Ankle And Leg Pain
Pain in your ankle and leg deserves a visit to Oregon Institute of Foot Care. Ankle and leg pain can interfere with your ability to do the activities you love, making simple tasks such as standing or walking uncomfortable or impossible.
A visit to Oregon Institute of Foot Care can help you resolve your ankle and leg pain before it becomes chronic and debilitating.
Causes and Treatments of Ankle and Leg Pain
Achilles tendonitis is one of the leading causes of lower leg pain. Pain can be anywhere from the back of the heel all the way up the back of the lower leg. Dr. Manson often uses diagnostic ultrasound to rule out a tear of the achilles tendon. It is usually treated with immobilization, rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medication, and in some cases physical therapy.
Posterior Heel Spur
Posterior heel spur, also called Haglund’s deformity is a bony growth on the back of the heel bone. It presents as a large, hard bump on the back of the heel that is painful in shoes and painful to touch. X-rays and diagnostic ultrasound are taken to evaluate the spur, heel bone and achilles tendon. Conservative treatment can involve rest, ice, physical therapy, shoe modifications, and custom orthotics. Heel Spur Removal Surgery involves detaching the achilles tendon from the heel bone, shaving off the heel spur, and then reattaching the achilles tendon with bone anchors.
Ankle sprains are a common sports injury, but can also occur during your normal life. Chronic ankle sprains can lead to ankle instability and ankle weakness. Diagnosis typically involves a physical exam, X-rays, and diagnostic ultrasound. Treatment of ankle sprains can involve immobilization, icing, rest, anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections, and physical therapy.
Shin splints can occur on the front of the lower leg and back of the lower leg. It is a wear and tear type injury that usually occurs in very active people or with a recent increase in activity level. The muscle gets inflamed where it attaches to the bone on the lower leg causing pain. Treatment often involves immobilization, icing, rest, anti-inflammatory medications, custom orthotics, and physical therapy.
Hallux Rigidus Surgery
Toes and Nails
Plantar Fasciitis Surgery
At Oregon Institute of Foot Care, we care about healthy, happy, beautiful feet. We strive to provide personalized foot care and achieve the outcomes, both functionally and cosmetically, that our patients desire. What sets OIFC apart is our dedication to providing the highest quality care available, utilizing the latest medical techniques and technologies, educating patients to make well-informed health care decisions, and restoring foot and ankle function as quickly and beautifully as possible. Our mission is to give you healthy, happy, beautiful feet.