A small problem with your foot or ankle can quickly advance into a condition that affects walking or standing. Luckily, a podiatrist — a doctor who specializes in conditions of the feet and ankles — can help you find the best treatment plan to ensure you get quickly back on your feet. Find out more about foot and ankle pain and its treatments with Dr. Dallin Greene and Dr. Nathan Judd at Big Sky Foot and Ankle Institute with locations in Butte, MT, and Bozeman, MT.
Where does foot and ankle pain come from?
The feet and ankles are more prone to injury and trauma than other parts of the body. This makes pinpointing a reason for your foot or ankle pain more difficult than, for example, a sore shoulder or knee. Common causes of foot and ankle issues include:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendonitis
- Corns and calluses
- Stress fracture
- Broken bones
How will my podiatrist diagnose my foot and ankle symptoms?
Your foot doctor will take a comprehensive look at the makeup of your foot and ankle using various diagnostic tools. They will use a physical examination to ensure they examine the physical makeup and outside abnormalities of your foot. They may also suggest an x-ray or MRI to further investigate your symptoms and look at your bones or connective tissues. In addition to physically examining the area of your pain, your podiatrist will take a detailed medical, family, and lifestyle history to use in their diagnosis.
Foot and Ankle Pain Treatments in Butte and Bozeman, MT
Treating your foot or ankle issue will depend greatly on the type of condition your podiatrist diagnoses and its severity. Some patients may benefit from simple at-home care while other, more advanced conditions may require a surgical procedure. This makes consulting with your foot doctor a crucial part of finding the best, most effective treatment for you.
For more information on foot and ankle pain, please contact Dr. Dallin Greene and Dr. Nathan Judd at Big Sky Foot and Ankle Institute with locations in Butte and Bozeman, MT. Call (406) 782-2278 to schedule your appointment at either office today!