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Foot And Ankle Pain Specialist


Orthopedic Surgeons located in Harlingen, TX

Foot and ankle pain can start in the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other structures in your lower extremities, which sometimes makes diagnosis and treatment a challenge. With the world-class medical team at OrthoCare in Harlingen, Texas, on your side, however, you’re assured of an accurate diagnosis and long-lasting relief. Stephanie Baker, MD, specializes in orthopedic surgery, giving you truly comprehensive care for foot and ankle pain in one convenient location. Call the office now or click on the online scheduling tool for help.

Foot and Ankle Pain Q & A

What causes foot and ankle pain?

There are a very large number of reasons for foot and ankle pain. Among common examples:

  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Ligament injuries 
  • Ankle sprains 
  • Bone fractures
  • Bone dislocations
  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Hammertoe
  • Heel spur
  • Flatfoot
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome 
  • Plantar fasciitis

The foot and ankle pain specialists at OrthoCare can identify and treat any kind of foot or ankle injury or damage. Whether you have a sports injury, long-term pain due to chronic disease, extreme foot or ankle trauma, or some other type of problem, the skilled team is here for you. 

How do you find out what is causing my foot and ankle pain?

The OrthoCare team offers full diagnostic services on-site in their state-of-the-art facility. The skilled doctors perform a clinical exam and medical history review, along with a discussion regarding your symptoms, lifestyle, and pain. 

You may need a biomechanical movement analysis so your doctor can find movement patterns that caused or exacerbated your pain, especially if you have a sports injury. 

Many of the causes of foot and ankle pain occur within small bones, ligaments, and tendons. To identify these problems, your doctor may perform an X-ray, MRI, or other imaging test. You may need a nerve conduction test if your doctor suspects nerve damage is causing your foot or ankle pain.

How do you treat foot and ankle pain?

Foot and ankle pain treatment at OrthoCare includes immediate symptom relief along with treatment to specifically target the primary cause of your pain. Your treatment may include:

  • Bracing, splinting, or casting
  • Oral medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Cortisone and anesthetic injections
  • Nerve block injections
  • Regenerative medicine, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Ankle joint replacement
  • Ligament repair, graft, or replacement
  • Tendon repair, graft, or replacement

The OrthoCare team is dedicated to your full recovery in the shortest time possible. 

Whenever possible, they treat your foot and ankle pain using conservative care or minimally invasive treatments, but they’re also premier orthopedic surgeons who can correct any structural problems through surgery if needed. 

If your foot or ankle pain doesn’t go away after a short period of rest, call the office or use the online appointment scheduler now.