Ankle Pain | Orthopaedics, P.C. Spencer, Iowa
Ankle Pain | Orthopaedics, P.C. Spencer, Iowa
Ankle Pain | Orthopaedics, P.C. Spencer, Iowa


Ankle pain is often due to an ankle sprain but can also be caused by ankle instability, arthritis, gout, tendinitis, fracture, nerve compression, infection or poor structural alignment of the leg or foot. Ankle pain can be associated with swelling, stiffness, redness and warmth in the involved area. The pain is often described as an intense dull ache that occurs upon weight bearing and ankle motion.

Common symptoms you should look for in an ankle injury:

– Pain
– Swelling
– Stiffness

– Heat
– Bruising
– Redness

– Tenderness to the touch
– Restricted range of motion
– Popping

Initial treatment may consist of rest, ice, elevation and immobilization, but may also include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, physical therapy and cortisone injection. Dr. Pruitt can help you best determine the cause of the ankle pain and present you with viable treatment options, whether non-surgical or surgical.

At Orthopaedics, P.C., one of our specialties is treating ankle pain, whether it’s chronic or acute. Dr. Pruitt offers proven techniques in non-surgical treatments and orthopedic surgeries to help reduce or eliminate pain and immobility. Call us today to get on the road to relief from your ankle pain.

Foot Pain | Orthopaedics, P.C. Spencer, Iowa
Foot Pain | Orthopaedics, P.C. Spencer, Iowa
Foot Pain | Orthopaedics, P.C. Spencer, Iowa


Your foot is an intricate network of bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Your foot is strong enough to bear your body weight, but can easily be prone to injury and pain. When this happens, look no further than Orthopaedics, P.C.

Foot pain can affect any part of your foot, from your toes to your arch to the Achilles tendon at the back of your heel. Since there are several anatomical structures in the foot, it is necessary to see an orthopedic surgeon to determine the root cause of your foot pain.

Some common foot problems include:

– Fracture
– Bursitis
– Bone spurs

– Bunions
– Calluses
– Neuropathy

– Hammertoe
– Plantar fasciitis
– Stress fracture

– Tendinitis
– Tarsal tunnel syndrome
– Turf toe

Although mild foot pain often responds well to home treatments, it can take time to resolve. Your doctor should evaluate severe foot pain, especially if it follows an injury. Surgery may be necessary if non-surgical options are exhausted and have not worked. Should you need surgery, Dr. Pruitt is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and specializes in areas such as foot pain, joint replacement and sports medicine.

Injury and overuse of the foot are two of the main causes of foot pain. Arthritis is another common ailment that can occur from chronic injury or foot pain that is left untreated. Injury to the nerves of the feet may result in intense burning pain, numbness or tingling.

From the ballet dancer to the World Cup soccer player, foot and ankle injuries can happen to anyone. If you are experiencing ankle and foot pain from a recent injury or just from overuse, make an appointment with Dr. Pruitt today.

Dr. Pruitt specializes in foot and ankle pain, sports medicine and joint replacement.

Let Orthopaedics, P.C. help you get on your way to a healthy recovery.

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