When Should You See a
Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon?

Tired and achy feet can simply be a result of standing too long. But some foot or ankle issues may be symptoms of more serious problems. For example, it’s common for your feet and ankles to become stiffer as you age, but arthritis left untreated can lead to nagging pain and difficulty walking even short distances. A FOOT AND ANKLE ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON can evaluate your feet and ankles properly with X-rays and other tests to make sure you are diagnosed correctly and receive appropriate treatment.

How do you know if you need medical attention from a FOOT AND ANKLE ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON?

Make an appointment with a FOOT AND ANKLE ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON if you experience any of the following:

  • Pain that persists for more than 72 hours or that increases with walking

  • Pain after an ankle sprain

  • “Clicking,” “locking” or “catching” in the ankle

  • High-arched feet or flatfeet that become painful

  • Arthritis in the foot or ankle after an old injury

  • Achilles tendon injury

  • Ankle or foot fracture

  • Deformity of the foot or ankle

  • Curling of one or multiple toes

  • Painless ulcers or blisters on the feet


Don’t take chances with your feet. Look for the “O” when you have a foot or ankle issue.