The ankle is a complex structure comprised of numerous bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments that help support your body weight and allow you to move and flex your foot. When the various parts of the ankle function as they should, they make standing, walking, running, jumping, and raising and pointing your toes possible.
However, when an injury or disease affects any of the ankle's components, pain can result and, if it persists, it can make even the most basic activities uncomfortable or unbearable.
Are you suffering from ankle pain or instability, and worried you'll have to change jobs or give up your active lifestyle? Don't let ankle issues rob you of the ability to participate in the activities you enjoy. Help is available.
Expert Podiatry Care in North Seattle
At Foot and Ankle Center of Lake City, we provide comprehensive care for a wide range of podiatric problems, including ankle pain. When you visit our Seattle podiatry practice, our expert podiatrist, Dr. Rion Berg, will take the time to get to know you, and understand your goals and complaints, so that he can identify the source of your pain and develop a treatment plan that's right for you. Additionally, our warm, welcoming office environment and friendly, caring staff help ensure a pleasant patient experience from the moment you walk through the door.
We Treat Conditions That Cause Ankle Pain
Ankle pain can have any number of potential causes, from acute injuries to chronic conditions to structural deformities. Here are just a few of the many painful ankle issues we treat at our office:
- Stress fractures
- Broken ankle
- Bone bruises
- Achilles tendonitis
- Achilles tendon rupture
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Peroneal tendonitis
- Brevis tendonitis
- Posterior tibial tendonitis
- Poor structural alignment of the leg or foot
In addition to pain, ankle problems can also cause:
- Limping or other changes in gait
- Deformity of the ankle
- Difficulty moving the ankle or toes
- Swelling or bruising
- Numbness or tingling
- Stiffness or limited range of motion
- Inability to bear weight
Don't let painful ankle issues determine what you can and can't do. We provide the comprehensive and compassionate podiatric care you need to get back on your feet.
We Offer a Broad Range of Treatment Options to Meet Your Needs
Worried that getting treatment for your ankle pain means excruciating surgeries and long recovery times? At Foot and Ankle Center of Lake City, we offer wide-ranging treatment options to help patients resolve painful ankle issues as comfortably and as quickly as possible—and the good news is, many common ankle problems can be successfully treated using conservative methods, such as taping, bracing, and orthotics. For patients who require a more advanced approach, we offer MLS Laser Therapy: a revolutionary cold laser technology that eliminates pain and reduces inflammation without injections, potentially habit-forming drugs, or side effects.
After conducting a thorough examination and diagnosing the cause of your ankle pain, Dr. Berg will discuss the many available treatment options, and help you chart a course to recovery.