Foot and ankle injury

Foot and Ankle injury could easily occur in any person. The most common types of foot and ankle injuries are sprains. If not treated on time these injuries could elevate the pain and cause extreme discomfort in leading a normal active life.

What causes Foot and Ankle Injury?

Foot injuries could be causes by sudden blows, twists or due to over use. The injuries could also be due to diseases like arthritis. These cause discomfort and pain.

Sports professions such as sports including soccer, running, gymnasts have high risk of ankle injuries as these involve extreme use of foot and ankle. Injuries could also occur during normal activities like while playing or falls. As the muscles weaken and overall health starts to worsen in old age, old adults are more prone to foot and ankle injuries.

Common causes

foot and ankle injury causes

Some of the common causes of foot and ankle injury are

  • Various Factures in foot
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Sprains
  • Various Arthritis diseases (ex. Osteoarthritis, Gout )
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Avulsion fracture
  • Bursitis(joint inflammation)
  • Pseudogout
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Plantar fasciitis

Foot and Ankle Treatments

Minor Foot and Ankle injuries heal on their own with home remedies. For elevated conditions, the treatments vary for each injury type and other factors.

Sprain Treatments

The most common treatment for sprain treatments in foot and ankle is RICE. This stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation If the pain still does not go down, immobilizing the area could be an option by applying casts or splints.


foot and ankle fracture

Factures in ankles are treated by aligning the bones correctly and then putting it in casts or special boots. Use of crutches is recommended till the time of healing as it helps to reduce weight on the injury. If the fractures are severe, surgical intervention might be necessary.

foot and ankle fracture

Ankle Fusion Surgery

ankle fusion surgery
ankle fusion surgery

An ankle fusion is done by fusing 2 or more bones in the ankle with plates, nails and screws. The surgery is done when an ankle joint becomes worn out and painful. The goal of the surgery is to relieve pain and swelling.

Achilles Tendonitis Treatment

The RICE procedure is typically adapted to start treating the condition. This is combined with medications to relieve pain, swelling and inflammation. Shoe casts and stretching also aid in healing process and are typically recommended by doctors. An Achilles Tendinosis Surgery might be needed for elevated conditions.

Plantar fasciitis Treatment

The common treatment includes resting the foot and medication to relieve pain and swelling. Various stretches are also useful in reducing the pain. Special shoes (ex cushioned with good support) are also helpful. For serious pain conditions shots of pain relieving drugs, splints or even surgery could be suggested.

Ankle Arthroscopy

ankle arthrocopy
ankle arthrocopy

Arthroscopy is one of the popular procedures which is used to diagnose and treat various conditions. The minimal invasive procedure makes the treatment and recovery faster.

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At The Orthopedic Clinic, we pride ourselves on providing the best care possible to our patients. We believe in treating the individual patient, not just their injury. Since our beginning in the Daytona Beach community in 1961, our goal has been to help our patients live their life in full motion through trusted, respectful, and cutting-edge orthopedic care. We have specialist Orthopedic Surgeon in Mumbai.

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Dr. Bakul Arora is a Consultant Joint Replacement & Orthopaedic Surgeon is one of the leading Knee Replacement Surgeon in Thane and Mumbai with over 4000+ successfully surgeries. Dr. Bakul Arora specialises in Mini-invasive techniques which offer multiple benefits to patients. He does the surgery using Subvastus approach for Knee Replacement surgery and Direct Anterior Approach for Hip replacement Surgery . This new techniques has many advantages for patients like its pain-less , stich-less surgery, patients walks on the same day after surgery, no blood loss, faster recovery etc.

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    Knee replacement is required for advanced arthritis of the knee joint, producing painful limitation of movements and restriction in activities of daily living. Knee replacement as a solution should be offered when all non–surgical methods of treatment failed and painkiller medicines and injections also failed to reduce the Knee and hip pains.

    Knee replacement can be total or unicondylar, depending on the number of compartments involved. Among the total knee replacement, there are two popular designs- Cruciate Retaining, and Posterior Stabilized. The decision for the design is best taken by the operating orthopedic surgeon based on the integrity of ligaments. Patella resurfacing as a routine is a debatable subject.

    Yes, most knee replacement surgeries are minimally invasive, with numerous benefits to the patient, including smaller incisions, less tissue trauma, bleeding and post–operative pain, shorter hospital stays, faster recovery, and earlier return to work and activities — in weeks rather than months. Advantages of Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Surgery. Patients Start walking in few hours of surgery. Patients start climbing the staircase from second day of his surgery. Patients Discharge with in 3 Days from the Hospital after surgery. No blood loss during the surgery, no blood Transfusion required. Less Physiotherapy.( No Physiotherapist required for home) Less Antibiotic. Stitchless Surgery. Recovery time is just two – three week.

    Bilateral knee replacement in the same sitting, can be performed if both the knee joints are damaged to the same extent, however, the medical condition of the patient, and bone quality must be kept in consideration.

    Surgery through Minimally Invasive technique patients start walking on the same day and staircase climbing starts from the second day of surgery. Patients can resume his work after 3 – 4 week.

    The most significant risks include Infection, Deep vein thrombosis,and Aseptic loosening of implants. The risks correlate with the co-morbid medical condition, and must be discussed with the patient before surgery.

    Patients normally require hospitalization for 3-4 days in single knee replacement, and up to 5-6 days in both knee replacement surgery

    A single knee replacement takes approximately 90 min- 2 hours. Both knee replacement surgery takes approx 2-3 hours.

    Years ago, knee replacement surgery was reserved for elderly patients due to a high complication rate and lack of implant durability. Modern techniques have allowed orthopaedic surgeons to base surgical decisions on a patient’s pain and disability, and not necessarily chronological age. Most patients who undergo knee replacement are between the ages of 50 and 80, but surgeons evaluate patients individually and primarily on their physiologic age and demands.

    Patients can resume his/her light work after discharge from the hospital, no need for rest.

    Patients are given epidural anesthesia for surgery, and post op pain relief. They are expected to follow instruction from physiotherapist regarding muscle training.



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