Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine Specialists located in Benton, Cabot, Hot Springs Village, Little Rock, North Little Rock, & White Hall, AR
The team at Martin Orthopedics offers expert foot and ankle care to patients with problems ranging from bunions and flatfeet to plantar fasciitis and hammertoe. The practice has offices in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Hot Springs Village, and Cabot, Arkansas, where the board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians provide effective non-surgical foot and ankle care. They also perform minimally invasive surgeries on the feet and ankles. Call the Martin Orthopedics office nearest you today and schedule a consultation or use the online form to book an appointment.
Foot & Ankle Care Q & A
Why should I be concerned about foot and ankle care?
Taking good care of your feet and ankles can help you avoid many painful conditions and trips to the doctor, so it’s something everyone should consider carefully. Foot and ankle care starts with looking after your feet and ankles properly every day.
One of the leading causes of foot and ankle problems is unsuitable footwear. Having shoes that don’t support your feet or put them in unnatural positions can cause misalignment and place pressure on your feet that leads to conditions like bunions.
High-heeled shoes and flat shoes that offer no arch support are some of the worst types of footwear. Shoes or sneakers that are worn or unsuitable for the activity you’re doing also lead to lots of sports injuries, including plantar fasciitis, sprains, and strains.
What is orthopedic foot and ankle care?
The team at Martin Orthopedics offers expert foot and ankle care if you have problems such as:
- Heel pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Sprained ankle
- Achilles tendinitis
- Arch pain
- Connective tissue disease
- Poor blood circulation
- Nerve damage
- Achilles insertional calcific tendinopathy (AICT)
Pain in your feet and ankles can make it difficult to walk and do your everyday activities. Furthermore, in an effort to relieve your foot or ankle pain, you might adopt an awkward gait that puts stress on your knees, hips, and spine, creating problems there as well.
The sooner you get expert foot and ankle care, the better, because an injury like a badly sprained ankle could fail to heal properly and create permanent instability in the joint.
What orthopedic foot and ankle care might I need?
The foot and ankle care that’s most appropriate for you depends on the cause of your condition. In many instances, non-surgical foot and ankle care can help relieve your symptoms and address the underlying cause. Your treatment plan might consist of:
- Rest and activity modification
- Splinting and bracing
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Physical therapy
- Orthotics (supportive shoe inserts)
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
- Stem cell therapy
- Steroid injections
These non-surgical methods are often highly effective. However, if your symptoms don’t improve or you have a condition that requires surgery, the Martin Orthopedics team offers expert surgical foot and ankle care.
What are the available types of surgical foot and ankle care?
The Martin Orthopedics team uses minimally invasive arthroscopy to examine the interior of your ankle joint and perform repairs such as removing irritating tissue. Some of the foot and ankle surgeries they carry out include:
- Ligament reconstruction
- Plantar fascia release
- Tendon repair
- Bunion correction
- Foot reconstruction
- Fracture repairs
- Joint fusion
- Joint replacement
The team frequently uses minimally invasive techniques to perform these procedures, reducing postoperative pain and downtime.
To benefit from the superior foot and ankle care at Martin Orthopedics, call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.
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