Many people experience foot and ankle pain at some point in their lives. Taking care of your feet before pain becomes severe is important. When you have foot and ankle pain, it can impact your quality of life and keep you from performing everyday activities. Fortunately, Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute’s foot and ankle team offers a variety of treatment options, including minimally invasive procedures.
When you should see a foot and ankle specialist near you
If you suffer an injury like a broken bone or a sprain, it’s generally obvious that you need to see a foot and ankle specialist. However, some foot and ankle conditions may occur gradually. Even when pain and symptoms are tolerable, you should schedule an appointment with a foot and ankle specialist. Early treatment can help prevent further injury and promote a better outcome.
Reasons you should see a foot and ankle specialist
- An injury like a broken bone or sprain
- Diagnosis of a medical condition that affects the feet, such as diabetes
- Heel pain in the morning
- Discomfort when standing
- An abnormal growth on the foot
- Ongoing pain during running or other exercise
Experience excellence at Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute
Our foot and ankle team is made up of podiatrists and orthopedic physicians who are fellowship trained in foot and ankle surgery and are experts in complex foot and ankle injuries and procedures. The foot and ankle surgeons at Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute are some of the only surgeons in the Lehigh Valley region to perform total ankle replacements. In addition to our expert orthopedic physicians, our premier orthopedic surgery centers offer top-notch care when you need it most.
Sometimes, recovering from injury or surgery requires close medical supervision and assistance. If you need extra help recovering from a bone, joint or sports injury, our orthopedic rehabilitation program helps you regain function and get back to life on your terms.