Foot and Ankle Pain

Foot and Ankle Pain

I have been Dr. Carlisle’s patient for 10 months. I have bulging disks in my cervical spine, lumbar spine, and radiating pain my shoulders and down my legs. I have had this miserable, depressing, chronic pain all my adult life. Dr. Carlisle has taken a direct approach with my treatment of medication and facet injections. With Dr. Carlisle, treatment for my chronic pain is under control. Dr. Carlisle has a caring bedside manner and is genuinely concerned about my well-being. Dr. Carlisle has saved my life. –  DM

The foot is a complex and unique structure. It is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and numerous tendons. Complex biomechanics keep all these parts in the right position and moving together. Given these intricacies, it is not surprising that most people will experience some problem with their feet at some time in their lives.

When people experience problems with their feet, like any part of the body, it often affects daily activities and quality of life. Women who wear high heel shoes, athletes, and diabetics need to pay close attention to the health of their feet

The ankle is made up of two joints and three bones. It is a very complex structure. This part of the foot and ankle is responsible for the up and down and side to side movements of the foot, without which, we wouldn’t be able to walk, ride a bike, or drive a car – many of the actions we perform each day.

Foot and Ankle pain can develop after injury or as a result of a chronic condition, such as arthritis. Signs of foot and ankle problems can be any of the following:

  • Weakness and instability
  • Difficulty or pain when walking
  • Pain on the outer side of the ankle
  • Arthritis in the ankle
  • Stiffness, swelling, and tenderness

Contact Omega Rehabilitation and Spine today. James L. Carlisle, MD can evaluate and help plan effective treatment for occasional or chronic pain. If pain is a persistent or long-lasting problem in your everyday life, you shouldn’t wait a minute longer. Call today.