Foot And Ankle Pain Specialist

CHOICE Pain & Rehabilitation Center

Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Pain Management located in Lanham, Hyattsville, Gaithersburg, Dundalk, Baltimore, Rosedale, Olney and Oxon Hill, MD

Your feet and ankles support and move your body with every step you take, so it’s no wonder these structures are susceptible to injuries and conditions that cause pain. The highly skilled physicians at CHOICE Pain & Rehabilitation Center diagnose and treat all types of foot and ankle pain at their offices in Olney, Rosedale, Hyattsville, Gaithersburg, Lanham, Dundalk, and Baltimore, Maryland. If you suffer from foot or ankle pain, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

Foot and Ankle Pain Q & A

What is foot and ankle pain?

Your feet and ankles play an essential role in many movements, including walking, running, and even balancing while you stand still. Bearing the weight of your entire body is a tough job, and taking the wrong step or wearing poorly fitting shoes can increase the stress on your foot and ankle.

There are 28 bones and more than 30 joints in each foot. These bones are held in place by numerous bands of tissue called ligaments and padded by cartilage. Tendons attach muscles to bones, which enable you to perform movements like running and jumping.

Damage or injury to any one of these structures can cause foot and ankle pain. The team at CHOICE Pain & Rehabilitation Center provide personalized pain management to get you on your feet again as soon as possible.

What causes foot and ankle pain?

Your feet and ankles are prone to various sports injuries and medical conditions. The team at CHOICE Pain & Rehabilitation Center treats the full spectrum of foot and ankle problems, including:

  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Flatfeet deformities
  • Arthritis of the foot and ankle
  • Heel pain (plantar fasciitis)
  • Foot and ankle fractures
  • Bunions, hammertoes, and claw toes
  • Ligament sprains
  • Tendinitis

Athletes are at particularly high risk of foot and ankle injuries from acute trauma or overuse from repetitive movements.

How is foot and ankle pain diagnosed?

The highly skilled physicians at CHOICE Pain & Rehabilitation Center use a variety of tools to gain insight into your unique foot or ankle condition. They begin with a detailed review of your medical history and specific symptoms.

They also evaluate your foot and ankle during a physical exam and perform tests to check your strength and flexibility. If necessary, they may take imaging tests such as an X-ray or MRI to assess the internal structures of your foot and ankle.

How is foot and ankle pain treated?

Once they diagnose your condition, the team creates a multidisciplinary treatment plan to relieve your foot and ankle pain. Depending on your needs, treatment may include:

  • Joint injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Acupuncture or acupressure

The team at CHOICE Pain & Rehabilitation Center also provides pain medication management for continued care after the effects of your joint injections subside.

To learn more about managing foot and ankle pain, call CHOICE Pain & Rehabilitation Center or schedule an appointment online today.