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South Jordan, UT 84009
Get Treatment in South Jordan for Foot or Ankle Pain
Orthopedic providers at University of Utah Health are part of a team of internationally renowned experts who specialize in foot and ankle care. As part of an academic medical center, we work to remain on the cutting edge of the latest treatments, therapies, and more for foot and ankle pain. Many of our orthopedic surgeons also specialize in treating traumatic foot and ankle injuries.
At South Jordan Health Center, you will see the same ankle pain and foot pain specialists as you will at the University Orthopaedic Center. We offer you the best care closer to home for a more convenient experience.
Our orthopedic specialists will work with you to create a treatment plan that may include a combination of treatments depending on your foot or ankle condition.
Ankle Pain & Foot Pain Causes & Treatment
Ankle pain and foot pain can come from multiple different conditions or injuries. These could include any of the following:
- Arthritis (loss of joint space that can lead to pain and joint stiffness)
- Bone spurs (growths that can occur from arthritis, prior injury, or chronic overuse)
- Bone fractures (injuries that lead to breaks in your bone or small cracks due to overuse)
- Bunions (small bone growths that form on the lower joint of your big toe causing pain and pressure on your smaller toes)
- Bursitis (inflammation in the small fluid-filled sacs (bursa) that cushion your joints)
- Diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage in your feet caused by diabetes)
- Flat feet (when your entire foot touches the floor while standing)
- Gout (a form of arthritis that can cause sudden and painful inflammation in the joints around your toes and ankle)
- Plantar fasciitis (inflammation in the thick band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes called the plantar fascia)
- Sprains or ligament ruptures (an injury that occurs after your foot or ankle rolls or twists in an awkward way and stretches or tears ligaments that connect bones)
- Tendonitis (inflammation or irritation of one of the tendons in your feet)
Treatment could include any of these procedures:
- Bracing to protect your injured foot or ankle and take any pressure or weight off of your foot while it heals
- Physical therapy exercises to improve your range of motion and strengthen the muscles and joints in your foot
- Injections to reduce your pain
- Foot and ankle surgery to repair ligaments, tendons, or bones after an injury or to correct deformities
Your specialist will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for you.
Foot and Ankle Specialists Near You
Schedule an Evaluation
At University of Utah Health, we are dedicated to helping people of all ages lead pain-free, healthy lives. Whether your foot or ankle problem is a recent occurrence or a long-term issue, we provide the highest level of care for all foot and ankle conditions and injuries. Call 801-213-4500 to request an evaluation from our specialists and find relief from foot/ankle pain.
What to Expect at Your Appointment and More About Orthopedic Doctors
What to Expect at an Orthopedic Appointment
Besides making sure your medical records are up to date, there are a few other things you can do to prepare. Find out what you can do and more about what happens at your first appointment with an orthopedic doctor.
What Does an Orthopedic Doctor Do?
Orthopedic doctors focus on caring for your bones, joints, ligaments, and tissues. But how exactly do they do that? Read more about the areas of the body that they specialize in and what this means for you.
Patient Education Resources
Foot Injuries: When to See a Doctor
If you've injured your foot, you may be wondering if you need to see a doctor. If your pain is only mild, it'll probably go away on its own. But if you have pain in both feet, have diabetes, or if you have sever pain that isn't going away, you should see a doctor.
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To make your appointment more convenient, we also offer:
- free Wi-Fi,
- an on-site pharmacy,
- free child care during your appointment, and
- a comfortable lobby with electrical outlets in the furniture so you can charge your device.
Free Child Care
Child care issues should never prevent you from getting to the doctor and getting the health care you need. We offer free child care for patients during their appointment.