Ankle & Foot Pain

Ankle & Foot Pain2022-09-22T14:31:25+00:00

At Integrative Spine & Sports, we offer comprehensive treatment of ankle & foot pain at our locations in Upper West Side and Madison Ave in NYC.

Ankle & Foot Pain

Due to the amount of stress and strain our feet go through during the course of our lives, ankle and foot pain becomes a very common occurrence – especially among New Yorkers.

Luckily, there are ways to overcome the pain. Whether it’s a result of injury or disease, there are methods for treating, rehabilitating, and even preventing ankle and foot pain.

Here we explain the most common symptoms associated with ankle and foot pain and the treatment methods our specialists use to get our patients on the road to recovery.

Ankle & Foot Pain Treatment in NYC

Whether you suffer from acute foot and ankle pain due to an injury, or chronic foot and ankle pain that limits your mobility or enjoyment of activities on a more regular basis – we can provide you with non-surgical treatment options that may include:

Ankle & Foot Pain Specialists

Our ankle and foot pain specialists in Manhattan create custom treatments designed to meet the needs of people suffering from acute pain due to injury, as well as those experiencing chronic conditions affecting the muscles, discs, soft tissue, and nerves within the ankle and foot.

Our medical team includes a podiatrist, a physiatrist, and certified physical therapists that offer traditional and cutting-edge medical procedures, state-of-the-art technologies, physical therapy modalities and therapeutic exercise regimens to treat foot or ankle pain and injury.

What ankle and foot conditions can you treat?

We offer non-surgical treatment of foot and ankle pain in NYC for the following conditions:

Our podiatrists also treat the following foot problems:

What are the signs & symptoms of ankle and foot pain?

Common signs & symptoms of ankle and foot pain include:

  • Decreased ankle/foot mobility
  • Swelling, stiffness, redness, and warmth in the area

We recommend consulting your doctor if you experience the following:

  • Bunions
  • Persistent pain for several days without relief
  • Inability to put weight/pressure on the area without significant pain
  • Pain spreading to other parts of the body
  • Extreme swelling or bruising
  • Shooting pain in the foot or ankle right away in the morning (might be a sign of plantar fasciitis)
  • Numbness, weakness, tingling, or burning pain – especially in the bottom of the foot

What are the causes of ankle and foot pain?

Ankle/foot pain can occur for many reasons – the most common is injury, like sprains and strains, but medical conditions like arthritis or plantar fasciitis can also cause significant foot pain.

  • Overuse
  • Excessive walking and standing
  • Stress placed on the area in the workplace or during recreational pursuits
  • Ankle instability
  • Poor structural alignment of the leg or foot
  • Sprains and strains
  • Fracture
  • Gout
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve damage or injury
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blocked blood vessels)
  • Joint infection

In general, if you have no recollection of a recent injury and the ankle/foot pain is unexpected, it’s a good idea to consult a doctor.

Various medical conditions can cause ankle/foot pain, which is why it’s important to know as soon as possible whether your situation is serious or not.

A specialized doctor called a podiatrist is one who specializes in treating conditions of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. For concerns about ankle and foot pain, consult a podiatrist near you.

Ankle & Foot Pain FAQs

How do I reduce my ankle/foot pain?2022-09-22T14:06:01+00:00

If your ankle/foot pain is a result of overuse or injury (like a sprain), then it might help to use the RICE method for treating soft tissue injuries. RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate — (1) rest the affected area, keeping it free from pressure, (2) apply an ice pack, (3) wrap the area in an elastic bandage, and (4) elevate the area above the level of your heart. All of these can contribute towards reducing your ankle/foot’s pain and swelling.

Can foot or ankle pain be a sign of something serious?2022-09-22T14:06:07+00:00

Yes, it can. Often, foot or ankle pain is a result of overuse, injury, or lack of exercise. But sometimes, foot or ankle pain can also be a sign of serious conditions like gout, arthritis, or plantar fasciitis. Consult a doctor for concerns about foot or ankle pain.

How should I sleep with ankle or foot pain?2022-09-22T14:06:13+00:00

Depending on your condition, it might help to place a pillow or two under your leg to elevate the ankle/foot. Doing this could reduce pain and swelling in the foot and ankle. Consult your doctor to determine if this is an appropriate treatment method for your condition.

Does Coronavirus (COVID-19) cause ankle or foot pain?2022-09-22T14:06:24+00:00

One of the less common symptoms of COVID-19 are “aches and pains”, but there is no confirmation on whether COVID-19 causes ankle or foot pain. Some patients report experiencing a tingling/boiling pain in and along the back of their legs. It is unknown whether this is a symptom of COVID-19. If the ankle/foot pain persists, consult your doctor.

We provide our patients with an integrated and holistic team approach to getting better.

We provide our patients with an integrated and holistic team approach to getting better.

Conditions Treated

We treat individuals suffering from a variety of acute injuries as well as chronic conditions.

Services & Treatments

Our focus is on promoting healing, restoring function and alleviating pain for patients.

Book an Appointment

We offer two convenient locations for patients: the Upper West Side or Madison Avenue.

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