Treatment for Foot and Ankle Pain in Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, and Rice Lake, WI
Foot pain is probably one of the most common reasons people come to Foot & Ankle Clinic. for answers. While minor bouts of fleeting pain can often be treated with simple home care, there are moments when you’ll want to turn to a foot care professional for treatment.
First and foremost, you should never ignore any kind of pain, particularly pain that impacts your feet and ankles. After all, pain that keeps you from performing at your best or enjoying everyday activities should be addressed by a qualified podiatrist. Of course, foot pain is rather generic and countless issues could be going on, which is another reason to turn to us for care. By finding out what’s really going on, we can also map out a treatment plan that caters to you and the exact issues you’re dealing with.
When you come into New England Foot & Ankle Specialists offices located in Nashua or Wakefield for a consultation, we will examine your feet, ask you questions about your pain (including location, when it started, and the severity), and perform a physical exam and imaging tests to rule out certain conditions while also making a definitive diagnosis.
There are many causes of foot and ankle pain including:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendonitis
- Bone spurs
- Bunions and hammertoes
- Sprains and strains
Any kind of new or worsening pain should be checked out by a podiatrist, especially if your pain is the result of an injury or accident. By seeing a doctor right away we can provide you with the proper treatment you need to heal properly. Putting off treatment, however, can lead to weakness, limited range of motion, chronic pain and inflammation, and long-term instability. This is why it’s important to turn to our team if you are dealing with pain that doesn’t go away within a couple of days of home care, or pain that gets worse or is severe.
From long endurance runs on weekends to wearing those towering high heels out on a date, there are many reasons why you may find yourself dealing with achy, tired, or painful ankles the next day. While you might be able to pinpoint this discomfort when it happens to you, other times you may not understand what’s causing you pain. When this occurs, Foot & Ankle Clinic is here to answer your questions and provide your ankle with the quality care it needs to heal quickly and efficiently.
What could be causing my ankle pain?
There are many reasons someone may develop ankle pain. If your pain is severe or if you can’t put weight on your ankle, then you must seek immediate medical attention. The ankle is incredibly delicate, which makes it susceptible to injury. Common causes of ankle pain include:
- Strains and sprains
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
While more strains and sprains may be treated through ample rest and home care, if you’re dealing with persistent foot and/or ankle pain does warrant seeing a podiatrist. After all, more intense injuries or chronic conditions will require different treatment and care than minor injuries, and the sooner you get the treatment you need the better for the long-term health and function of your ankles.
Contact Foot and Ankle Pain in Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, and Rice Lake Today.
If foot and ankle pain problems are not properly treated this can lead to long-term instability, weakness, pain, and inflammation. It is our job at Foot & Ankle Clinic to make sure that all problems are properly treated. Call us at (800) 359-4421