Maintain an Active Lifestyle Free from Foot Pain
Statistics show that 80% of Americans will experience a problem with their feet at some point in their life and will need to see a doctor. It is important to have an orthopedic doctor who has specialized training in the anatomy of the foot and the entire musculoskeletal system examine your injury or the source of your pain. In doing so, the orthopedic foot specialist can effectively treat your foot and any lower extremity conditions that may be contributing to your foot pain.
At Orthopedic Centers of America, we can match you with an orthopedic foot specialist in your area. Call 1-888-549-0835 to speak with a patient coordinator and take care of your foot pain today! It is free, easy and will help you maintain an active lifestyle.
When to See a Foot Specialist
If you have had an injury or are experiencing chronic pain in your foot that is interfering in your daily activities, then it is time to see a foot expert. The foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 ligaments that work together to allow you to walk, stand, run, jump and maintain the stability and flexibility for an active lifestyle. When one of these is injured or inflamed, it is critical that you see an expert with the experience you can trust to correctly diagnose your condition.
Orthopedic Centers of America is not involved in prescribing narcotics for pain to mask the symptoms. Instead, the physicians seek to address the underlying cause of pain. Your orthopedic foot specialist will customize a treatment plan to give you relief from your pain and treat the cause.
If you are experiencing pain that is limiting your ability to walk or restricting your activity, then it is time to have a doctor evaluate the cause of your injury or pain. Other reasons to see a physician include:
- Decreased or painful range of motion
There are many conditions that may affect the foot. Below are a few examples:
- Major and minor fractures
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Heel Pain
- Bone Spurs
- Flat foot
- Neuropathy & Nerve Damage
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Club Foot
The benefits of having an orthopedic foot specialist examine your foot and body to determine the source of your pain and develop a personalized plan for treatment include:
- Relief from pain
- Faster recovery and return to activity
- Outpatient procedures
- Increased range of motion
- Non-surgical options for treatment
- Minimally-invasive options
- Smaller incisions, usually less than half an inch
- Lower risk for complications
Popular Procedures and Treatments
Our recognized experts use a wide variety of treatments and procedures to address your injury or pain. Many options do not require surgery. However, if surgery is prescribed, Orthopedic Centers of America offers innovative, minimally-invasive surgery that causes less trauma to the foot and has a faster recovery. At Orthopedic Centers of America, we can match you with an orthopedic foot specialist in your area today. Call 1-888-549-0835 to speak to a patient coordinator about the pain in your foot.
Due to increased medical advances, many non-surgical options are available to help you get back to your daily activities. Our highly-trained foot specialists explore non-surgical treatments options, especially when a conservative treatment option will resolve your pain and give you a better outcome. Examples of non-surgical treatments are:
- Bracing, Orthotics
- Physical Therapy
Because scientists have been able to show in clinical trials that the body was created with an ability to heal itself, you may be a candidate for regenerative medicine options. These options are less invasive and give fast pain relief while the healing process takes place within the foot.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP is created from your blood and is full of growth factors, platelets and proteins that are injected into the site of injury or pain to jump-start healing. Because your blood contains cytokines that naturally mute the pain, you may gain quick pain relief.
For more advanced situations, cell therapy is a method in which the physician uses components from your bone marrow to inject at the site of injury or pain. In this way, “signals” are transferred to the injured tissue, bone, ligaments or muscles to give them the message to start the healing activity. Cytokines will immediately help with the pain, and the body will continue to work to heal the injury.
Orthopedic Centers of America does not participate in cells sourced from Embryonic, Umbilical Cord Blood/Placental Tissue, Amniotic Fluid, or Amniotic Tissue. Only adult cells from one’s own body are used by the doctors in the Orthopedic Centers of America network.
Minimally-Invasive Surgical Treatments
At Orthopedic Centers of America, our physicians are trained in the most advanced surgical techniques that will provide you faster recovery. We know it is important to you that you get back to work and your daily activities. Below are examples of minimally-invasive surgery procedures.
- Ligament reconstruction
- Tendon Repair
- Cartilage replacement
- Tarsal tunnel and neuroma surgery
Most of the rehabilitation will occur at your home as you practice the exercises demonstrated by the physical therapist. These exercises may focus on range of motion, strengthening the foot and correcting walking problems. You may receive an orthotic to stimulate the recovery process.
At Orthopedic Centers of America, we want to assist you to get back to your normal activities. Call 1-888-549-0835 to speak with a patient coordinator today about your foot pain! Get Relief! Life Awaits.