Foot & Ankle
Associated Orthopaedics offers a wide range of foot and ankle services to help keep you moving. We offer both surgical and non-surgical treatments, and our goal is to get you back on your feet as quickly and safely as possible. Whether you're dealing with a chronic condition or have suffered a recent injury, we can help.
When to See a Foot & Ankle Specialist
When it comes to feet, most people only think about them when they hurt. However, your feet can tell you a lot about your overall health, which is why it’s important to pay attention to them. If you have any problems with your feet, such as pain, swelling, or numbness, it’s important to see a foot and ankle specialist. These doctors are specially trained to diagnose and treat problems with the feet and ankles.
They can also provide helpful advice on how to take care of your feet and prevent future problems. So, if you have any concerns about your feet, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with a foot and ankle specialist.
Conditions We Treat
Our foot and ankle specialists treat many foot & ankle conditions including:
- Ankle sprains
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendon problems
- Bunions and toe disorders
- Diabetic foot disease
- Foot and ankle fusion
A bunion is a deformity of the foot in which the big toe leans towards the second toe, often resulting in a lump on the side of the foot. Bunions are most commonly caused by wearing tight, ill-fitting shoes, but can also be the result of an inherited foot type or arthritis.
While bunions can occur in people of any age, they are most common in older adults. Treatment for bunions typically involves wearing comfortable shoes and using padding or inserts to reduce pain. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to correct the deformity.
Despite their appearance, bunions are generally not a serious medical condition.
Diabetic foot disease, also known as diabetic foot syndrome, is a medical condition that can cause a variety of problems in the feet. It is caused by a combination of nerve damage and poor blood circulation, which can lead to infections, ulcers, and even amputation. The most common symptom of diabetic foot disease is pain, which can range from mild to severe. Other symptoms include:
If left untreated, diabetic foot disease can progress rapidly and cause serious complications. Early diagnosis and treatment are essential for preventing the progression of the condition. Treatment typically involves a combination of medication, wound care, and lifestyle changes.
Surgery may also be necessary in some cases. With proper treatment, most people with diabetic foot disease can experience significant improvements in their symptoms.
Plantar fasciitis is a condition that can cause heel pain. It occurs when the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, becomes irritated or inflamed. Plantar fasciitis is common in runners and other athletes, but it can also occur in people who are overweight or have jobs that require them to stand for long periods of time.
Foot & ankle surgery is a type of surgery that is performed on the foot or ankle. The most common reason for this type of surgery is to correct a deformity, such as a bunion or hammertoe. However, foot and ankle surgery can also be performed to treat conditions such as arthritis, bunions, corns, calluses, and ingrown nails. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove a foreign object from the foot or ankle.
The type of surgery that is performed will depend on the specific condition that is being treated. Our expert team provide a range of foot and ankle surgical procedures including:
- Ankle arthroscopy
- Fracture repair
- Achilles tendon repair
Foot & Ankle Care Services in Kingsport, Tennessee
Foot problems are easy to overlook. After all, our feet are often hidden away in shoes and we generally don't think about them unless they hurt. However, foot problems can lead to several other health issues, so it's important to take care of them.
Contact our foot & ankle specialists at Associated Orthopaedics in Kingsport, Tennessee, today at (423) 245-3161 or schedule an appointment online.