Foot & Ankle Pain

MDPain -  - Interventional Pain Management


Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Greenwood Village, Parker, and Thornton, CO

When you experience foot and ankle pain, it makes getting around difficult and uncomfortable. At Metro Denver Pain Management, the team of pain management physicians can determine and address the root cause of your pain. With office locations throughout the Mile High City, you can see your doctor in Greenwood Village, Parker, or Thornton, Colorado. There’s no reason to wait. Call Metro Denver Pain Management today to schedule your initial consultation or book your appointment online now.

Foot & Ankle Pain Q & A

What are the Symptoms of Foot and Ankle Pain?

Depending on the underlying cause of your foot and ankle pain, you may experience a variety of symptoms. In addition to pain, you may experience:

  • Burning
  • Bruising
  • Numbness
  • Redness
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Instability

Your ankle joint may look deformed and you may have trouble bearing weight.

When Should I See a Doctor About Foot and Ankle Pain?

Minor foot and ankle injuries improve after a few days of at-home RICE treatment, which includes resting the foot and ankle, applying ice and compression, and keeping the foot elevated.

In other cases, you may need medical intervention. Call Metro Denver Pain Management if:

  • Swelling doesn’t go down after a few days of RICE
  • Pain continues after a few weeks
  • Pain starts burning, tingling, or becomes numb

If you injure your foot or ankle and have a deformity or exposed tissue or bone, seek immediate medical care. You should also seek emergency care if you can’t put weight on your foot or you have severe pain and/or swelling.

What Causes Foot and Ankle Pain?

The foot and ankle are made up of bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments, any of which could have issues that lead to pain.

At Metro Denver Pain Management, the conditions the physicians most often see and treat include:

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Bone fractures
  • Bursitis
  • Gout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

Your pain may also result from overuse or a sports injury that causes inflammation. In some cases, this pain is caused by peripheral neuropathy, or nerve damage. This type of pain is associated with conditions like diabetes.

How are Ankle and Foot Pain Treated?

The cause of your foot and ankle pain determines the best course of treatment. In some cases, RICE treatment is enough to improve your pain and ankle and foot function. With cases of inflammation, anti-inflammatory medications can reduce your symptoms, as can corticosteroids.

Braces, shoe inserts, and physical therapy can help with some types of foot and ankle pain, while nerve stimulation devices may be the best option for other types of pain. In extreme cases, surgery may be necessary.

To learn the best treatment for your foot and ankle pain, call Metro Denver Pain Management today or book your appointment online now.