Foot And Ankle Pain Specialist

Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics -  - Orthopedics

Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine located in Nashville, TN & Franklin, TN

Foot and ankle pain can make it difficult to walk, climb stairs, and get where you need to go. The expert team at Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics diagnoses and treats foot and ankle pain at four locations in Nashville and one in Franklin, Tennessee. If you’re concerned about foot and ankle pain, call the nearest office, or schedule an appointment online today.

Foot and Ankle Pain Q & A

What are some causes of foot and ankle pain?

Whether it’s due to an injury or overuse from repetitive motions like running, foot and ankle pain has many causes. The team at Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics provides comprehensive care of all types of foot and ankle pain, including:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Foot and ankle fractures
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Stress fractures
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Peroneal tendonitis and tendon tears
  • Arthritis of the foot and ankle
  • Sesamoiditis

They treat various foot deformities, like bunions and bunionettes, hammertoes, flat feet, and clubfoot, and lower leg injuries like calf muscle strain and tibial fractures.

When should I see a doctor for foot and ankle pain?

Foot and ankle pain is common, but that doesn’t mean you have to endure it. Call Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics when you have foot and ankle pain that’s severe or persistent.

For mild to moderate foot and ankle pain, you may want to try home remedies such as rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE), and over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen.

How are foot and ankle pain diagnosed?

First, the Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics team asks about your foot and ankle pain, including how it began and what other symptoms you have. They carefully examine your foot, ankle, and lower leg.

On-site imaging tests like an X-ray or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan help the Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics team pinpoint the cause of your foot and ankle pain so they can recommend the best course of treatment.

How are foot and ankle pain treated?

The Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics team takes a conservative approach to treatment. Depending on the cause of your foot and ankle pain, non-surgical treatment may include:

  • Physical therapy and stretching exercises
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Steroid injections
  • Custom orthotics
  • Changes in footwear
  • Wearing a walking boot or brace
  • Using assistive devices like crutches
  • Casting or splinting
  • Activity modification
  • Padding or strapping the foot

If your foot and ankle pain is severe or conservative treatment doesn’t work, the team may recommend surgery. 

The expert team at Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics performs all types of foot and ankle surgeries, including Achilles tendon repair, ankle fusion, flat foot reconstruction surgery, and total ankle replacement.

To find relief from foot and ankle pain, call Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics, or book an appointment online today.

 

 

Dr. Willers

 

Dr. Thomson