Common Foot and Ankle Problems

The podiatrists at PA Foot And Ankle Associates provide medical and surgical care for those suffering from foot, ankle, and lower leg problems. If you are suffering any of the symptoms described here, please call our office for an immediate diagnosis.

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Common Foot and Ankle Problems

Achilles Tendinitis/Rupture
(pain in the ankle or heel)

Athletes Foot
(itchy, irritated skin around the toes)

Ankle Fractures
(mild or severe pain and bruising in the ankle and lower leg)

Ankle Sprains
(stiffness, soreness, bruising in the ankle)

(stiff, swollen, painful joint areas)

(painful bony protrusion on the inside or outside of your foot)

Charcot Foot
(red, swollen foot, a complication of diabetes)

Crossover Toe
(toes cross above or below each other)

Diabetic Complications of the foot and lower leg
(guidelines to help you avoid foot ulcers, neuropathy, and amputation)

Flat Feet
(no arch or only a small arch in the bottom of your foot)

(pain and tenderness/bruising in any of the bones in the toes, foot, lower leg, or ankle)

(a form of arthritis that looks much like a bunion)

Haglund's Deformity
(a bony protrusion in the heel area, right where high heels rub the back of your foot)

Hallux Limitus
(decreased range of motion and pain in the big toe joint)

Hallux Rigidus
(degenerative arthritis and stiffness due to bone spurs in the joint at the base of the big toe)

(the middle joints of the small toes force them to curl upwards, like a claw)

Heel and Arch Pain
(mild to severe pain underneath or at the rear of your foot)

Heel Spur (Bone Spur)
(extra bone grows in response to stress)

Ingrown Toenails
(the corner or side of one of your toenails grows into the soft flesh of that toe causing pain, redness, swelling and possibly an infection)

(a general term used to refer to any painful foot condition affecting the bones in the foot)

Morton's Neuroma
(a painful injury to the nerve between the toes)

Nail Fungus - Laser Treatment
(a fungal infection in one of your toenails creating thickened, darkened, crumbling nails)

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
(nerve damage which causes weakness, loss of sensation, and/or pain)

Plantar Warts
(warts which appear on the soles of your feet)

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
(aka progressive flatfoot - pain, swelling, weakness, tenderness on the outer side or inside of the ankle, accompanied by the loss of the arch)

Shin Splints / Tibial Stress Syndrome
(dull, aching pain in the front of the lower leg, common in athletes)

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
(pain and tingling in ankle or toes, swelling in feet, "electric shock", or hot and cold sensations

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures
(pain and bruising in the toes and bones of the foot)

Varicose Veins
(enlarged, twisted veins in the lower legs, ankles and feet)

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