Foot And Ankle Pain Specialist

ROC Orthopedics

Orthopedic Surgery located in Tualatin, OR & Oregon City, OR

Foot and ankle pain is a common sign of fractures, arthritis, foot deformities, and other problems. Whether your foot and ankle pain starts with an accident or is a longtime issue, personalized treatment at ROC Orthopedics is the best way to get out of pain and return to your active lifestyle. There are two Portland-area offices in Tualatin and Oregon City, Oregon — call the office nearest you or book an appointment online.

Foot and Ankle Pain Q & A

What causes foot and ankle pain?

There are many causes of foot and ankle pain, with some of the most common that ROC Orthopedics treats including:

  • Arthritis of the foot and ankle
  • Ankle sprain
  • Ankle fracture, such as lateral malleolus, bimalleolar, and trimalleolar fractures
  • Heel bone fractures
  • Midfoot fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bone spurs
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Forefoot fractures
  • Toe fractures
  • Adult-acquired flatfoot
  • Flexible flatfoot in children and teens
  • Diabetic foot damage
  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Claw toe 

Regardless of which problem causes your foot and ankle pain, ROC Orthopedics wants you to know you don’t need to suffer. They can diagnose the reason for your foot and ankle pain and help with a tailored recovery plan.

How do you determine the cause of foot and ankle pain?

Your ROC Orthopedics doctor reviews your medical history and discusses your symptoms as they examine your foot and ankle. You’ll typically need imaging such as an X-ray, MRI, or ultrasound after the exam to verify your diagnosis. 

X-ray reveals changes in your bone, while an ultrasound shows the soft tissue around your bones, including your tendons and ligaments. MRI shows even more detail, including damage both inside and outside your joints, for example, inner-joint cartilage damage from arthritis.

How is foot and ankle pain treated?

At ROC Orthopedics, treatment plans vary with the injury. 

Non-surgical approaches 

Non-surgical approaches can include bracing or splinting, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and activity modification, as well as other conservative treatments. 

If you still have serious foot or ankle pain after these treatments, your doctor may recommend options such as corticosteroid injections or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy in some situations. 

Surgical approaches

There are many surgical solutions for foot and ankle pain. One common foot and ankle surgery is arthroscopy. Your surgeon can repair tissue damage, extract necrotic tissue, and make other changes to restore your foot and ankle. 

For ankle joint replacement, ROC Orthopedics uses the state-of-the-art Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement (STAR™) system. 

The best in non-surgical and surgical orthopedics solutions await at ROC Orthopedics. Call the office or book your consultation online today.