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Foot and ankle care

Get relief for foot and ankle pain

At Allina Health, our foot and ankle specialists provide compassionate, expert care for your foot and ankle pain. Whether it is a recent injury or a chronic condition, you’ll receive treatment and support from a care team that’s committed to easing your pain and promoting whole-body health.

Our experienced, orthopedic care team will work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your specific needs. Treatment may include non-invasive treatments, physical therapy, medication, foot and ankle surgery, or a combination of treatment options.

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Treatment for foot and ankle pain

Most foot and ankle pain can be addressed through non-surgical treatments, but surgery may be necessary for complex or severe injuries. Your foot and ankle specialists will discuss your symptoms with you, evaluate the health of your foot or ankle and recommend the best treatment options to get you back on your feet again. Your foot and ankle care plan may include treatments such as:

  • physical therapy, massage or home exercises
  • shoe orthotics
  • braces, casts or walking boots
  • medications, including steroid injections
  • surgery

Common foot and ankle conditions

The foot and ankle include some of the most complex joints in your body, and there are many injuries and conditions that cause pain and limit mobility. Here are some of the most common:

  • Tendon and ligament disorders
  • Achilles tendinitis or tendon rupture
  • Sports injuries
  • Lisfranc injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Cartilage injures
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Painful flat or high arched feet
  • Ankle sprain or instability
  • Reconstructive foot and ankle surgery
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Foot and ankle fracture
  • Stress fractures to the foot

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First published: 11/4/2020
Last reviewed: 11/4/2020