Foot and Ankle Surgery

Foot Ankle Pain

Foot Ankle Pain

Foot Ankle Pain
The foot ankle pain secondary to trauma can be seen by direct trauma or indirect trauma like ankle twist. Responsible ankle trauma may be
fractures, dislocations, ankle ligament and cartilage injuries. Following an ankle trauma, if one has sudden swelling and intense pain, unable to bear weight on that ankle beyond 2 days form injury, have persistent ankle pain over 2 weeks, he/she is better of applying to an orhopedic surgeon.

Foot Ankle Pain

Ankle pain can also be seen without any trauma. Some of the non traumatic factors causing the ankle pain are infection, cartilage problems (chondromalasia, osteochondritis Dissecans, etc), Bone and soft tissue tumors, rhematoid diseases, Gout disease.

Foot Ankle Pain

Foot Ankle Pain

Foot Ankle Pain

Foot pain may be localized in heel, sole, dorsum of foot, metatarsals and toes. Plantar fasiitis is the most common reason of the heel and plantar pains. Plantar fascitis occurs with shorthening and inflammation of the fascia covering plantar intrinsic muscles of sole. Heel pain may also be seen in the entrapment of the nerve innervating plantar muscles, hell bone cracks, heel bone spurs.

Pain in the dorsum of the foot can be secondary to osteoarthritis of the midfoot joints, tenosynovitis, and tendon tears.

Forefoot pain is common in Hallux valgus, Hallux Rigidus, Morton Neuroma and stress fractures of metattarsal bones.

One should be evaluated in case of sudden severe pain or cronic pain lasting more than a few weeks.

 

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Prof.Dr. Seref Aktas