Foot & Ankle Pain

Call (317) 718-4676 with Foot & Ankle Pain/Injury Questions

Your feet support the weight of your whole body, so when pain occurs, it's hard to avoid—and can be very debilitating to an active lifestyle. Whether you're experiencing arch, top or ball of foot pain, or tendon and tissue pain, it can have many sources, from fractures and sprains to nerve damage. Not to worry, our team is here to help.

Why Hendricks?

Our orthopedic experts are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating a variety of foot & ankle injuries and concerns—and ensures your continued care is comfortable and effective. At Hendricks, we offer award-winning patient care and services including:

  • Streamlined electronic medical record system, delivering information when it's needed
  • Highly coordinated physical therapists, nurses, and orthopedic surgeons
  • Physical therapy, localized pain treatments, minor and major surgery for repairs
  • Continued support during the entire recovery process

Foot Pain Symptoms and Treatment

Plantar Fasciitis

Our patients diagnosed with plantar fasciitis often experience severe pain in the heel of the foot, especially when standing up after resting. The pain can be especially bad first thing in the morning. This condition is due to an overuse injury of the sole surface (plantar) of the foot and causes inflammation of the fascia, a tough, fibrous band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the base of the toes. Plantar fasciitis is more common in women, overweight patients, people with occupations that require a lot of walking or standing on hard surfaces, as well as those with flat feet or high arches.

Treatment may include:

  • Rest
  • Ice pack applications
  • Medications
  • Physical therapy and stretching exercises

Achilles Tendon Injury

The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body and connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. It is also the most common site of injury or tendonitis. Achilles tendonitis is caused by overuse of the tendon and calf muscles. Symptoms may include mild pain after exercise that worsens gradually, stiffness that disappears after the tendon warms up, and swelling.

Treatment may include:

  • Rest
  • Medications
  • Surgery
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises

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