Family of Healthy Feet | Experienced Idaho PodiatristAnkle and foot pain is nothing to fool around with! Don't wait to be treated, and don't assume your primary care provider is the best choice for dealing with your condition. Correct treatment and recovery should be left to the experienced podiatrists at Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle. Our podiatrists have the expertise to help diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions. We also provide preventive treatment options such as custom orthotics and shoe recommendations to help you remain pain-free.

Possible Causes of Ankle and Foot Pain

Foot and ankle pain can be caused by a wide variety of conditions ranging from muscular strain and ligament tears to fractures and tendinitis. At Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle, we often see patients who are in need of assistance with:

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  • Adult flat feet. Flat feet (also known as fallen arches) are a very common cause of ankle and foot pain. This condition can be caused by genetics, age, obesity, or overuse.
  • Ankle tendon injuries. Tendon injuries can be caused by overuse, direct trauma, or improper stretching.
  • Arthritis. Arthritis is a common cause of ankle and foot pain, especially in older adults.
  • Athlete's foot. Athlete's foot is a fungal infection that can cause itching, burning, and pain in the feet.
  • Bone spurs. Bone spurs are abnormal growths on bones that can cause pain when they rub against tendons, ligaments, or other soft tissue in the foot or ankle.
  • Bunions. Bunions are a bony deformity of the big toe that can cause pain and difficulty walking.
  • Bursitis. Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa, a small sac that cushions and lubricates joints.
  • Calcaneal fractures. Calcaneal fractures are a break in the heel bone.
  • Cavus foot and high arches. Cavus foot and high arches can cause pain due to the increased pressure on the bottom of the feet.
  • Children's feet. Children's feet have unique needs and can require special treatment for problems such as flat feet or toe-walking.
  • Chronic ankle instability. Chronic ankle instability is caused by repeated sprains or trauma to the ankle.
  • Diabetic feet. If you suffer from diabetes, you may be at increased risk of developing foot problems. It is important to have regular check-ups with your podiatrist to ensure you are properly cared for.
  • Ganglion cysts. Ganglion cysts are non-cancerous lumps that can develop on the feet or ankles.
  • Gout. Gout is a form of arthritis caused by high uric acid levels in the blood.
  • Hammer toe. Hammer toe is a deformity of the toes that can cause pain, difficulty walking, and even calluses.
  • Ingrown toenails. This common podiatric problem can lead to serious complications if not treated. 
  • Jones fracture. A Jones fracture is a break in the fifth metatarsal of the foot.
  • Lisfranc injury. The Lisfranc injury is a fracture or dislocation of the bones in the midfoot.
  • Metatarsalgia. Metatarsalgia is a condition that causes pain in the ball of the foot. It can  be caused by overuse, a misaligned bone, or mechanical problems such as flat feet.
  • Plantar fasciitis and heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of a band of tissue that runs from the heel to the toes and can cause intense pain.
  • Plantar warts. Plantar warts are a common foot problem caused by a virus that infects the skin
  • Sesamoiditis. Sesamoiditis is an inflammation of the small bones in front of the big toe that can cause pain, swelling, and difficulty walking.
  • Sports injuries. Sports injuries to the feet and ankles can cause pain, swelling, and bruising. Common sports injuries include stress fractures, shin splints, and Achilles tendinopathy.
  • Toenail fungus. Toenail fungal infections can cause the nails to become discolored, thickened, and brittle.
  • Turf toe. Turf toe is an injury caused by forceful hyperextension of the big toe. It can cause swelling, pain, and difficulty walking.

Do You or a Family Member Need the Help of an Experienced Podiatrist in the Caldwell or Meridian, Idaho Area?

If you're seeking the help of an experienced podiatrist you owe it to yourself to speak with our doctors as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 208.855.5955 to schedule your appointment. We service all areas surrounding Meridian, Idaho as well as all areas in the Caldwell, Idaho area. We look forward to helping you!

Dr. P. Roman Burk, DPM
Providing experienced private practice podiatry services in the Caldwell and Meridian, ID area since 2007.