Treatments for the foot and ankle are varied. For breaks or fractures, a simple brace or cast may be effective; stress fractures may require protective footgear for a few months. For serious breaks or those left untreated, surgery may be necessary to offset the shift in the foot and ankle structure.
For more minor injuries or conditions, conservative treatment options are generally the first recommendation. These may include physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, or injections. Proper stretching is also a useful method to relieve pain and keep the foot and ankle healthy and stable. The burden of our weight is carried on the feet, so keeping a healthy body mass index (BMI) can help alleviate pain, as well. While surgery is a last resort, we offer minimally invasive options to resolve your concern and help expedite your healing process.
You shouldn’t have to suffer with foot and ankle pain, and avoiding treatment may exacerbate your discomfort. The care team at 360 Orthopedics on Florida’s Suncoast can provide you with the imaging, diagnostic, and treatment services you need to get back on your feet. Contact us today at 941-951-2663 to schedule your appointment at our Sarasota, Venice, or Lakewood Ranch, FL office.