Singapore Foot and Ankle Pain Specialist
Foot and ankle injuries are very common. You may sprained your foot or ankle during sports or you experienced a fall. The pain is not getting better and worse with prolong walking. Our foot and ankle specialist is able to treat your condition and stop your foot and ankle pain today.
In children, most foot, or ankle injuries occur during sports, play, or falls. Any bone injury near a joint may injure the growth plate (physis) in a child and needs to be evaluated.
In adults foot and ankle injuries happens if they miss a step or walk on uneven surface.
Some Common Foot and Ankle Injuries are:
ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE – is most often caused by a sudden, forceful motion. This can happen during simple running or jumping. Middle-aged adults are especially likely to ruptured the Achilles tendon.
ACHILLES TENDINITIS – is most often caused by overuse or repeated movements. For example, if you do a lot of pushing off or stop-and-go motions during sports, you can get microtears in the tendon.
ANKLE SPRAIN – Most people have sprained an ankle. But if your ankle gets swollen and painful after you sprain it, you have most likely stretched and possibly torn the ligaments in your ankle.
PLANTAR FASCIITIS – is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a broad, flat ligament on the bottom of the foot that extends from the front of the heel to the base of the toes and helps maintain the arch of the foot.
Common Foot and Ankle Joint Problems are:
BUNION / HALLUX VALGUS – Hallux valgus is a condition when the big toe of the foot called the hallux starts to point inward towards the direction of the 2nd toe.
CLAW TOE DEFORMITY – Claw toe is a result of the toes bending in an odd position.
FOOT ARCH PAIN– Arch pain, better known in the scientific community as plantar fasciitis, is the term used to describe the burning sensation under the long arches of the feet (arch strain).
FOOT ARTHRITIS– Foot arthritis is a disorder characterized by the swelling of the joints of the feet. Just like arthritis on another part of the body, it can be painful and debilitating.
HAGLUND’S FOOT DEFORMITY – Haglund’s foot deformity is a pain or bump on the back of the heel.
MORTON’S NEUROMA – Pain, burning, tingling, or numbness sensation experience between your toes, especially the third and fourth toes, and in the ball of your foot. It may be caused by a growth around the nerves.
Common Skin and Nail Problems
INGROWN TOE NAIL – An ingrown toe nail is a painful condition of the toe. It occurs when a sharp corner of the toenail digs into the skin at the end or side of the toe.
PLANTAR WARTS – Skin growths that develop on the bottom of the foot and usually appear as areas of thick, tough skin similar to calluses.
ONYCHOLYSIS – Onycholysis is a diseases whose symptoms appear as the separation of the nail plate from the nail bed on your fingers and toes.
When do you need to call your doctor about your ankle pain/foot pain?
If you are unsure of the cause of your symptoms, or if you do not know the specific treatment recommendations for your condition, you should seek medical attention. Treatment of ankle pain must be directed at the specific cause of your problem. Some signs that you should be seen by a doctor include:
- Inability to walk comfortably on the affected side
- Injury that causes deformity around the joint
- Ankle pain and foot pain that occurs at night or while resting
- Ankle pain and foot pain that persists beyond a few days
- Inability to bend the ankle
- Swelling of the joint or the calf area
- Signs of an infection, including fever, redness, warmth
- Any other unusual symptoms
Stop ankle and foot pain Today!
Foot & Ankle Specialist
Dr Kevin Yip, Orthopaedic Specialist
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