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Total Ankle Replacement

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Common Conditions/Treatments

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis       

Definition:
Heel spur, heel pain     

Symptoms:
Heel pain, especially in morning.

Treatment:
Physical therapy, Orthotics, Night Splint, cortisone injection, Shockwave treatment, surgery

If left untreated:
Patient can expect continued pain, difficulty standing or walking for long periods of time.

Rehabilitation process:
4-6 weeks of physical therapy.

Ankle Instability

Definition:
Chronic ankle instability is a condition characterized by a recurring “giving way” of the outer (lateral) side of the ankle. This condition often develops after repeated ankle sprains.     

Symptoms:
Ankle pain, weakness, and swelling.  Ankle gives out.

Treatment:
Physical therapy, Bracing, Surgery.

 

Hallux Valgus (Bunion)

Definition:
Bunion

Symptoms:
Pain with shoewear, big toe pushing into other toes, big bump on side of big toe

Treatment:
Shoewear modification, orthotics, surgery

If left untreated:
Continued pain, development of hammertoes, arthritis

Rehabilitation process:
No specific rehab.