Ankle & Foot

From sprains and strains to fractures and tendon tears, injury of the ankle or foot can cause pain and can leave you more vulnerable to future re-injury if not addressed properly.

Ankle & Foot Q & A

Why does my ankle or foot hurt?

To determine how to best treat your ankle or foot pain, Dr. Silva conducts a physical evaluation, discusses your lifestyle habits, reviews any prior imaging studies, and may perform a diagnostic ultrasound evaluation.

What options do I have for treating my ankle or foot pain?

Dr. Silva’s goal is to resolve the underlying cause of your joint dysfunction to provide long term outcomes. He may recommend lifestyle changes, dietary changes and supplements, physical therapy, joint bracing, and other types of beneficial interventions to help reduce your symptoms. He can also recommend regenerative therapies such as:

  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy that uses growth factors from your own blood to accelerate healing of your joint structures
  • Prolotherapy uses a variety of irritants or proliferants to trigger the body’s innate healing mechanisms which will strengthen the joints
  • Stem cell therapy uses cells and growth factors derived from your own bone marrow to regenerate damaged tissues. This is the most powerful form of the regenerative procedures

Get to the root cause of your ankle or foot pain and heal your painful joints from the inside out. Contact Dr. Silva today by calling the Interventional Orthopedics of Washington office or using the “Book Appointment” button.

Ankle Conditions

Arthritis of the Ankle
Tibiotalar Osteoarthritis
Talonavicular Osteoarthritis
Bone Marrow Edema of Ankle
Ankle Sprain
Ankle Instability
Ankle Effusion
Deltoid Ligament Sprain
Anterior Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Posterior Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Achilles Tendinitis
Achilles Tendon Tear and Tendinopathy
Kager’s Fat Pad Inflammation and Effusion
Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
Achilles Bursitis
Post Surgical Pain
Accessory Navicular Pain Syndrome

Foot Conditions

Arthritis of the Toes
Bunion Pain (First Metatarsophalangeal Pain and Osteoarthritis)
Morton’s Neuroma
Interdigital Bursitis
Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Plate Tear
Calcaneal Spur Pain
Hammer Toe
Anterior Talofibular Ligament Tear / Sprain
Sesamoiditis
Metatarsalgia
Submetatarsal Adventitial Bursitis
Flat Foot (Pes Planus)
Fat Pad Atrophy of the Foot

Ankle Treatment Areas

Tibial Nerve
Deep Peroneal Nerve
Ankle Joint Injections: Talonavicular, Tibiotalar, Talocalcaneal (Subtalar)
Lateral Ankle Ligaments: Anterior Talofibular, Calcaneofibular, Posterior Talofibular, Anterior Tibiofibular Talar Joint
Peroneal Longus And Brevis Tendons
Anterior and Posterior Tibialis Tendons
Achilles Tendon
Kager Fat Pad Aspiration and Hydrodissection From Achilles
Tibial Nerve
Deltoid Ligament
Intraosseous (in-the-bone) Injection Of Talus, Calcaneus, Tibia, Fibula
Spring Ligament

Foot Treatment Areas

Bursa Injection
Metatarsophalangeal Joints
Plantar Fascia
Foot Ligaments: Tarsometatarsal, Calcaneocuboid, Calcaneonavicular, Talocalcaneal, Cuneocuboid, Metatarsal Interosseous
Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendon
Flexor Digitorum Longus Tendon
Plantar Digital Nerves and Neuroma
Dorsal Capsular Ligaments of Metatarsophalangeal Joints
Extensor Hallucis Longus
Extensor Digitorum Longus
Plantar Capsular Ligaments
Plantar Plate with Plantar Plate Collateral Ligaments
Sesamoid Joint and Tendon

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