Why You Need A Foot Doctor

About 80% of Americans have experienced some sort of foot pain throughout their lifetime. Many of these individuals have bad enough foot pain that they have scheduled an appointment with their foot doctors to discuss options to treat and manage the pain. Foot pain can keep you sidelined from daily activities and can take a serious toll on your wellbeing and quality of life. The foot is a complicated body part, with 26 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 ligaments all working together to make your foot operate. Any injury to any one of these bones, joints, or ligaments can affect your life greatly. Because of this, it is important to find quality, reliable foot specialists that you trust to provide care and treatment for your foot pain. If you experience any symptoms of foot pain, be sure to contact an orthopedic foot specialist right away, and the sooner the better. No matter what type of foot injury or pain you’re dealing with, you want to be sure you experience complete healing so that you can return to your normal life without pain as quickly as possible.

What Kinds of Pain Do Our Foot Specialists Treat?

At AICA Orthopedics in Atlanta, our expert orthopedic specialists excel at diagnosing and treating foot fractures, bone disease, joint disease, and foot injuries related to sports. Common injuries or problems pertaining to the lower leg and foot may be the cause of your pain, but we will explore every possible cause for your discomfort. We always aim to get to the root of the foot pain.

AICA Orthopedics’ specialists have treated a variety of foot ailments, including heel pain, bone spurs, bunions, clubfoot, plantar fasciitis, foot fractures, sprains, tears in the ligaments or tendons, and more. Whatever condition you may be experiencing, we have answers. If you are suffering from foot pain of any kind or you’re dealing with limited mobility due to foot discomfort, now is the time to schedule a consultation with an orthopedic foot specialist.

In addition to foot pain, you should contact us if you experience swelling or inflammation of the foot or ankle, weakness, stiffness, or a decreased range of motion. If you suffer from any of these symptoms or a combination of several symptoms, it’s time to seek care from our professional orthopedic specialists. Turn to the amazing team at AICA Orthopedics and we will diagnose your pain and create a comprehensive plan to address your foot pain and help you heal. We will include in our plan various ways to strengthen your foot, increase mobility, and improve the range of motion. You can get back to the physical activities you love when you seek treatment from highly trained, knowledgeable, and experienced specialists at AICA Orthopedics in Atlanta.

Diagnostics

X-Ray

Because foot pain can be caused by a large list of things, many tests can be recommended. X-Rays will be ordered to see if a skeletal issue or broken bone is the root cause of your foot pain.

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MRI scan

CT scans and MRI scans help to assess the soft tissue in addition to the hard tissue. CT scans use radiation and cross-sectional images, whereas MRI scans use magnetic fields and radio waves instead of radiation.

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NCV

An NCV test will assess the abilities of the nerves in the foot to put out energy. This test is run with the use of electrical signals being run through the nerves to measure how they respond.

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EMG

EMG tests are similar to NCV tests but differ in the way that the electricity is used and where it is applied. EMG tests musculature as well, to see the output of the nerves and muscles of the foot. This can show if atrophy or damage is present.

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Orthopedic Specialists Focus on Pain Relief without Invasive Procedures

If you are in significant pain, you may be considering surgery. Before you talk to a foot surgeon, first work with our orthopedic foot specialists to explore alternative methods for pain relief and true healing. Our orthopedic foot specialists will use the most advanced technology and state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging, as well as their experience and knowledge to form a diagnosis of the root cause of your foot problems. X-Rays show a clear picture of the bones while MRIs and CT scans can show detailed images of muscles, tissue, or ligaments that may be the cause of the damage to your foot. Further testing such as EMG testing evaluates the electrical output of muscles to locate muscles that have atrophies or nerve problems that are connected to the muscles. An NCV test specifically tests nerve output as electrical signals are sent throughout the nerves in the foot to test for abnormalities.

Once your injury is properly diagnosed, our specialists will discuss options with you to implement noninvasive procedures to help your foot heal properly so you can experience long-term pain relief. Some forms of noninvasive procedures may include ice therapy, physical therapy, massage therapy, or injections. Other minimally-invasive procedures such as tendon repair or cartilage replacement can also bring about relief with little to no recovery time. When medically necessary, our orthopedic foot surgeons can perform a variety of procedures necessary to remedy your foot pain.

If foot pain has affected your life, it’s time to get help and find real relief. Contact AICA Orthopedics today to receive high-quality care from experienced orthopedic specialists.

Orthopedic Specialists for Foot Pain

One of the first steps to treating foot pain is to strengthen the muscles and tendons in the foot and improve the range of motion. A physical therapist works with you to provide exercises that can improve the use of your foot. They will also work with you after a procedure to regain motion in your foot once again. Chiropractors specialize in the musculoskeletal system. They examine joints and can perform adjustments if joints are out of alignment. Nerve pain can be extremely painful. Neurologists at AICA Orthopedics will assess your nerve function and treat nerve pain such as pinched nerves in the foot to bring about relief.

If your foot pain becomes increasingly worse, orthopedic foot surgeons can operate on the problem area to fix the injury so you can use your foot as normal once again. Working with our team of orthopedic doctors will ensure that you find a solution to your foot pain. A comprehensive treatment plan may involve one, two, or several foot doctors working together with you so you can experience complete healing. If you don’t have proper use of your foot and it is affecting how you sit, stand, walk, run or perform, then you will want to consult with AICA Orthopedics. Don’t suffer from foot pain when you don’t have to. Don’t risk further injury by not addressing your foot pain as soon as possible. Schedule an appointment today so that you can be the best you possible.

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