Foot & Ankle Care

Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates -  - Orthopaedic Surgery

Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates

Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located in Reading, PA

Your feet and ankles absorb a high amount of stress from carrying you through the day. The skilled team of podiatrists and sports medicine physicians at Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates treats the full spectrum of foot and ankle problems at their location in Reading, Pennsylvania. If you’re looking for high-quality foot and ankle care, call or book an appointment online today.

Foot & Ankle Care Q & A

What Causes Foot and Ankle Pain?

Each foot contains 28 bones and more than 30 joints. These structures, along with muscles, tendons, and ligaments, allowing for a wide range of movement in the foot and ankle. Damage from injury or overuse can affect any one of these structures, resulting in foot and ankle pain.

Due to their position and function in your body, your feet and ankles sustain a great deal of pressure. In addition to high-impact activities such as running and jumping, the foot and ankle are essential to everyday activities such as walking and climbing stairs.

What Conditions Affect the Foot and Ankle?

Many different sports injuries and medical conditions affect the foot and ankle. The team of providers at Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates specializes in treating all sources of foot and ankle pain, such as:

  • Plantar fasciitis or heel pain
  • Arthritis of the foot and ankle
  • Bunions or bony bumps on the big toe
  • Achilles tendinitis and tendon tears
  • Heel spurs or bone spurs
  • Hammertoe or mallet toe
  • Foot and ankle fractures
  • Ankle sprains and strains

Whether your pain came on suddenly or developed gradually, the expert team at Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates works with you to restore your foot and ankle to normal functioning as quickly as possible.

How Do You Diagnose and Treat Foot and Ankle Pain?

First, your provider at Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates thoroughly examines your foot and ankle and reviews your medical history. They may also take imaging tests, such as an X-ray or MRI, to diagnose your condition.

Then, they develop a personalized foot and ankle care plan that best suits your needs. Depending on the type and severity of your condition, treatment may include:

  • Medications to reduce pain and inflammation
  • Bracing or splinting the foot or ankle
  • Rest and modified activity
  • Physical therapy
  • Cortisone injections
  • PRP therapy

If your condition is severe, such as a complete Achilles tendon tear, they may recommend surgery. Foot and ankle pain that persists despite conservative treatment may also require surgery.

The skilled team at Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates use minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery whenever possible. For expert foot and ankle care in Berks County, Pennsylvania, call Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates or book an appointment online.

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