Ankle & Foot Injuries Specialist

Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Centers

Orthopaedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine located in Lincoln Square & Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

Ankle and foot injuries are common, especially if you play sports or have a chronic disease. You don’t have to live with ankle or foot pain. The orthopaedic specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers in Lincoln Square and Wicker Park, Chicago, offer effective solutions. They diagnose and treat your injury using conservative or surgical techniques. Schedule an appointment with Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers over the phone or online to learn more about your options.

Ankle & Foot Injuries Q & A

What are ankle and foot injuries?

Ankle and foot injuries often involve sports or work injuries, degenerative diseases, or congenital abnormalities. Common injuries and their causes include:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Achilles tendon ruptures
  • Osteoporosis and fractures
  • Bursitis and tendinitis
  • Diabetic foot problems
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ankle instability
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Hammertoe or club foot

Foot and ankle injuries can significantly hinder your quality of life, as they often limit your mobility and prevent you from staying active. Seeking treatment is the best way to fully recover from a foot or ankle injury.

What are the symptoms of foot and ankle injuries?

If you experience a foot or ankle injury, you may notice one or more of the following signs and symptoms.

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Stiffness
  • Numbness 
  • Tingling
  • Inability to bear weight on your foot

To diagnose the extent of your injury and establish the most appropriate treatment, your orthopaedic specialist at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers reviews your injury history and symptoms, examines your foot and ankle, and uses X-rays or other imaging procedures.

How are foot and ankle injuries treated?

Your personalized treatment for a foot or ankle injury depends on the type and severity of the injury. Your doctor might recommend one or more of the following.

RICE treatment

For minor injuries that don’t require surgery, your doctor may suggest RICE therapy: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. You might require crutches to avoid bearing weight on the injury while it heals, and a wrap, brace, boot, or splint.

Medication

For foot and ankle injuries associated with severe pain, your provider might recommend over-the-counter pain relievers, prescription medicines, or injections to reduce inflammation and alleviate discomfort.

Physical therapy

The on-site physical therapists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers help strengthen, stretch, and rehabilitate areas of your foot and ankle to accelerate healing and prevent future injuries.

Casting

If you have a broken bone, a cast is often necessary to stabilize the bone and hold it in proper alignment while it heals.

Custom orthotics

Wearing the right footwear optimizes the healing of foot and ankle injuries and helps prevent future problems. Your doctor customizes shoes and inserts to perfectly match the size and shape of your feet.

PRP injections

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections use platelets from your blood to accelerate healing naturally without surgery or downtime. 

Shockwave therapy

During non-invasive shockwave therapy, your orthopaedic specialist uses acoustic waves to promote faster tissue regeneration and long-term healing.

Surgery

In the case of severe foot or ankle injuries, your specialist might suggest surgery to realign broken or deformed bones. They may place metal screws, plates, or rods in your foot or ankle to hold bones in place during healing.

Don’t let a foot or ankle injury prevent you from staying active, going to work, or playing sports. Schedule an appointment with Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers over the phone or online today.

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Pain and Injuries Treated

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Ankle & Foot Injuries

Ankle and foot injuries are common, especially if you play sports or have a chronic disease. Schedule an appointment with Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers to learn more about your options.

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Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries occur in your shoulder joint, which connects your torso to your upper arm. The joint is made up of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. Shoulder injuries are common, but you don’t have to live with the pain they often cause.

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Knee Pain

Knee pain is common, affecting most people at some point within their lifetime. Whether knee pain is due to an injury or degeneration associated with a disease, the experienced orthopaedic specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offer solutions.

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Hand and Wrist Pain

Hand and wrist pain can disrupt your life, causing problems with work, leisure-time activities, and ordinary daily routines. If you have persistent hand and wrist pain, it’s time to find out why and determine how to stop it.

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Back & Neck Pain

While common, neck and back pain can significantly diminish your quality of life. Fortunately, help is within reach at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers. The skilled medical team finds the root cause of your discomfort and treats it to give you the relief you deserve.

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Hip Pain

If you struggle to walk because of persistent hip pain, it’s time to consider your options for treatment. The team at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to ease pain and restore your hip function based on your individual needs.

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Elbow Pain

Elbow pain often results from overuse, and can significantly affect your ability to play sports or complete simple everyday tasks. Our experienced orthopaedic specialists offer solutions to ease elbow pain and restore your quality of life.

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Foot Pain

Foot pain can drastically hinder your quality of life by limiting mobility. If you experience long-lasting or severe foot pain, our experienced orthopaedic specialists offer conservative, medicinal, and surgical options for treating foot pain to get you back on your feet.

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