Ankle and Foot Care

Ankle and Foot Care

Chronic pain in the foot or ankle can impact every aspect of your life. A proper diagnosis by an experienced ankle and foot care doctor can save you from the frustration of poor treatment plans and failed surgeries.

IBJI’s highly-trained, collaborative team of orthopedic surgeons and podiatrists can help you get back your strength, flexibility, and quality of life.

Find a Doctor

If this is a medical emergency, dial 911 immediately or visit one of IBJI’s OrthoAccess Immediate Care locations.

Should I See an Orthopedic Surgeon or Podiatrist for Ankle and Foot Care?

While IBJI’s orthopedic surgeons (MDs) and podiatrists (DPMs) have extensive training in ankle and foot care, some conditions may be more appropriate for one type of provider over another.

Our patient support team can help you get scheduled to see the best specialist for your condition or injury.

Talk to an expert at the medical office or clinic where you’d like to be seen.

Conditions, Disorders, and Injuries

You don’t have to live with debilitating foot or ankle pain. IBJI’s specialists are trained to diagnose conditions and injuries of the foot and ankle, including sprains, bunions, stress fractures, and more. They will find out what’s causing your pain and work with you on the best ankle or foot care plan.

Causes of Ankle Pain

Causes of Foot Pain

Ankle and Foot Treatments

IBJI’s experienced team includes specialists in advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments for ankle and foot conditions and injuries. They will work with you to develop an ankle or foot care plan that fits your lifestyle and provides the pain relief and mobility you’re looking for.



FAQs About Foot and Ankle Care

How Long Should You Wait to See a Doctor About Ankle Pain? How Do I Know if My Foot Pain is Serious?

If you’ve tried home remedies and rest for your foot or ankle pain and it doesn’t improve, you should see a specialist who can diagnose your condition.

Get medical attention right away if you experience any of the following:

  • Severe pain or swelling
  • An open wound or deformity
  • You can’t put weight on your foot or ankle
  • Redness, warmth, or tenderness in the area
  • A fever greater than 100° F (37.8° C)

What Can Cause Ankle Pain Without an Injury?

Ankle pain without a known injury could be caused by a medical condition. Some conditions associated with ankle pain include (but are not limited to):

  • Animal Bites
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Ankle Cyst
  • Ankle Deformity
  • Bone Tumors
  • Diabetes-Related Issues
  • Failed Ankle Replacement
  • Gout
  • Infections
  • Multicentric Carpotarsal Osteolysis Syndrome
  • Nerve Conditions
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

An experienced foot and ankle doctor can diagnose what is causing your pain and recommend the right ankle care plan for your condition.

What Are Signs You Might Have Arthritis in Your Ankles? What Does Ankle Arthritis Feel Like?

The most common types of arthritis that affect the foot and ankle are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and posttraumatic arthritis. The symptoms vary depending on which joint is affected, but an arthritic joint will be painful and inflamed in most cases.

Symptoms typically develop over time and can include:

  • Pain with movement
  • Increased pain after vigorous activity
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling, warmth, and redness around the joint
  • Increased pain or swelling in the morning

How Does Weight Affect the Health of Your Feet and Ankles?

Every extra pound of weight you carry puts that much more pressure on the weight-bearing joints in your feet and ankles. Because of this, overweight and obese people are at higher risk for foot and ankle conditions and injuries, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Gout

What Are Some Causes of Foot Pain at Night?

Foot pain that feels worse at night could be caused by several foot injuries or conditions, including peripheral neuropathy or a pinched nerve. The best way to find out what is causing your pain is to get a proper diagnosis from an experienced podiatrist who can recommend an advanced foot care plan.

Related Resources

Check out this collection of videos for more information about some of the most common problems diagnosed and treated by IBJI’s ankle and foot care specialists.

Why Choose IBJI’s Ankle and Foot Specialists

Why Choose IBJI’s Ankle and Foot Specialists

At IBJI, our ankle and feet care specialists combine their deep knowledge and expertise with compassion and care for each patient’s unique needs. We listen to your concerns and provide a comprehensive range of procedures and treatments for your injury or chronic pain.

Find a specialist, make your appointment today, and get on a path to recovery.

Get the Ankle and Foot Care You Need

  • Get Ankle and Foot Pain Relief

    If foot or ankle pain from an injury or chronic condition is holding you back, the expert team at IBJI can help.

  • Book an MRI or CT Scan

    Take control of your ankle and foot health by requesting an appointment for an MRI or CT scan today.

    Call Centralized Scheduling at 855-425-4674. To schedule an appointment in Barrington, call 847-381-0388, ext. 300.

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