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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. If you don’t respond to lifestyle adjustments or your pain or disability are severe, he can also recommend groundbreaking regenerative treatments such as:

  • Prolotherapy: injections that irritate injured tissues to stimulate healing
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP): injectable serum with a high concentration of platelets, which contain growth-factors that repair tissues
  • Cellular Therapy: your own cells injected into damaged tissue and bone to stimulate a healing response and regrowth

Dr. Silva uses ultrasound and x-ray guidance when administering injectable therapies to ensure that the healing agents are delivered precisely to the area of injury.

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 We Treat

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 We Treat

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 Areas We Treat

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
Tibial Nerve
Deltoid Ligament
Spring Ligament

Foot Areas We Treat

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

Ankle & Foot Treatment Types Offered

Image-Guided Prolotherapy
Image-Guided PRP injections
Image-Guided Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC) Cellular Therapy injections
Bursa Injection
Kager Fat Pad Aspiration and Hydrodissection From Achilles
Intraosseous (in-the-bone) Injection Of Talus, Calcaneus, Tibia, Fibula

*This is not a complete list. Please contact our office if you don’t see what you’re looking for.

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