Foot & Ankle Care

Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine -  - Orthopaedic Surgery

Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located throughout Greater Cincinnati, OH

You expect a lot from your feet and ankles, from being able to go about your normal daily routine to participating in activities like running that force them to endure exceptional pressure. When pain and problems develop in your foot or ankle, you can count on the team at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine for comprehensive podiatric care. The practice has four locations in Cincinnati, as well as offices in Oxford, Sardinia, and West Chester, Ohio. To schedule an appointment, call the office that’s most convenient for you or use the online booking feature.

Foot & Ankle Care Q & A

When Should I See a Doctor for Foot and Ankle Care?

The stress sustained by your feet and ankles makes them susceptible to injuries and conditions that become progressively worse if you continue to stay active despite signs of a problem.

These symptoms are red flags of a foot problem that needs medical attention:

  • Signs of a sprain or fracture (pain, swelling, bruising, inability to use your foot or ankle)
  • Difficulty walking
  • Burning, tingling, or numbness
  • Deformity in your foot
  • Unusual growth or bump
  • Skin ulcers or sores that don’t heal
  • Foot pain after standing

When you have pain or swelling that persists, it’s time to call Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine so the underlying problem can be treated.

What are the Most Common Foot and Ankle Conditions?

The team at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine treat every type of foot and ankle problem, from calluses to conditions requiring reconstructive surgery. These are a few of the most common problems requiring foot and ankle care:

  • Bunion
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Hammertoe
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendon injury
  • Arthritis
  • Fracture
  • Ankle sprain

Ankle sprains are so common that all but the worst cases are often ignored. However, a sprain that doesn’t heal properly can lead to chronic ankle instability.

What Causes Chronic Ankle Instability?

When you sprain your ankle, the ligaments are twisted and stretched beyond their normal tolerance. In many cases, the ligament suffers a mild to severe tear. If you don’t give these ligaments time to properly heal, they won’t regain their normal strength.

You can’t afford to have weak ankle ligaments because they’re responsible for stabilizing and supporting your ankle. Weakened ligaments continue to give way, so you easily turn your ankle and repeatedly injure the same ligament, causing chronic ankle instability.

How are Foot and Ankle Conditions Treated?

The first line of treatment for most foot and ankle problems includes nonsurgical options such as limiting movement, modifying your activities, custom orthotic shoe inserts, physical therapy, and injections to reduce inflammation.

A complex fracture or completely torn ligament may need immediate surgery. Your doctor is also an expert in the many types of surgery performed to heal common foot problems that don’t respond to conservative treatment.

If you suffer from foot or ankle pain, call Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine or book an appointment online today.