Foot & Ankle Specialist in Florence and Muscle Shoals, AL

Our team of physicians takes a holistic approach to foot & ankle treatment, working as a team to treat patients. In the case of patients seeking ankle pain treatment, toe pain treatment, or foot pain treatment, one of our board-certified physicians will take care of you from diagnosis to recovery.

Our doctors are trained and experienced in treating a wide array of foot ailments, such as:

  • Broken Foot
  • Heel Spurs
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Broken Toes

Our doctors are also skilled and experienced in treating a variety of ankle ailments, including:

  • Broken Ankles
  • Ankle Dislocations
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Achilles Tendon Sprains or Ruptures
  • Arthritis
  • Ligament & Tendon Repair
  • Ankle Osteoarthritis
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ankle Replacements

Sometimes, surgery is unavoidable and for those cases where surgery is medically necessary, we have expert surgeons to guide you through recovery.

Our doctors are as financially conscious as possible and do not order any unnecessary lab work or imaging. They only recommend procedures that are in the best interest of the patient’s health.

Common Conditions of the Foot and Ankle

Progressive wear and tear on the many tendons in the lower extremities can lead to a common condition known as tendonitis. Individuals with tendonitis will typically experience pain with movement of the foot and ankle, which will gradually worsen until the area is properly treated.
Our specialists often see issues of sprains and tears in the ligaments of the feet in athletes and other active individuals. Sprains typically only require minor intervention, while a partial or full tear can require surgical treatment.

Injury to the foot or ankle can cause significant and lasting damage that requires careful attention from one of our foot & ankle specialists.

As one of the most important structures within the foot, and the largest tendon in the entire body, the Achilles tendon can lead to severe pain if it develops tendonitis, becomes torn, or is ruptured.
Many patients describe issues of pain in the back of their foot at the heel, which most often relates to an underlying medical condition such as bursitis, a fracture, plantar fasciitis, and more.
There is a particular tissue of the foot known as plantar fascia that can become inflamed, resulting in significant pain whenever pressure is applied.
Often as a result of consistently wearing improper footwear, bunions and bunionettes will form along the inner or outer edge of the foot. While these callused bumps are not often very painful, they can affect the person’s gate if they become severe.
Also known as claw toes and mallet toes, hammertoes are a deformity that describes an instance when the joint buckles to cause curling or bending of the affected toe.
Individuals who lack a significant arch in their foot are often suffering from flat footedness. Treatment for flat feet is not always necessary, though it is recommended if the patient is suffering from chronic pain or other recurring symptoms that interfere with their day-to-day life.

Courses of Treatment We Typically Recommend

By seeking treatment early on when your symptoms appear, the specialists located at our state-of-art the facilities, are able to provide patients with quality care for a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions.

Our office staff utilizes many modern advancements in microscopic and endoscopic surgical procedures to ensure that the diagnostic and treatment processes are completed in the most efficient and effective ways possible. Many of the conditions diagnosed at North Alabama Bone & Joint can be treated using one of the following treatment methods.

An arthroscopic procedure is beneficial to both diagnosing as well as treating conditions of the foot or ankle. Arthroscopic surgery involves making a very small incision, where a probe equipped with a medical grade camera is then placed and guided to give us a clear view at the internal structures of the foot. Your physician may recommend an arthroscopy of the foot or ankle if you suffer from one of the following conditions:

  • Impingement
  • Bone spurs
  • Talar dome lesions
  • Loose bodies

For injuries involving a partial or complete ligament tear in the foot, our specialists will often recommend a minimally invasive surgery to reconnect the ligament. Ligament repair is most often used to address:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Fixation of navicular
  • Metatarsal fractures (Jones fracture)
  • Severe turf toe and sesamoid injuries

If you have suffered an injury or are working with a condition regarding your feet and/or ankles, contact North Alabama Bone & Joint today to get a diagnosis and treatment program in place for you.