When you consider the amount of stress and strain placed on your feet and ankles throughout each day, it’s a wonder that foot and ankle pain isn’t more common. When pain arises, top quality foot and ankle care is available from Jiab Suleiman, DO, and Alaa Mansour, DPM, at Premier Orthopedics in Canton and Dearborn, Michigan. Call the office most convenient for you to schedule an appointment or book online today.
The human foot consists of 26 bones that meet at 33 joints. The ankle is a large joint and has three bones with numerous bony protrusions. All of those joints contain a network of ligaments, tendons, muscles, blood vessels, and nerves. Damage to any of these components can cause significant pain and limited joint mobility.
Some of the conditions that can cause foot and ankle pain include:
Many different conditions can lead to foot and ankle pain, and there are various treatment paths to relieve that discomfort.
Your specialist begins with a thorough physical exam, manipulating the affected joint and checking for a range of motion, pain and tenderness, and any visible bruising or swelling. You’ll be asked about your health history as well as how and when symptoms began to develop.
Advanced imaging allows your orthopedic team to see the components of your foot and ankle. X-ray imaging is one option, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) scanning are also available. In some cases, joint fluid can be aspirated with a needle and tested to learn more about your joint function.
In order to provide top quality foot and ankle care, a practice has to offer a wide range of treatment options to suit the diverse needs of the community. At Premier Orthopedics, you have access to state-of-the-art technology that guides all diagnostic and treatment options.
Some of the treatments that can help improve or relieve foot and ankle pain include:
Arthroscopic techniques are suitable for many types of ankle and foot surgeries. This minimally invasive approach enables faster healing times, less bleeding, and lower complication rates. Premier Orthopedics also offers 3D custom implants.
The first step in receiving outstanding foot and ankle care is booking a one-on-one diagnostic exam and consultation. Call to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff or schedule a consultation online today.