Treatment Options for Foot & Ankle Pain « Hinsdale Orthopaedics

posted on 16 Mar 2014 07:24 by kimberlytall

Treatment Options for Foot & Ankle Pain « Hinsdale Orthopaedics

Treatment Options for Foot & Ankle Pain
From non-surgical treatment options to minimally invasive surgical techniques such as ankle arthroscopy, the physicians at the Hinsdale Orthopaedics Foot & Ankle Center take a multi-disciplined approach to expertly treat the broad range of foot and ankle conditions that can occur at any stage of life. Once the proper diagnosis has been made, you and your physician will decide the best course of treatment.

Non-Surgical Treatment
Many foot and ankle problems may be treatable without surgery. The surgeons at Hinsdale Orthopaedics maintain a philosophy that surgery should be reserved as a last resort when all other measures have proven unsuccessful in returning patients to an active lifestyle. Fortunately, there are several non-surgical treatment options to help reduce foot and ankle pain such as exercise, orthotics, physical therapy and Cortisone treatments.? Read More...

Footwear Tips for the Workplace
Footwear is very important to maintaining the health of your feet especially when faced with certain foot conditions.

Treat your feet right. They support you. You need to support them. Wear work boots that fit and are appropriate to your occupation.

Work boots that are not appropriate may fail to prevent injury and may cause foot problems. Poorly fitting work boots can result in bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes, and other foot problems. You can prevent some of these problems by paying attention to how you select your work boots.

Here are some suggestions on work boot selection and fit from the American Orthopaedic Foot? & Ankle Society (AOFAS) and the Pedorthic Footwear Association.? Read More...

Orthotic Devices
Custom-molded orthotics are individually designed shoe insert or ankle brace. Orthotic devices like these are frequently used to treat various conditions of the foot and ankle. They are often very effective in relieving common complaints.

Orthotic devices may be recommended for several reasons, including:
aligning and supporting the foot or anklepreventing, correcting or accommodating foot deformitiesimproving the overall function of the foot or ankle
For example, a wedge inserted into the inner (medial) side of the sole of a shoe can be used to help support a flatfoot, thus reducing the risk of tendinitis. An ankle-foot brace, referred to as an AFO, can help relieve the pain of Rheumatoid arthritis, or deformities due to congenital conditions or trauma.? Read More...
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