Natural Relief for Feet in Wisconsin
Foot-ankle pain is perhaps the most disruptive injury an adult can face. Severe pain in the foot or ankle can leave you unable to walk, let alone pursue the activities you enjoy. There are many potential causes of foot and ankle pain, making diagnosis and treatment difficult and time consuming. The Milwaukee Pain Treatment Center is here to help put an end to sudden or chronic foot-ankle conditions.
Symptoms of Foot and Ankle Pain
- Pain and/or deformities triggered by activity or injury
- Pain triggered by long periods of rest
- Pain and/or deformities triggered by ill-fitting shoes
If you notice any of these symptoms near your foot or ankle, it is important you schedule a consultation with Dr. Neal Pollack to determine the source of your pain. Once the cause of your condition is identified, prescribing treatment can begin.
Causes of Foot and Ankle Pain
- Achilles tendonitis
- Peripheral neuropathy and dysfunction
- Plantar fasciitis
There are many people who are able to walk despite having a fractured or sprained ankle. As a result, they may not realize how severe their injury actually is. If pain in the foot or ankle lasts for a significant amount of time or bruising and swelling does not fade, it may be a sign of a far worse injury.
Complications of Surgery
The feet and ankles have many bones. Surgery on any one of these can lead to several complications. With all surgeries, there is the risk of bleeding at the incision site and reactions to general anesthesia.
The risks continue after surgery is completed. An incision can be a breeding ground for infection. Recovery usually involves staying seated or bedbound for extended periods. This can cause blood clots to form. It may be painful to wear shoes or socks until swelling has gone down.
Full recovery can take months. During this time, range of motion will be limited. Anyone with a job requiring walking will have to take significant time off. The treatments offered by Dr. Pollack at Milwaukee Pain Treatment Center are performed in-office with no unnecessary downtime.
Treatment for Foot and Ankle Pain
Rather than undergo surgery, Milwaukee Pain Treatment Center has many options for patients with foot and ankle pain. It is common for us to see and successfully treat people with chronic pain that has not responded to routine therapies. Our prolotherapy treatment is performed in-office on an out-patient basis, meaning there’s no need to pack an overnight hospital bag. You simply receive treatment and walk out the door!