Ankle & Foot Conditions

Treatments for Ankle &
Foot Pain in Kansas City

The foot and ankle are complex structures with multiple joints, strong ligaments and important muscles & tendons that give us the ability to walk, run, climb and jump. Foot and ankle injuries can be debilitating because of the restricted ability to bear weight that the patient experiences.

Acute Injuries

Ligament Injuries

Common acute ligament injuries include ankle sprains and Lisfranc or mid-foot sprains.

Nonsurgical Treatments

  • Anti-inflammatory Medicines
  • Injections
  • Removable Walking Boot
  • Custom Orthotics
  • Braces
  • Physical Therapy

Surgical Treatments

  • Ankle Lateral Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Percutaneous Fixation
  • Lisfranc Internal Fixation

Fractures

Fractures and dislocations can occur to one of the many bones found in the foot and ankle. Injuries include stress fractures, Lisfranc injuries, metatarsal fractures, and toe fractures.

Nonsurgical Treatments

  • Cast
  • Crutches
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications
  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation
  • Bracing
  • Removable Walking Boot

Surgical Treatments

  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation
  • Lisfranc Internal Fixation
  • Fracture Repair

 

Tendon Injuries

Common tendon injuries include achilles tendon tears, peroneal tendon tears, and tendon strains.

Nonsurgical Treatments

  • Joint Injections
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications
  • Bracing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rest

Surgical Treatments

  • Achilles Tendon Repair
  • Peroneal Tendon Repair

Chronic/Overuse conditions

OSTEOARTHRITIS

Ankle arthritis can affect any of the body’s joints including the ankle joint, subtalar joint, the midfoot, forefoot or the toes.

nonSURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Weight Loss
  • Joint Injections
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications
  • Bracing
  • Orthotics

sURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Fusion
  • Total Ankle Replacement

TENDON Issues

Common issues include insertional achilles tendinitis, non-insertional achilles tendinitis, and flat foot.

NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications
  • Orthotics
  • Bracing
  • Physical Therapy

SURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Achilles Reconstruction
  • Tendon Transfers
  • Flatfoot Reconstruction
  • Fusions

Chronic Ankle Sprains

Any ankle sprain that has lasted more than a few months should be evaluated as there may be associated issues including tendon tears and cartilage lesions of the talus.

NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Bracing
  • Physical Therapy

SURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Arthroscopy

Deformity

Common deformities of the foot include Hallux Valgus (Bunions) and Hammertoes.

NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS

Orthotics

SURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Bunion Repair
  • Hammertoe Repair

Pediatric

The most common chronic pediatric issues include Accessory Navicular and Sever’s Disease, both of which can be treated by our foot and ankle specialist.

NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS

  • Orthotics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications

SURGICAL TREATMENTS

Accessory Navicular Excision