Aching in the feet or ankles could be a sign of joint pain. At the Center for Foot and Ankle Care in Denver, Dr. Eugene Rosenthall treats children and adults who suffer from joint pain. He uses a variety of traditional and innovative orthopedic treatment methods, ensuring each patient receives the best care possible. To find freedom from stiff, achy feet or ankles, contact Dr. Rosenthall’s office today. Call to schedule or book your appointment online.
The 26 bones and more than 30 joints in your foot easily get bruised, inflamed, swollen, or fractured. If you’re experiencing joint pain in your feet or ankles, you may have one of the following issues:
Along with pain, you may also notice symptoms like stiffness, tenderness, skin discoloration, and temperature changes in the affected area.
A bunion forms at the base of your big toe, at the metatarsophalangeal joint. A large bump, it forces the toe to bend toward your other toes and creates a painful lump. When untreated, bunions cause significant pain.
Bunions can also form on the outside of your foot, at the base of the little toe.
Dr. Rosenthall recommends specific treatments, depending on the type and severity of your condition. To uncover the cause of your joint pain, he performs a thorough physical examination, determining the location of your pain and which tendons or bones are affected.
He may take an X-ray of your foot for a comprehensive look.
Initially, rest and limiting movement and weight bearing as much as possible is the usual treatments for joint pain. Avoiding strenuous activities to give your foot time to heal and reduce inflammation in the joint is a good idea, too.
Dr. Rosenthall may also suggest a custom orthotic device to eliminate the pain or reduce symptoms. In some cases, he may advise surgery to correct a structural issue in your foot or ankle.
Joint pain in the feet and ankles can indicate a severe problem, especially when it impacts your mobility. Joint pain often worsens over time when not treated, leaving you susceptible to injuries that further complicate the integrity of your feet.
Unlike a regular physician, a board-certified podiatrist like Dr. Rosenthall can design a specialized treatment plan for you and your joint pain, geared toward long-term recovery and well-being.
To obtain the most comprehensive foot and ankle care in the Denver area, contact Dr. Rosenthall’s office today. Call the office to schedule or use the easy online scheduling system.