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Foot And Ankle Pain Specialist

Hillsboro Orthopedic Group -  - Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Hillsboro Orthopedic Group

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon located across from OHSU/Tuality Community Hospital on 7th Avenue, Hillsboro, OR

Your feet are your most basic means of transportation, which is why foot and ankle pain can be so problematic if left untreated. Foot and ankle pain can make even the most mundane tasks difficult, which can severely impact your quality of life. Bart Rask, MD, provides effective treatments for foot and ankle pain at Hillsboro Orthopedic Group, located in Hillsboro, Oregon. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Rask by calling the office and find relief from your pain today.

Foot and Ankle Pain Q & A

What are some of the causes of foot and ankle pain?

Foot and ankle pain can develop for many reasons. Injuries, like a fractured ankle bone or a sprain, are common sources of foot and ankle pain. A sprain is an injury that leaves a tear in the ligaments holding your ankle bones together, which can cause a great deal of discomfort.

Certain chronic conditions can also lead to foot and ankle pain, like: 

  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Gout
  • Infection
  • Osteoarthritis

The location of your foot and ankle pain can also help to determine the cause. If you’re experiencing pain in the ball of your foot, for example, you might have: 

  • Sesamoiditis
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Metatarsalgia

Heel pain, on the other hand, might be a result of a fracture on your heel, heel spurs, a stone bruise, or plantar fasciitis. 

You might also be experience pain in your toes. This might be due to a bunion, hammertoe, claw toe, turf toe, hallux rigidus (stiff big toe), or ingrown toenails. Gout, which is a form of arthritis, may also cause pain in your toes. 

Lastly, pain in your arch typically often develops because of plantar fasciitis or fallen arches. 

Am I at risk of developing foot and ankle pain?

Foot and ankle pain is more commonly seen in those who wear poorly fitting shoes, or have to stand for extended stretches of time. 

Arthritis, diabetes, and other inflammatory conditions leave you more susceptible to foot pain, as well, and you’re more likely to develop pain in your feet and ankles if you’re an older adult.

Should I get treatment for my foot and ankle pain?

You should schedule a visit with Dr. Rask if you’re experiencing any of the following:

  • Difficulty walking or putting weight on your foot
  • Fever
  • Pronounced swelling

If you’re noticing any signs of infection, like redness, warmth, or tenderness, you should schedule an appointment immediately.

What treatments for foot and ankle pain do you offer?

Dr. Rask is highly skilled in several treatments for foot and ankle pain. When you visit Hillsboro Orthopedic Group. for your foot and ankle pain, Dr. Rask evaluates your symptoms and devises a unique treatment plan geared towards addressing your personal needs and preferences.

Depending on the cause of your foot and ankle pain, Dr. Rask might be able to treat you with conservative, nonsurgical methods. If your case is more complex, he also provides safe and effective surgical solutions. 

Don’t go any longer with foot and ankle pain. Schedule a visit with Dr. Rask today by calling Hillsboro Orthopedic Group.