Foot and Ankle Services
Pain and swelling of the ligaments of the ankle after an injury – usually on the outer side of the ankle. Early treatment includes R.I.C.E. – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Frequently this requires physical therapy.
A condition in which a portion of bone and cartilage on the surface of the joint is damaged. OCD usually involves the talus bone and may be caused by an acute injury or overuse activity. It is frequently treated by arthroscopic surgery.
Chronic ankle sprains can lead to instability – looseness on the outer side of the ankle. Surgical treatment involves either sewing the torn ends of the ligaments together to tighten the ligament or reconstruction of the ligaments with other tissue from the ankle area to build a new ligament.
Achilles Tendon Injuries
Inflammation of the Achilles tendon often caused by increased activity. This is treated with physical therapy and rest. A complete tear of the Achilles (rupture) usually requires surgical repair and a long recovery with immobilization.