SEVA Med Care?

  • Wound Care
  • Extracellular Matrix Grafts
  • DM Shoe Gear
  • DM Foot Checks
  • Neuropathy Treatment

Wound Care

What are different kinds of foot wounds?

Ulcers, or open sores in the skin, occur when the outer layers of the skin are injured and the deeper tissues become exposed.

What causes foot wounds?

  • Poorly Fitted Shoes
  • Prolonged Periods in Bed
  • Injury That Breaks the Skin
  • Diabetes

How are foot wounds treated at SEVA Med Care?

  • Extracellular Matrix Grafts
  • Debridements

Flat Feet

What are flat feet?

Flat feet refers to having very low or no arch. Those with flat feet tend to walk with an overpronation, often causing the feet to point outward. Since the feet carry the weight of the body, it can put an immense amount of pressure on those with little to no arch because that extra support is absent. The weight of the body is often unevenly distributed as well.

What causes flat feet?

  • Heredity
  • Abnormal biomechanics

How are flat feet treated at SEVA Med Care?

  • Custom Orthotics
  • Stretching Exercises
  • Flat Foot Reconstruction Procedures
  • Hyprocure Implant

Plantar Warts

What is a plantar wart?

A plantar wart is a small, fleshy growth, sometimes including a tiny black dot in the center of the bump.

What causes plantar warts?

The HPV virus can enter the skin through an opening, such as a small cut or scrape and cause plantar warts.

How are plantar warts treated at SEVA Med Care?

  • Cantharidin Treatment

Pediatric Foot Care

What is pediatric foot care?

Pediatric foot problems may appear at birth, shortly thereafter, or once your child is walking. Walking abnormally such as walking in-toed or out-toed or toe walking is often the first sign that something is wrong with your child’s foot or their feet. A child that walks incorrectly or has an abnormal walk may alert you that there could be a foot problem.

Foot Fracture

What is a foot fracture?

The foot has 26 bones in it that support our weight and allow us to walk and run. Certain activities or injuries can cause a fracture (break) in one or more of these bones.

What causes foot fractures?

  • High impact sports activities
  • High intensity workouts
  • Fall, trips and accidents

How are foot fractures treated at SEVA Med Care?

  • Conservative Casting
  • Open Reduction With Internal Fixation of Fracture

Neuroma

What is a neuroma?

A neuroma is a painful condition, also referred to as a “pinched nerve” or a nerve tumor. It is a benign growth of nerve tissue frequently found between the third and fourth toes. It brings on pain, a burning sensation, tingling, or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot.

What causes neuromas?

  • Abnormal Biomechanics
  • Trauma
  • Improper Shoe Gear

How are neuromas treated at SEVA Med Care?

  • Topical Steroid Ointments
  • Steroid Injections
  • PRP injections
  • Amniox Injections
  • Excision of Neuroma