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Foot and Ankle Pain

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Foot and Ankle Pain

Symptoms

  • Inability bear weight
  • Decreased balance
  • Inability to twist/rotate the ankle.
  • Numbness, tingling and/or burning pain in the foot.
  • Pain of ankle and foot
  • Swelling or redness

Your foot and ankle is an intricate network of bones, ligaments, tendons, nerves and muscles. Strong enough to bear your body weight and enable you to move, your foot and ankle can be prone to injury and pain. Although some  pain often responds well to home treatments, it can take time to resolve. You should see your doctor for foot and ankle pain as well as any numbness or tingling in the foot and ankle region. Foot and ankle issues need to be addressed as it can also lead to secondary problems in the knees, hip and/or lower back.

Causes

  • Neuropathy
  • Avulsion fracture
  • Broken foot
  • Bursitis (joint inflammation)
  • Gout (arthritis related to excess uric acid)
  • Osteoarthritis (disease causing the breakdown of joints)
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory joint disease)
  • Sprained ankle
  • Stress fractures
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Lumbar radiculopathy
  • Morton;s neuroma
  • Repetitive Stress injury
  • Improper Foot wear

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