Foot & Ankle Care Specialist

Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton

Orthopedic Surgeons & Foot and Ankle Specialists located in Kettering, Dayton, OH & Tipp City, OH

Your foot and ankle work together to support your body weight when walking, running, jumping, and climbing stairs. Problems with your foot or ankle can significantly affect your day-to-day life. When you have foot and ankle problems, the team at Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton can provide the care and attention you need. For expert foot and ankle care, call the office in Dayton or Tipp City, Ohio, or schedule an appointment online today.

Foot & Ankle Care Q & A

What are common foot and ankle problems?

Foot and ankle problems may develop from an injury, overuse, or an underlying medical condition. Common foot and ankle problems include:

  • Flatfoot

  • Plantar fasciitis and heel pain

  • Bone spurs

  • Bunions

  • Hammertoe

  • Arthritis

  • Strains and sprains

  • Fractures, acute and stress fracture

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Achilles rupture

  • Ankle sprain

Your feet and ankles are complex body parts that support your body’s locomotion. Any problem that affects the normal structure or function of your foot or ankle not only affects your ability to get from place to place, but also affects your quality of life.

When should I seek help for foot and ankle problems?

Though you may be able to manage minor injuries and mild aches and pains with at-home care, if you have foot or ankle pain that fails to improve within a few days, schedule an appointment at Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton.

You should also seek help for foot and ankle problems that cause severe pain or develop after an acute injury. Foot deformities, like hammertoe and bunions, also benefit from early intervention to delay progression of the deformity.

Ankle sprains also benefit from expert care at Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton. Improper management of a sprained ankle may lead to chronic ankle problems.

What happens during a foot and ankle consultation?

You can expect a thorough evaluation when you visit Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton with concerns about a foot or ankle problem. Your provider reviews your concerns and medical history and examines your feet and ankles.

They also perform diagnostic tests to confirm or rule out a diagnosis, such as X-rays, CT scans, MRI, or lab work. 

How are foot and ankle problems treated?

Your provider at Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton customizes your foot or ankle treatment plan based on your diagnosis, symptoms, activity level, age, and medical history. 

Though skilled orthopedic surgeons, the experts at Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton may initially take a conservative approach to your foot or ankle concern, recommending:

  • Physical therapy

  • At-home exercises

  • Activity modification

  • Orthotics

  • Splints or braces

  • Foot casting

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

When surgery is necessary, your provider performs your procedure at the on-site surgery center. The highly qualified orthopedic surgeons use state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge techniques so you get the best possible outcomes. 

They may perform foot or ankle surgery to repair Achilles tendon tears, correct bunions and hammertoe, or treat your arthritis with a total ankle joint replacement.

Foot and ankle problems affect daily routine and quality of life. To get help for your foot or ankle condition, call Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton or schedule an appointment online today.