Foot Pain, Ankle Pain, and Podiatric Medicine

The Doctors at Foot Pain Doctors of Jacksonville have extensive training and many years of experience at treating and diagnosing the causes of foot & ankle pain, skin disorders, toe nail disorders, wound care, neuropathy, Diabetic foot care and foot beautification.

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Achilles TendonitisA tear of the Achilles tendon, a cord that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. The most common cause of Achilles tendonitis is an overuse injury. Discomfort, swelling, and pain at the back of the heel are the common symptoms.
Ankle Sprain Ankle sprains are very common injuries with more than 3 million suffered each year in the US. They occur when the ligaments in the ankle are severely stretched or torn. Medical attention will be necessary to rule out a fracture, as often it is difficult to tell the full extent of the injury.
Ankle DisordersCommon ankle disorders include: sprains (injury to ligaments). fractures. tendonitis (inflammation of the tendons). arthritis (chronic inflammation of joints). These can be very painful and cause an abnormal walking pattern or gait.

Foot ArthritisArthritisInflammation of one or more joints, causing pain and stiffness that can worsen with age.

Athletes Foot
Athlete’s foot is a very common fungal infection that affects countless people around the world. It will manifest itself on the skin of the foot, in many cases in between the toes. Because fungi proliferate in warm, damp environments, keeping the feet clean and dry is of utmost importance in avoiding athlete’s foot.

Athletic InjurySports injuries occur during exercise or while participating in a sport. 

The most common types of sports injuries include:

  • Sprains. 
  • Strains
  • Knee injuries. 
  • Swollen muscles
  • Achilles tendon rupture.
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
bunion A bunion is a bone deformity usually occurring at the base of the big toe. This is a progressive condition that is made worse by inward pressure from tight shoes. Bunions can be very painful, and in some instances surgery may be necessary to remove them.
Chronic foot painChronic foot pain is pain in the feet that lasts for a long period of time. There are many causes of chronic foot pain including arthritis, nerve conditions, stress fractures, systemic diseases, misaligned bony foot structure, sprains, strains and much more. These can all be diagnosed and most treated here at the Foot Pain Doctors of Jacksonville.

Chronic WoundA chronic wound is one that has failed to progress through the phases of healing in an orderly and timely fashion and has shown no significant progress toward healing in 30 days. Factors contributing to the chronicity of the wound may include:

  • Pressure, trauma and/or lower extremity wounds
  • Increased bacterial load
  • Excessive proteases: Degraded growth factors, matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), degraded cell surface structures
  • Senescent/Aberrant cells
  • Inappropriate treatment

 

Successful Wound Closure:

HammertoeCorns and calluses are hard Callouslayers of skin that usually form due to friction. Generally, they will be in areas of the foot that are bearing weight, or areas that frequently rub against the shoe. Soft corns are typically found between the toes.
Diabetes and your feetDiabetes is a systemic illness that can affect many different parts of the body. This is especially true for the feet. Proper foot screening is incredibly important for diabetic patients and any kind of cut or sore should be taken very seriously.
Edema(Edema) (Swelling) is a condition that causes swollen feet due to damaged valves or from standing or sitting for extended periods. This affects blood moving up to your heart from your legs and feet. Blood can collect in the veins of your legs and feet, which leads to swelling. We provide various treatments for this condition including in office Compression boot therapy.
Flat feetCorrected Flat FeetFlat feet is a condition where the entire, or nearly entire, bottom of the foot meets the ground when standing. Depending on the severity, symptoms of flat feet can range from severe pain to non-existent.

Ankle SprainIf left untreated, mild foot and ankle discomfort could lead to pain that disrupts day-to-day activities, or even lead to a more severe injury. Pain and noticeable discomfort are signs that there could be something wrong. 

Foot Infection A discolored foot with inflammation and redness.[/caption]Foot infections can be difficult problems for physicians to treat because of the biomechanical complexities of the extremity and the underlying circumstances that cause the infections. Treatment strategies for foot infections have been changing and evolving as a result of pharmacologic and technical breakthroughs.
Ganglion cystGanglion cysts are very common lumps within the feet that occur adjacent to joints or tendons.
Gout Gout 2Gout is a common and complex form of arthritis that can affect anyone. It’s characterized by sudden, severe attacks of pain, swelling, redness and tenderness in the joints, often the joint at the base of the big toe. An attack of gout can occur suddenly, often waking you up in the middle of the night with the sensation that your big toe is on fire.
Hammertoe
Hammertoe is a characterized by one or more of the toes having a bend in the middle joint. This occurs because of weakening of the muscle due to poorly fitted shoes or a genetically inherited trait.
Plantar fasciitis (inflammation to the plantar fascia ligament) is most commonly caused by strain injury causing micro tears to the ligament as it attaches to the heel bone or other areas of tightness on the sole of the foot. The main symptoms of plantar fasciitis include heel pain, stiffness, and tenderness.
Heel SpurA heel spur is a bony protrusion that occurs on the heel. It is often confused with plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament. When a heel spur is painful it can make it quite difficult to walk.
ingrown-toenail Ingrown toe nails are conditions where a border or borders of a toe nail is intruding into the fleshy area around a toe nail. Theses conditions can be very painful and could lead to more serious complications such as an infected toe and foot.
Mortons NeuromaA swollen inflamed nerve in the ball of the foot, usually between the base of the second and third toes (known as the third intermetatarsal space), caused by chronic compression of a branch of a nerve between the ends of the metatarsal bones. The disorder is especially common in women who wear high-heeled and/or narrow shoes. Causes a stinging sharp pain on the bottom of the foot that can radiate to the nearby toes.
Peripheral NeuropathyPeripheral neuropathy is a disorder that occurs when the nerves malfunction because they’re damaged or destroyed. This disrupts the nerves’ normal functioning. They might send signals of pain, numbness, burning sensation, tingling, etc. when there’s nothing causing theses symptoms, or they might not send a pain signal even if something is harming you. The disorder is uncomfortable, but treatments can be very helpful.
Plantar WartWart Before/AfterPlantar warts are small growths that usually appear on the heels or other weight-bearing areas of your feet. This pressure may also cause plantar warts to grow inward beneath a hard, thick layer of skin (callus).Plantar warts are caused by HPV. The virus enters your body through tiny cuts, breaks or other weak spots on the bottom of your feet.
Stress Fracture Stress fractures are tiny cracks in a bone. They’re caused by repetitive force, often from overuse.
Toenail fungus (onychomycosis) is an infection that gets in through cracks in your nail or cuts in your skin. It can make your toenail change color or get thicker and may hurt. Left untreated, an infection could spread to other toenails, skin, or even fingernails. PinPoint Laser  is effective in combating nail fungus.
Toenail RestorationNail Restoration is a painless, in-office application that restores the appearance of an individual’s natural nails. This system allows for the doctors to remodel an individual’s damaged nails affected by fungus, defects and trauma.