Foot and ankle problems can occur at any age. It is essential to seek treatment for these conditions to ensure they do not become worse. The doctors at Mill Creek Foot & Ankle Clinic understand how to treat the most common, and more unusual, foot problems.
In order to provide comprehensive care, our team includes individuals who have subspecialties in:
- Pediatric foot and ankle care
- Diabetic foot care
- Forefoot, rear foot and ankle surgeries
The treatment selected for a specific ankle or foot problem is personalized to an individual’s care needs. Some treatments are nonsurgical, which can include medication and a number of different orthotic devices. Our team are also experts in a number of different orthopaedic surgical treatment options.
Some of the most common ankle and foot problems treated include neurologic deformities, congenital defects and sports injuries. Other foot problems treated include:
- Strains and sprains: This is when a tear of a ligament occurs.
- Stress and sports fractures: Extremely common in sports injuries and typically occur due to overuse.
- Ankle fractures: This can result from a break in one bone to a number of fractures that make the ankle move out of place. The more bones that become broken, the more unstable the ligaments and ankle will become.
- Foot fractures: The foot bones can be broken in a number of ways including overuse, stress, falls, crush or direct blows.
- Ligament tears and ankle sprains: Extremely common, but particularly painful.
- Congenital deformities: These issues range from issues such as hammertoes, high arched feet and flat feet to more complex conditions such as cleft foot and clubfoot.
- Neurologic deformities: Injuries to the spinal cord or brain can control the movement in the feet and may lead to issues with adult club foot.
- Bunions: This is a protrusion of tissue or bone around a certain joint, occurs most often at the big toe base or little toe base.
Seeking treatment for any foot problem early will help prevent it from becoming worse over time. For more information about treatment for some of the most common foot problems, contact Mill Creek Foot & Ankle Clinic today at (425)482-6663.